Francois Krige's easel
A moment of great pleasure yesterday; I was asked to repair Francois Krige's easel. Very old, and imbued with the grace and dignity that old tools carry. Encrusted with dried paint, the lower canvas support shows earth colours while the top support is all blue and white from the painting of endless skies, the lower strut carries a kaleidoscope of colourful brushstrokes, possibly to clear excess paint from brushes.
A very agreeable way to spend a few hours working and musing about the great works painted on this, the easel is ready again for many more years of work.