Plein Air Painting Session: LA Central Library on World Book Day, April 23rd with Roofless Painters

Attention oil painters! Join Roofless Painters for a very special plein air painting workshop to celebrate World Book Day (Tuesday, April 23). They’re painting the Los Angeles Central Library from The Bonaventure Hotel. The workshop is $75, and all painting materials are supplied (medium-OIL). Setup and clean-up is on them, too – just show up […]

Our L.A. Voices: A Pop-Up Arts & Culture Fest

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019; 11 am – 5 pm  Grand Park’s week-long spring arts experience, Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices – a Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest is a regional arts gathering that focuses exclusively on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. This FREE arts fest will feature short film, […]

Still Life Painting Session @ Grand Central Market with Roofless Painters – April 6th

Attention oil painters! Want to paint some produce together? Join Roofless Painters for a still life workshop at the one and only Grand Central Market, in DTLA’s Historic Core this Saturday, April 6th from 6-8pm. The Roofless Painters will set up easel stations around the produce stands of one of the market’s vendors and paint them […]

Getting Started with Plein Air Painting

Happy Plein Air-pril! Have you always wanted to try busting out of your art studio and painting en plein air? Or has it just been a while since you’ve been out painting? Either way, you’re in luck! Thanks to Royal Talens, artist Justin Vining walks you through the basics of getting started with plein air […]

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 […]

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 […]

How-To: Neocolor II Water-soluble Wax Pastels

This video covers various basic techniques with NEOCOLOR® II Water-soluble Wax Pastel by Caran d’Ache: drawing, graded applications, washes, watercolour effects and techniques. Soft, velvety texture, ultra-high pigment concentration, luminous colours, excellent light resistance, and superior covering power – these are more than just crayons. The NEOCOLOR II Water-soluble Wax Pastels have the widest color […]

Win A Trip to Holland and “The Rembrandt Experience”

2019 is the year of Rembrandt! To recognize the spirit of Rembrandt in all of us, Royal Talens, manufacturer of Amsterdam Acrylics, Amsterdam Acrylic Inks, and Rembrandt Artists Pastels presents a competition for artists around the world! How To Enter Take a high quality photo of your artwork Share on Instagram or Facebook and use the […]

Raw Materials Stretched Canvas and Floater Frame

There are plenty of brand-name options in the canvas and floater frame world, but only two with the name Raw Materials on them. Perhaps not surprisingly, Raw Materials Stretched Canvas and Raw Materials Canvas Floater Frames are available exclusively at your favorite independent art supply store, Raw Materials! Our Stretched Canvases come in the usual […]

SumoGrip Premium Erasers Are Ideal for Reductive Drawing

SumoGrip Premium Erasers work like ultra-fine sandpaper to get into the small grooves of paper and grab and trap erased graphite. Check out this video where artist Lemia Crescent uses the SumoGrip Premium Eraser to play with highlights, textures, gradation in tone, and to create contrast between light and shadow in her graphite illustrations. She […]