Sunday, October 23, 2016

Winsor & Newton Fine Art 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.


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.


Thank you to Pat R, Stan, Ricard and Ricard and of course...

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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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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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