The Importance of Blue: Artist Pablo Ruben

Undoubtedly blue is the essential color in my palette and I have up to six spaces reserved in my usual work zone for them. My works are characterized by cold and grayish ranges, so the blues are completely irreplaceable. The blues that I use the most are: Indigo, Indanthrone Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Lavender, and Cobalt Teal Blue. When mixed […]

R&F Pigment Stick Video Tutorial w/ Charles Forsberg

Charles Forsberg demonstrates how Pigment Sticks by R&F Handmade Paints are both a drawing and painting medium like no one else. He frequently returns to drawing, forcefully striking marks into the heavily manipulated buttery paint, then tearing it apart, alternating in a push-pull sequence of drawing and smearing, scraping back, revealing previous drawing marks, and […]

Experience Green with Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors

An Abundance of GreenAt risk of stating the obvious, there is a lot of green in the world. This is true not only in nature, but in science. Residing in the middle of the spectrum of visible light, the human eye most readily sees green more than any other color. With great abundance, comes great […]

DIY Embossing Magic with Excel Blades

Check out this video from Excel Blades where Sam Martin shows you how to emboss vinyl with the Excel Burnisher Set. Not only can you emboss vinyl, but you can also use this stylus on materials like leather, clay, foil, fondant, etc.   Materials Excel Blades K18 Excel Blades Burnisher Set Cutting Mat Bristol Paper  […]

Watercolor Mixing Charts: How to Make Them and Why

Why take the time to make watercolor mixing charts?  Color Mixing Charts (or grids) are terrific tools for learning, for color referencing, an excellent way to understand your DANIEL SMITH Extra-Fine Watercolors, and see some of the range of colors that can be mixed.  For our example, we’re making a color mixing chart or grid […]

High Flow Acrylics: A Unique and Versatile Tool for Artists

Have you tried High Flow Acrylics by GOLDEN? We’re obsessed. Yup. Us and everyone else. Check out this video showing the different ways to use this awesome acrylic paint. High Flow Acrylics have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques, and it’s now ON SALE at 30% OFF. From fine […]

Introducing Lorraine Watry, Watercolor Artist

We are delighted to introduce DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Artist, Lorraine Watry! Lorraine will take us step-by-step through her process for making a watercolor painting. “Spa Day” is from a photo I took of a Red Crested Cardinal after he’d bathed in a fountain. The photo intrigued me because of all the neutral colors around the bright […]

Draw Big with GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels

Pastel Ground by GOLDEN is used for preparing supports for use with dry media like pastels, graphite, pencil, charcoal or chalk, and it is ON SALE at 30% OFF! Pastel Grounds provide a tooth similar to pastel paper and is perfect for when you want to work LARGE and on unconventional surfaces, like say, a […]

ComposiMold Learning Curve: Basic Instruction of Reusable Molding Materials

This video shows the process for making molds and casts and then re-using Reusable Molding Material by ComposiMold to make what you want. How many times can ComposiMold be reused? It’s been tested at 35x, but we’ve heard customers say they’ve reused it 100x. Wow. We have Reusable Molding Material by ComposiMold ON SALE at […]

Dry Pigments by Gamblin

Over the last few years, we’re finding that the DIY movement continually inspires artists to get creative with raw materials and we get a lot of questions about how to use Dry Pigments by Gamblin. Dry Pigments are the same pigments used in Gamblin’s Artist’s Oil Colors, which is 100% pure, finely-ground, available in a […]