I recently got a new easel. It is basically a drafting table/easel. The top can tilt up and down at pretty much any angle you want, it has arms (these are easily removable) to hold smaller paintings in place on the drawing surface as well as a bridge that goes over the painting to rest your hand on. Also for larger paintings it has extending easel style arms for holding a painting up to 60 inches tall. I tried it out yesterday and it is perfect.