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noun as in stand

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We saw a memorial service on the beach in Santa Monica, mourners slow-motion struggling through the sand in church shoes, making a sign of the cross before a huge portrait propped up on an easel.

Visiting that studio, which has been kept much as it was, and then walking a short distance to the easels at his favorite viewpoint puts you right there, to see how the light shifts against the rocks of the mountain.

While none of the original paintings is still in Arles, there is a Van Gogh trail, with easels displaying his most iconic views of that city, where he lived for 15 months and where his exuberance propelled him to just keep on painting — and painting.

Visiting the asylum, I loved seeing easels along the garden path, showing his best-known landscapes, the views mostly unchanged today.

This spiritual sequel casts him as a sort of anti-Bob Ross, working away at the table he uses instead of an easel while insisting that not everyone is equipped to be an artist.

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The last drawing, he reveals, will be of Arthur sitting at an easel painting Denison.

On the easel sits a depiction of sun shining through trees, illuminating the grass below.

A photograph showed Bush hunched over an easel in what appears to be a home gym.

I went back to my easel and motioned the model to resume her pose.

While moving a framed canvas from one easel to another my foot slipped on the polished floor, and I fell heavily on both wrists.

As in a trance he crosses the room, seizes charcoal, and feverishly works at the blank canvas on the easel.

As in a trance he crosses the cell, seizes a piece of charcoal, and feverishly works at the picture on the easel!

The artist grasped his friend's hand, dragged him off to the studio, uncovered a small easel picture and a portrait.

If it passed the inspection, he would nod contentedly, trill out a gay refrain, and replace it on the easel for further study.

A Bayard in society—a Raphael at the easel, he bore a distinguished part in the lionization of the day.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to easel, such as: tripod, frame, and mount.

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