Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CANSON Mi-Teintes Sanded Paper - Acrylic & Pastel

Anne Kullaf
Sunday, August 18th


Some introductory info - as Anne sketches on the 
Mi-Teintes Sanded Paper

First strokes - using a foam brush to encourage a lose effect

At one point I counted 38 customers at this demo!

Hum... getting in there with the soft pastels

Making the palette "cool."

Stepping back and moving back in...

Don't blend the pastels... LAYER THEM!

This is the finished product after only 3 hours!
We will have it on display in the store - soon.
Thank you, Anne!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meet the Artist - Franz Spohn

Saturday, July 16th

Franz Spohn spent the afternoon sharing 
his talents with all of us!
Sponsored by

Introduction to Franz and his table full of fun supplies.

Transferring an image by shading the back of your paper
with a graphite pencil and then creating your image.

So many fun products to play with!

Layering techniques with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils on Canson Paper.

We always get a large turnout of interesting and interested customers.

Lots of great Qs & As!

Some of Franz Spohn's images that were discussed (used
as examples) as he explained his techniques.

Thank you Franz, Canson, Faber Castell 
and our terrific customers!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers


This is the new Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker.  It is made of the highest grade, lightfast, fine art pigments.  Not dyes - PIGMENTS!  There are over 100 colors that include 24 shades of gray - across 4 scales.  These markers are non-fade and will keep your art fresh and vibrant.  They are compatible with the "White Blender" which will allow you to mix tones and create a zillion colors!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Akua Printmaking with Stencils

Printmaking with Stencils
Saturday, June 18th
Artist Christina Pumo

Setting up for another FULL HOUSE!

Applying color with the brayer - transparent vs opaque

Working with stencils

Placement of the plate and using the Pin Press to make a print

And - rooolllll - there it is!

Our customers at work

We had some great prints made in this class!
Special thanks to Christina Pumo, Greg Brandt
Speedball & Akua for their generosity and support!

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Montana Water Based Aerosol Paints

Water Based Aerosol Paints

Montana Colors have announced the launch of a brand new 
spray paint formulated with low odor resins.  They are water-soluble 
nd contain very high quality pigments. Recommended for Fine Arts, 
graffiti and many other professional jobs. Perfect for interior (
low odor) or exterior work. Waterproof once completely dry.
Nozzle included: Universal transparent.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Liquitex Acrylic Paints & Mediums

June 4th

With lots of good loot from Liquitex - we set up for the event

Artist/Educator Catherine Hart taught the class

Check out the great palette of colors - from Liquitex Acrylic

...and yes - it was a full house
(That's why we tell you to reserve your space as soon
as we advertise a class!)

Palettes of paint - cups of medium and some
very busy customers

Moving around the Soft Body vs Heavy Body Acrylics

Lot's of individual attention from Catherine

We even had a great big canvas for everyone to experiment 
with the paints, mediums, brushes, palette knives, etc

"Ta ta..." and that's what it's all about!

Thank you to LIQUITEX & to Catherine Hart!

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