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  • The paintbox, mahl stick, and paint rag sit on a chair in front of him.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • I've tried mahl sticks, taping edges and such but it seems to take tons of work.

    Line Drawing

  • Matthew, for straight lines, I use a mahl stick made out of a wooden yardstick.

    Line Drawing

  • For lines like this I used a mahl stick to balance my hand.

    Rhinebeck Paint Out

  • Charley, I made a plein-air mahl stick out of a wooden dowel rod.

    Pochade Boxes

  • Mine came with a side panel, which I drilled with holes of various sizes to hold brushes that are not in use, as well as slots for the palette knife and mahl stick.

    Pochade Boxes

  • I have a longer mahl stick that I take on location made from an aluminum tube with a rubber foot from any hardware store stuck on the end.

    Pochade Boxes

  • He most likely used a small sable brush either a round or a rigger brush with his hand steadied with a mahl stick.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • One way to establish the EL is to roughly place the overall figure shape first——top of head, bottom of feet, etc——and then sight down a horizontal pencil or mahl stick at the level of your eye, and it will point to the place on the figure where the EL intersects it.

    Eye Level, Part 1

  • For lines like this I used a mahl stick to balance my hand.

    Archive 2008-10-01


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