The Mahl Bridge from Watermen Art

The Mahl Bridge from Watermen Art


Introduced in 2006 by Watermen Art (Patent Pending), the Mahl Bridge provides new capabilities for all artists and calligraphers. It provides a stable, stationary surface that allows the artist to paint over wet areas and never touches the painting surface. It can be adjusted to any height, and most importantaly, the Mahl Bridge separates into a top and bottom half. Draftsman profiles (such as French curves, ship's curves, straight edges, templates) are held firmly between the two halves. The artist can then paint those profiles accurately, confidently, and boldly.

  • Handmade from beech wood, which is not only attractive and durable, but is an eco-friendly sustainable wood.
  • Sliders allow the Bridge to adjust to table and image size
  • Oil finished to retain the feel of natural wood and reject oil paints
  • Mahl Bridge Clamps allow the Mahl Bridge to be used on any canvas
  • The clamps can be easily height adjusted using additional height extenders
  • The Mahl Bridge separates into a top and bottom half to hold drafting tools firmly in place.

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Overall Rating: 4.50 from 2 reviews.

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I Can't wait to get this! (4/5) Sep 14, 2014 Roselyn Cruz New York NY US
  I have not yet purchased a Mahl Bridge but I can already tell by watching the demo that it will be in my future purchases shortly. I am an artist/interior designer who is also studying architecture, and I can't tell you the many times this tool could have came in handy for me. I have had many issues trying to paint on canvas upright and cant find a way to adjust my hand so I feel comfortable enough as I do when I draw on a flat desk top. Also it is more likely that I end up smudging a piece that is still wet while I paint or draw. I can't wait to get this tool hopefully on my next paycheck!
Great Product! (5/5) Jul 11, 2007 Stephanie Stringer Huntington Beach CA US
  I purchased my Mahl Bridge a few months ago. I was hesitant at first but quickly realized it's worth every penny. I use it for hand support as well as holding reference photos while I paint. I highly recommend this product for every fine artist, especially watercolorists.
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