2019 Torrit Grey. A color that can’t be bought. Now available.

Spring cleaning means something different at Gamblin Artists Colors. Every Spring, Gamblin changes the filters in their Donaldson Torit air filtration system, capturing any pigment that could become airborne when mixing their colors, and make paint using the pigments harvested. When you mix together all the colors in the rainbow (or all the colors on […]

Who’s interested in YInMn Blue, the newest blue?

GOLDEN’s Custom Lab is gearing up to produce limited runs of YInMn Blue (the new blue discovered by Dr. Mas Subramanian and his team from Oregon State University in 2009) for Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, now that the EPA’s TSCA certification seems imminent. Since 1980, GOLDEN has produced thousands of custom products to meet the […]

School Me Saturday: Experience RED

It’s time again for School Me Saturday, our informal art school of sorts, and today we’re learning all about Gamblin Artists’ Oil Color‘s range of red oil colors: Along with black and white, red made up the palette of pre-historic times. The combination of iron and oxygen is not only responsible for the red that […]

QoR MINI Watercolor Set: Compact Color for artists on the move

MINI Watercolor Set by QoR fits 12 half pan watercolors in a tin smaller than an index card. It fits perfectly in pocket or purse for urban sketching and plein air painting and is on sale for 40% off!!! The deep, rich, beautiful color of QoR Modern Watercolors with its exclusive Aquazol binder provides more […]

Introducing: QoR Light Dimensional Ground

A white, lightweight paste that spreads like frosting, Light Dimensional Ground by QoR can be applied smooth and thinly, or built up to create ridges, peaks and other interesting textures. The extremely absorbent surface of Light Dimensional Ground allows washes to spread quickly, while accommodating fine lines and detail as well. Try dropping color into […]

A Handful of Our Favorite Pencils

Ever wonder why standard pencils are yellow? During the 1800s, the best graphite in the world came from China. American pencil makers wanted a way to tell people that their pencils contained high quality Chinese graphite. In China, the color yellow is associated with royalty and respect. American pencil manufacturers began painting their pencils yellow to […]

Introducing QoR Watercolor Ground

Watercolor Ground by QoR is a fluid acrylic primer that creates a porous surface similar to hot press paper on many different materials, including canvas and panel. You don’t have to limit your watermedia-based art to only paper, you have options. Watercolor Ground dries to an absorbent, lightfast, and flexible surface that withstands repeated lifting […]

Artist Michele Usibelli and M. Graham Artists’ Gouache

Check out this video of artist Michele Usibelli using M. Graham Artists’ Gouache Paint for her studio and plein air work. M. Graham Gouache is made in the time-honored tradition of binding pigment with pure honey and gum arabic, just as it was for Dürer and Boucher. The base of Northwest blackberry honey protects the […]

How-To Video: Getting Started with Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

Check out this video where Strathmore’s Artist Educator Sarah Becktel shares her tips for using watercolor pencils. This video has become the top video on Strathmore’s YouTube Channel because of Sarah’s straightforward method of teaching both classic and unique ways to get the most from watercolor pencils. Raw Materials carries a carefully-curated selection of water-soluble […]