Strathmore 2019 Online Workshop Series 2: Urban Sketching Basics

Strathmore’s next FREE Online Workshop will be starting up again next month and we are so excited for this virtual classroom! Next up, Urban Sketching Essentials with artist/instructor Alphonso Dunn, starting May 6, 2019! We’re big fans of Urban Sketching, it’s one of the most fun, fulfilling, and adventurous artistic endeavors you can experience. There […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Painting with STABILO Pen 68 Markers: A little color goes a long way

Let’s talk about STABILO! Join Emilee Rudd for a fun hands-on project using the Pen 68 Markers and a water brush. With just a light touch and a dab of water, watch the saturated dye of these pens extend and blend just like watercolor. Discover how STABILO’s pens and markers, known for coloring, design and […]

What is a good basic watercolor set for beginners and for artists who want to start painting with watercolors?

Some questions we are often asked: “What colors do you suggest for a beginner to get started?”“What colors should I get if I want to paint with watercolors?”  Choosing a palette of colors is very personal, and at its most basic, the choice needs to include a yellow, red and blue for a primary mixing […]