Dec
20
2014

Gift Sets Make the Best Presents

Gift Sets for All Types of Artists

We at Jerry's are full of great gift ideas for this holiday season. One of our best ideas was to create some incredible sets for all types and skill levels of artists. With our gift sets, you'll be ready to start working with different media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawing, gouache and more. And one of the best parts about these sets is that if you purchase any of these new gift sets, your entire order from Jerrysartarama.com ships for free with the coupon code:SHIPSFREE at checkout.

We thought it would be good to profile just a few of our sets to show you how comprehensive they are and what a great value they can be to artists trying to learn about a certain field of study. So here are a few of our favorite gift sets to give for this holiday season:

 Oils

SoHo Oils "Every Color Set"

This is probably the most comprehensive set we offer including the full line of SoHo oil colors (thats 55 colors) as well as a handy carrying box, 3 Pro Stroke White Bristle Brushes and a SoHo Plastic Palette Knife set. And its only $59.99 right now!

LUKAS 1862 Deluxe Wooden Set

No you can have the rich 145 year history of LUKAS oils at your fingertips in this convenient "treasure chest" that also includes all necessary oil mediums and even brushes and sketching charcoal. (pictured left)

 

Acrylics

Charvin Extra-Fine Artists' Acrylic Wood Box Set of 11

Featuring the finest triple-milled pigments and high quality acrylic polymer binder, Charvin Extra-Fine Acrylics are a vibrant and versatile paint that performs in both thin glazes and thick impasto. This incredible value gift set includes paints, brushes, palette, palette knives and more! (pictured right)

Artport Acrylics Set

This class act art supply box comes filled with high quality art supplies such as LUKAS Terzia acrylic paints, Creative Inspirations Dura-Handle Brushes, SoHo Palette knives and more. Now only $29.99, its an amazing value and great way to start painting with acrylics.

Drawing

Strathmore Drawing Gift Set

In response to many artists' requests, Strathmore has collected some of their highest quality and most unique papers to offer them in deluxe hardbound books for artists in virtually any media. This gift set comes with a Strathmore Mixed-Media sketchbook, Technoart Drawing Pens, Acurit Technical pens and a stencil to get you started with some of the best fine drawing pens available on the market. (pictured left)

SoHo Boat Bag Drawing Set

If you're looking to get started drawing and sketching but want to do it at a great value, this set has everything you need. This set includes a set of Acurit Technical Pens, pencil and crayon sets, a sketchbook, erasers and a beautiful large SoHo boat bag to carry it all in.

Watercolors

Turner Watercolor Holiday Set

This festive holiday set includes a Turner Watercolor set of 18 beautiful colors, Fabriano 9x12" watercolor block, Rhapsody Kolinsky Sable Brush Set, and a Creative Mark Mesh Bag. (pictured right)

Artport Watercolor Set

If you are looking for a set of watercolor pans with everything else you need to paint with watercolors and an easy way to carry everything, this set is for you. It includes a Reflexions Hardbound Multimedia Journal, a Lukas Aquarell Studio Half Pan set of 12 watercolors, a Raffine Watercolor pencil set of 24, and watercolor brushes all housed in a sturdy Class Act art supply box.


Looking for more? We have a full page of art sets all found in one place on our Gift Sets Page. And remember, with purchase of our gift sets, your whole order from Jerry's comes with free shipping with the coupon code! Happy Holidays.

Dec
13
2014

The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year Winner

It's Marsala!

Every year, Pantone, the creator of the Color Matching System that standardized color reproduction, picks their color that will represent the new year. This year, Pantone has chosen the earthy red hue of Marsala to represent the new year in color.

Pantone travels the world to observe color trends every year in search of their next color of the year and had been paying attention to Marsala's growing popularity in new pieces of art, fashion and other areas of design.  They chose the color Marsala because of its versatility, its embodiment of confidence and stability. This hue is a stable color that sells and performs well in multiple markets. 

Pantone's color of the year has had considerable influence in years past with several industries including home and industrial design, the professional art scene, consumer packaging, fashion and the beauty products market. 

