Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mixed Media with R&F Paints, Ampersand Bords & Mo



MIXED MEDIA
WITH ARTIST LISA PRESSMAN

R&F HANDMADE PAINTS - AMPERSAND BORDS - ARCHES OIL PAPER - 
GAMBLIN COLD WAX - PAN PASTELS - ART GRAF & MORE!

2 EVENTS - SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 & 20



Lisa had full classes both days.

 
Transparent colors, opaque colors, cold wax

All the delicious R& F Oils Sticks to play with

Getting "in there" with the colors

  
Our customers were enjoying all the mediums to use for blending and changing
the paint effects

Blending with different mediums

Let's try Pan Pastels, too!

How about using a stencil and brayer?

  
Really great texture!


Some great art from these Workshops!




  

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Winsor & Newton Fine Art Drawing Collective



DRAWING COLLECTIVE


Thank you to Jim Bergesen and Winsor & Newton for yet another 
wonderful afternoon on Saturday, October 15th.


Jim started our class with a discussion of color. 
Where pigments come from etc. 


Watercolor pigments, colors, translucency and more.


 
Comparisons from one color to the next.


Using Charcoal and Conte Crayons.  What is the diff?
Come learn with us next class...


Winsor & Newton Watercolor Sticks are so flexible and 
a great way to work with watercolor.


Comparing some of the many products that can be used
to both draw and paint.


  
A full classroom having a great time with Winsor & Newton Pigment
Markers, Watercolor Sticks, Watercolors, Charcoal, Conte & more...

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pebeo Oil Paints & Pebeo Acrylics



Pebeo was founded in 1919. Studio XL Oil Paints 
smooth texture mix easily and have a low odor 
and reasonably fast drying time - making these 
Paints perfect for glazing.

Pebeo Extra-Fine Artist Acrylics are high 
viscosity acrylics formulated with consistent texture 
and finish. There 79 Colors in this line that mix 
beautifully because of their uniformity. They are 
outstanding due to their smooth texture, heavy 
pigmentationlow odor paint that 
dries with a satin finish.




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Thursday, September 8, 2016

An Evening with the Escoda Family - Brush Makers





On Wednesday, August 31st our representatives from Global Art Supplies
joined the Escoda Family - to present a hand made brush demonstration.

IT WAS FANTASTIC!

We started with a movie that told us the history of this
remarkable family of artisans. We also learned about the
factory in Spain and their staff.



Our guest of honor (the Senior) Ricard - in the wings...


  
(Nephew) Ricard gave us so much information about
the brush hair and handle.  We learned about their
exclusive TRIPLE CRIMP on the brush ferrule and
how the different hairs of brushes and their different
shapes - hold water differently.


Working and chatting Ricard was so charming!


Different "heads" on different brushes.


This was shaping a flat brush.


We had a large group of very interested and pleased customers
that sat around with our guests and had quite interesting conversation.

THE ESCODA COMPANY KINDLY GAVE 2 RAFFLES TO
GUESTS CHOSEN FROM THEIR AUDIENCE.

Thank you to Pat R, Stan, Ricard and Ricard and of course...
THANK YOU OUR CUSTOMERS








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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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