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 pigment in every brushstroke, while retaining the best qualities of traditional watercolors. Strength, versatility, and now convenience and mobility are part of the Qor Story – and at 40% off list price! Get this set for $69.99 (list price $99.99) while supplies last!  

Features include:

  • Stamped wells on tin lid offer convenient mixing space
  • Innovative non-staining silicone insert with embossed letters next to each pan
  • Standard size removable/refillable half pans; and
  • Watercolor paper insert to paint out a color reference key

Vibrant, clean mixing primary colors along with convenient secondary and earth colors includes: Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Nickel Azo Yellow, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, Pyrrole Red Medium, Quinacridone Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Sap Green, Payne’s Gray, Transparent Brown Oxide, and Burnt Umber

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 lightly wet areas to create beautiful blooms. And during the month of March, QoR Modern Watercolors, Mediums, and Grounds are on sale at 40% off!!! If you haven’t experienced it yet, now is a good time to try QoR Light Dimensional Ground!

How To: QoR Masking Fluid

QoR offers a latex-based Masking Fluid to complement their range of modern watercolors and mediums. Masking Fluid is ideal for hard-edges and highlights with watercolor compositions. Have you tried using masking fluid when working with watercolors? If you haven’t yet, now is the time to try! QoR Masking Fluid and all QoR Mediums and Grounds are on sale for 40% off through March 31st!

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 and scrubbing. Suitable for a full range of watercolor techniques, including wash and staining effects, Watercolor Ground can also be used to return stained areas to an absorbent white surface. During the month of March, QoR Modern Watercolors, Mediums, and Grounds are on sale for 40% off !!!

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 range on the market – perfect for dry or wet drawings, water color effects, washes and sgraffito. On sale for 20% off through March 31st!!!

What makes QoR Watercolors different?

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!

M.Graham Oil Colors is on a mission

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.

Using GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics Paint in Empty Markers

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.

GOLDEN High Flow Marker Set

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.

Aqua Elite Synthetic Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes are 40% off

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.

Draw Big with GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels

Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels on a wood door makes a great canvas.

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.