Plein aire painting, or painting outdoors, has been a beloved art technique for centuries. Hailed by the Impressionists as the only way to correctly capture light and the transient elements of nature in art, painting in the field has remained popular among artists since the mid-19th century. French box and travel easels were developed as the perfect tool for this outdoor art creation! Lightweight, portable, and easy to set up or take down, many French and travel easels come with sketch boxes to carry materials. Here at ASW we have a wide selection of travel and French easels sure to make your plein air painting experience a success!