Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colors owes its reputation for supreme quality to the careful selection of the very finest pigments.
By exercising maximum quality control throughout all stages of manufacture, selecting the most suitable drying oils and method of pigment dispersion, the unique individual qualities of the colours are preserved. To produce colours of reliable consistency and a high standard of colour matching demands a combination of the traditional crafts of the artists’ colourmen and modern colour technology skills.
The 120 colors in this range each contain the maximum pigment content consistent with good handling qualities, and so achieve the optimum tinting strength when reduced with white.
The Winsor & Newton range of Artists’ Oil Color is unmatched for purity, quality and reliability, a success which is reflected in its worldwide reputation amongst professional artists
Winton Oil Colors have been developed to provide the highest quality oil paint colors at an affordable price. The application of traditional skills and modern color chemistry techniques has resulted in a range of 49 carefully selected Winton Oil Colors. This has been achieved by replacing some of the more costly traditional pigments with excellent modern alternatives that give high quality at an economical price.
Contrary to the old phrase that “oil and water don’t mix,” linseed oil can indeed be made to accept water as a solvent. The resulting mix is called an “emulsion,” a balanced mixture of substances that don’t normally combine. And it’s been done for thousands of years with egg and water, wax and water, and, yes, oil and water. The mixture can be accomplished through mechanical means or by a chemical modification. Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour is a genuine oil colour made from modified linseed oil and modified safflower oil. A range of unique mediums have been formulated to allow the artist to achieve all the traditional oil colour techniques, without requiring turpentine or mineral spirits.
Designed especially for people who love to paint. Featuring near-professional quality at a price that beginners, students and the budget-conscious can easily afford, Grumbacher Academy Oil Colors are more than just a brand. Academy stands for quality that inspires at a price that opens the path of painting to everyone.
M. Graham Oils have color ground in walnut oil which provides rich, vibrant color with greater freedom of control over all types of painting application. Free flowing and slower drying, walnut oil enables delicate passages of finely blended color, rich jewel-like glazes or juicy full brush application with no addition of solvents. Because of walnut oil's unique refractive index and non-yellowing nature, colors ground in this fine oil are naturally more alive and brilliant. They retain their clarity and are free from the discoloration associated with other drying oils.
Permalba White Oil Paint is the artists white oil paint because many find that it is a wonderful foundation white. Permalba White is a white paint that includes not only Titanium white but Zinc white. This combination gives the color a richness that is unusual for whites.
Reeves Oils possess a smooth, full-bodied consistency with good covering power, tinting strength and working properties. Perfect for beginners and value conscious artists alike, these sets contain 12ml tubes of oils in a variety of brilliant colors.
Beginners will appreciate this economical set that incorporate the necessary tools for exploring oil painting. This deluxe set offers fourteen 12ml tubes of oil color, one HB pencil, a double sharpener, a putty rubber, two ponybrushes and a mixing palette, all conveniently organized in an attractive and durable wooden box. The Superior 26-color set offers an even more complete selection, including all the same contents of the 14-color set plus a B pencil and two additional hog brushes.
This complete water mixable oil color set by Reeves includes everything needed for aspiring artists to create genuine oil paintings without the hassle of using solvents. The water mixable oil colors in this set feature a high level of pigmentation, smooth bodied consistency and good lightfastness. The set includes six 12ml tubes, 12 water-soluble wax pastels, a sketching pencil, three brushes, a mixing palette, a painting knife, a sharpener, eraser, three painting boards and instruction leaflet.
With the water mixable oil colors in these sets, artists can paint with genuine oils without the hassle of using solvents. All colors feature a high level of pigmentation, smooth bodied consistency and good lightfastness. Each set contains an assortment of colors in 12ml tubes.
More than just a kit, this combination of materials and instructions offer the painter the beginnings of a home painting studio. With the step-by-step instructions, color progressional and “how-to” basics included, painters can enjoy completing their first floral painting with mastery and have plenty of materials left over for their next paintings. This kit contains eight tubes of 37ml Ross Soft oil colors, four Ross brushes – one each 1" landscape, #2 liner, 1/2" floral bright and #12 floral filbert, one 4 oz. liquid white, one floral medium and one container of Ross odorless thinner. Instructions are in full color and patterns are also included. The oil colors are alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light hue, flower pink, mauve, sap green, titanium white, turquoise and ultramarine blue.
Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.
Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.
First thing – Photo Size
If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).
Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art. Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes. Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.
Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough. Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added. Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture. Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.
Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper. Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper. Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable. Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets. The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.