Check out this video which explains just what makes QoR Modern Watercolors different from other watercolors. SPOILER: It’s Aquazol®. You’ll want to check out the video anyways because the colors are so pretty. In any case, the patented Aquazol® formula is excellent for all your traditional watercolor needs but offers even greater capabilities than ordinary (traditional) watercolors made with Gum Arabic. Explore the range of vibrant colors and unique qualities of the only modern watercolor, QoR. Also, all QoR Watercolor, Mediums, and Grounds are on sale for 40% off!!! Sale ends March 31st, so don’t miss out!
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 standard sizes, with four different types of stretcher bars: Slim (3/4” deep), Thick (1 1/2” deep and lightweight), Chunky (1 1/2” deep and broad), and Epic (2 1/2” deep). You can also order custom-stretched sizes in all four bar sizes, and/or upgrade to a heavier or smoother canvas.
Our Canvas Floater Frames come in come in two different depths, 1½” deep for ¾” canvases (such as our store-brand Slim canvases, Masterpiece Vincent Pro canvases, or the Art Alternatives Studio canvases), and 2½” deep for 1½” canvases (including our store-brand Thick or Chunky canvases, Masterpiece Monet Pro canvases, or the Art Alternatives Gallery Canvases). They are available either unfinished (ready to be stained or painted) or with a black finish. Raw Materials Stretched Canvases and Canvas Floater Frames are only available for in-store pickup and/or local delivery to the Los Angeles area.
You’ve probably seen our posts about M. Graham Oil Colors, and how they’re on sale for 40% off. Maybe you heard that you can get a FREE tube of Alizarin Crimson or Manganese Blue Hue when you buy three (3) or more tubes. Check out this video to learn a little more about this beautiful oil paint, handcrafted from artists’ pigments, free from extenders or adulterants and dispersed in pure non-yellowing American walnut oil. Completely permanent, intermixable and compatible with all other oils, varnish and mediums including alkyd resin products. We just don’t want you to miss out.
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 also uses the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Classic White to create highlights and to make the drawing pop.
If you’ve never heard of SumoGrip Erasers before, this cute short video has more info about the erasers, and why it’s called SumoGrip.
GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics offer all the benefits of an artists’ quality acrylic paint, but with an ink-like consistency. Because of the low-viscosity, High Flow Acrylics can be used to fill empty markers as a way of incorporating higher quality paints in street art, or bringing the speed and convenience of marker pens to fine are painting.
If you’re new to this, we recommend the High Flow Marker Set which includes 5 High Flow colors plus 3 empty markers – an ideal way to discover how easy it is to use refillable markers with GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics.
The three markers included in the set offer the opportunity to try a variety of sizes, from a fine tip to a wider stroke. 1mm, 2mm and 15mm tip sizes, each its own unique quality, perfect for signatures, fine line detail, or filling in larger areas with more precision.
The five 1 oz. High Flow colors offer variety as well:
- Iridescent Pearl (Fine) and Fluorescent Pink are unique, expressive colors, not found in many ink lines.
- Indigo (Anthraquinone), a color that illustrates the high pigment load available with High Flow Acrylics, and Green Gold are go-to colors for many artists.
- Transparent Dioxazine Purple is a bold color from the offering of ten Transparent colors available in High Flow.
None of these colors are included in the other two High Flow Sets.
The GOLDEN High Flow Marker Set is accompanied by a pamphlet that provides instructions on how to fill the markers and includes information about the other High Flow Acrylic colors available in the line.
Did you catch our IG post from the other day where we showed how much water the Aqua Elite Synthetic Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes by Princeton could hold? We showed how these brushes perform like genuine Kolinsky; the round shape has a belly for maximum color holding capacity and an amazing point for fine detail work. In this video from a trade show we attended last year, you Howard, the president of Princeton Brushes, shows how thirsty these brushes are, and floral painter Jenna Rainey shows how/why she uses Princeton brushes every day. Did we mention that the Aqua Elite Synthetic Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes by Princeton are on sale for 40% off? These brushes are an amazing value. Come in and try the brush on our Buddha Board, you can see for yourself.
Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels is easy to use, yet it opens a range of creative possibilities for artists to go beyond paper. Like most GOLDEN acrylic gels, pastes, colors and mediums, it can be applied to anything acrylic will adhere to (which is most things), like walls, furniture, unglazed ceramic, plaster, natural and synthetic panels, and even paper. For artists like Steve, everything is a potential “canvas” – here he transforms a common door panel into a large work of art. If you’re an artist like Steve, thankfully we have all Golden Acrylic Colors, Gels, and Mediums on sale for 40% off during our Back To Whatever Super Sale: Winter Edition! But you better act fast because the sale ends tomorrow, February 8th!
Also, Sennelier Oil Pastels are on sale for 20% off! Created in the 1940s in collaboration with Picasso, these creamy, lipstick-like pastels are rich in pigment, cover well, and have outstanding opacity and lightfastness. These pastels are available in 110 “classic” colors and 10 iridescent colors. They are acid-free, can be applied to any surface, and may be thinned with turpentine and worked with a brush. Modern Sennelier Oil Pastels’ diameter are 20% larger than the original stick, and are available in a larger size called “Grand”, which is the equivalent of eight regular size sticks.