I am a beginner artist, and have been exploring the medium of soft pastel for some time now and I absolutely love it.
Recently I was looking into different kinds of easels and which one to buy. But I noticed that the tripod easels (even the ones that are specifically made for pastels) don't come with any boards, they just come with an horizontal metal or wooden piece to place the canvas on it, and a top piece to hold the canvas in place. But this does not really work for me since I paint on soft pastel paper and need to apply some pressure on it, so I will need some support for the back of the paper like a board or something.
This is the easel I want to buy on amazon, it is cheap and sturdy.
So my question is how do pastelists use such tripod easels for their art, and what can I do to make this easel fulfill my requirements?