This was also my first time using my new easel outside. I've been using it in the study the past few days and was very pleased with how it handled, inside and out. It's a Beauport "Gloucester style" easel that was tuned up by the good folks at Take it Easel. You'll also see my new paintbox I made to go with the easel. Closed it's about 4" thick and 20" x 20" square. Opened it's huge. Worked great in the windy conditions today.
So here are some pics of my outing. I'll probably take this one further in the studio. It started getting dark and the wind really picked up toward the end.
"Cedar Creek - Snow"
22" x 28", oil on stretched linen