I have a pretty inexpensive metal easel. It works well for my needs as I can adjust it nice and high. However, I hate how the board/canvas sits on it. I've attached a picture below. As you can see, I have to contend with a pretty heavy lip over the front of the painting surface, which is proving to be a nuisance (same problem on the bottom edge too). Also, to get a board to sit securely, I have to tighten the clamp so tight that I put a slight warp in a cardboard canvas board.
I know there has to be a way to alter my setup with this easel. Any ideas?
PS - New to the forum. Just bought Carol's book, excited to start painting daily. I was psyched about selling my work...after reading through the forum, I will readjust my expectations - haha! That isn't the main goal anyway, I really just want to improve.