Yes! I've witnessed Marlene's talk on John Dioszegi's work and methods. I'm not sure that is really light weight and portable, it seems made for a purpose to support his really large pieces. It's fantastic, though! Wish I had one. 

On the other hand, the person that asked me didn't say she wanted portable and light weight... I shall ask her.
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On Jun 25, 2013, at 9:20 AM, Clara Richardson wrote:

Yes, this is something Marlene has demo'ed at a couple of conferences at least; it was developed by a Chicago artist, John Dioszegi (no longer living). It involves a tripod, a piece of gator board and a universal joint. You can paint and edge the gator board in order to keep it from getting damaged. I concur that it works great!

I have never tried to use a french easel or even seen one set up. (I do have to concur that the only one I have ever seen is not a light object).



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