 

Pantone's Color of the Year 2010-2014

Pantone's color of the year have been representative of our culture and the changing times for decades now. During the 1960s, colors like Hot Pink, Cyan Blue, Bright Violet and Lemon Chrome were picked in response to the changing culture and social revolution. Then in the seventies, colors were picked in conjunction with the environmental movement and the recession. More earthy and less flashy colors were chosen such as Avocado, Burnt Sienna and Harvest Gold. The eighties or the MTV generation saw brighter colors again such as Royal Blue, Ribbon Red, and Radiant Orchid. And so on...

Do you plan on using Marsala in 2015 for any of your art? Do you think we will start to see more shades of Marsala in our paint lines now that it has been chosen as the definitive color of 2015? Let us know in the comments below!

Dec
11
2014

Still Time to Enter Jerry's Fall Painting Contests!

Win Big This Winter!

Just a reminder that there are still major prizes on the line this year in our Fall Painting Contests. Until December 31st, 2014 we still have two great painting contests running each with $2,250 in prizes! Details Below:


2014 Fall SoHo Painting Contest

Acrylics, Oil Colors, Watercolors and Colored Pencils

SoHo Urban Artist is dedicated to bringing fine art materials to both amateur and professional artists the world over. From high quality oils, acrylics, and watercolors to colored pencils, pastels, studio easels, seating to canvas, palettes, brush cleaners and more. SoHo Urban Artist art supplies provide any artist with a thorough and well-rounded studio set-up at excellent savings. No matter the medium and no matter the skill level, every artist can benefit from the affordable, quality art materials provided by SoHo Urban Artist.

 

How To Enter

 Enter up to 2 paintings may be entered per contestant, and each painting may be represented by two separate images. The required first image must show the painting in its entirety from the front. The optional second image should show a detail view of the work, such as a close up of the paint texture of the focal point of the painting.

  • Please name each image with the painting title and artist name.
  • Works must be submitted as a digital image in JPG format only.
  • PowerPoint format is not accepted. 
  • The image resolution should be no lower than 150 dpi and no higher than 300 dpi.
  • The file size should not exceed 10MB (megabytes).
  • You will receive e-mail confirmation once your work has been received.
  • In the "Statement of Recommendation" box located on the contest entry form, please explain why you enjoyed using SoHo products and why you would recommend them to others.

 

Enter at on our Jerry's Artarama 2014 Fall SoHo Painting Contest Page

 

Contest ends December 31st, 2014

 

 Last Years' Winners

 


 

2014 Fall Matisse Derivan Painting Contest

Acrylics

Since 1964, Derivan has provided artists all over the world with fine acrylic products, including their famous Matisse range of professional acrylics. Based in Australia, the founders wanted to start a company "to make available to artists worldwide a premium paint, whilst remaining environmentally and socially responsible." The company has done just that, growing from a tiny business that operated out of stables in Sydney's inner city, to a multinational corporation. They are truly an innovative company, introducing the first student grade acrylics in the 1960s, as well as thee first non-toxic screen and block printing inks! Until recently, the company was known as "Matisse Derivan" as Matisse Acrylics were their only product at that time.

 

How To Enter

 Enter up to 2 paintings may be entered per contestant, and each painting may be represented by two separate images. The required first image must show the painting in its entirety from the front. The optional second image should show a detail view of the work, such as a close up of the paint texture of the focal point of the painting.

  • Please name each image with the painting title and artist name.
  • Works must be submitted as a digital image in JPG format only.
  • PowerPoint format is not accepted. 
  • The image resolution should be no lower than 150 dpi and no higher than 300 dpi.
  • The file size should not exceed 10MB (megabytes).
  • You will receive e-mail confirmation once your work has been received.
  • We would love to get your recommendation. In the "Statement of Recommendation" bod located on the contest entry form, please explain why you enjoyed using Matisse Acrylics and why you would recommend them to others.

 

Enter at on our Jerry's Artarama 2014 Fall Matisse Derivan Painting Contest Page


Contest ends December 31st, 2014

 

 Last Years' Winners


 

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