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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My New Plein Air Umbrella by Best Brella!

I am participating this week in the Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out and thankfully I got my new umbrella in time. It was so hot and sunny today and I wouldn't have been able to be out there in the sun without the umbrella. I have to give a plug for the Best Brella. It was so easy to set up and adjust. I was able to keep adjusting the angle as the sun moved keeping my set up and me in the shade! This was a test for my plein air set up that I am bringing to the Richard McKinley workshop next month. I am using an Easy-L easel on my old Bogen tripod. I have a small box of pastels in the tray but I can use my Heilman box if I bungee it to the tray. I was in too much of a rush this morning to fuss with it! It all worked great now I just need to get it all out to California!

2 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Thanks for the tip... Does it fold up really small??

Karen said...

Hi Marian,
It comes in a carry bag and it folds to fit in. The bag is 24 inches long. It is very light weight though. The piece that attaches to the tripod is the heavy part. I was impressed with how quickly it set up and how easy it was to adjust...I tend to fumble with knobs and stuff!