Aug
26
2011

Winsor & Newton: The World's Finest Artists' Materials

175 years of fine art supplies — on sale now!

Chances are, if you're an artist, you're familiar with Winsor & Newton — and for good reason! This world-famous company produces some of the finest and most popular art supplies available in the industry: from paints and mediums to canvas, brushes, paper, and everything in between!

Winsor & Newton was founded in England in 1832, a collaboration between artistic-minded Henry Newton and scientific William Winsor, who combined their individual expertise to craft some of the finest colors in the form of oil paints and watercolors. Among the first companies to make use of and develop the metal paint tube, Winsor & Newton soon rose to the top in terms of popularity, and it was with their help (and portable paint tubes!) that allowed artists to get out of the studio and into the field. They even crafted fine art materials for Queen Victoria!

Over the next 175 years, Winsor & Newton has remained in the forefront of art materials, honing and developing both artists' and student grade colors, paintbrushes, canvases, watercolor paper, and more — all of which are among the most recognizable in the world today! High quality is the Winsor & Newton catchphrase, and you know when using their materials that you are backed by almost two centuries of tradition and innovation.

Here at Jerry's Artarama, we are thrilled to carry so many Winsor & Newton art supplies (and thrilled to used them, as well!), and to offer them to you at fantastic savings! Here are just a few examples of Winsor & Newton's extensive portfolio, try them out today!

Winton Oil Coloursup to 55% off list!

  • High quality student grade oil colors
  • Heavy pigment load
  • Smooth and creamy consistency
  • 49 color range, many single-pigment
  • Available in 37ml and 200ml tubes
  • The ideal beginner's oil paint!

winsor and newton art supplies

Artisan Water Mixable Oilsup to 50% off list!

  • No hazardous solvents necessary!
  • Clean up easily with soap and water
  • Mix with water or Artisan mediums
  • 40 brilliant colors in 37ml or 200ml tubes
  • Short, buttery consistency
  • Create a safer painting environment!

Artists' Acrylicsup to 50% off list!

  • Superior grade artists' acrylic colors
  • Luxurious buttery consistency
  • Unique acrylic resin & top quality pigments
  • No color shift from wet to dry!
  • 80 vibrant colors in 60ml or 200ml tubes
  • Complete line of complementary mediums

Designer's Gouacheup to 40% off list!

  • Finest artists' gouache since 1935
  • Opaque watercolors for fine art & illustration
  • High quality pigments with no added opacifiers
  • 85 brilliant, opaque colors in 14ml tubes
  • Select colors & white in larger sizes
  • Perfect for multimedia applications!

...and this is just a sampling of the many paints and art supplies that Winsor & Newton offers! Check out the video below for an explanation of why Winsor & Newton craft so many of their colors with single pigments, the ideal choice for color brilliance and clear mixes:

We're sure you're familiar with all of Winsor & Newton's fantastic art materials, but if you're itching to try out a new medium, now is the time! Certain ranges are on sale until mid-October, so stock up soon, and see why Winsor & Newton supplies are the World's Finest Artists' Materials!

Aug
26
2011

Winners Announced for the Open Artist Call!

We recently had an Open Artist Call Competition open to all visual artists working in acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, and other dry media.  After a fantastic response with some amazing entries, the judges have selected the winners.

Daniel Cassity - First Place: $500 gift card

Robyn Cook - Second Place: $250 gift card

Teri Lai Nga Chan - Third Place: $175 gift card

Shelly Cox - Fourth Place: $75 gift card

Let's congratulate our winners!  And make sure to check TalentCall for more contest opportunities!

 

First Place Winner: DANIEL CASSITY

ARTIST STATEMENT

My still lifes represent the fall of light upon a variety of textures. To produce them I arrange common, as well as unexpected objects, in a manner meant to provoke inferences from the viewer; this is to engage the viewer beyond the painted surface: sometimes intended to evoke humor, sometimes intended to imply an event or story. "The Chopping Block" for instance, portrays a pig - cleaver at its back - standing calmly upon the platform of its fate. Likewise, some of the images offer a puzzle-like quality wherein the titles suggest a relationship to objects that might otherwise seem unrelated, as in "Explosives." As for the objects themselves, many of them I have collected over the years, and so they have a personal connection for me, others are included purely for the sake of symbolism.

As to the technical execution of the still lifes, the paintings are built up in glazes from a mid-tone ground, with the brushstrokes being largely eliminated by stipple brushes. The end result is a soft edged realism wherein the represented objects seem to emerge from their surroundings and shadows; in fact, contours and changes of surface planes are lost as often as possible. In addition to glazing, a variety of techniques are employed to produce the many subtle surface textures in these paintings, such as scumbling, rubbing, and stippling. These paintings are Oil on Panel.

The Chopping Block

Explosives

Old Quaker & Pipe

Mask, Fork, & Vase

Baseball & Horseshoes

Second Place: ROBYN COOK

Bad Idea, Both Times

Observant

 

Third Place: TERI LAI NGA CHAN

Tacked

Aimed


Fourth Place: SHELLY COX (Norma Cockwell)

The Discovery

Concupiscence

Aug
12
2011

NEW Mijello Trucolor Neutral Grey Painting Palettes

Tonal palettes that will change your painting forever — See colors just as they will appear on your canvas!

We are so excited here at Jerry's Artarama that the new line of Mijello TruColor Neutral Grey Palettes have come into stock! This is such a revolutionary line of palettes, and we're sure they will change your painting method as soon as you try them out. 3 styles are available: the Ellipse XL, the Artelier Airtight, and the Fredi Weber Tray — one for any painter in acrylics or oils!

Like most of the Mijello palettes, TruColor palettes are made from exceptionally strong, impact and solvent-resistant ABS plastic — the same stuff that is used to make construction hardhats and the like — so you know they'll last. The major advantage of TruColor palettes, however, is of course their unique, true middle grey coloring: the perfect tone for achieving lifelike color mixes!

Sure, your canvas may start out as a blank, white surface, but it won't stay that way for long: why mix your colors on a blank white palette?  White surfaces cast reflections and shadows that affect the appearance of the colors mixed upon them. What looks like a nice dark color on a white palette may turn out to be a muddy mess on a toned canvas. Using a neutral grey palette virtually eliminates this issue! Know immediately if a color is too light or too dark right on the palette: don't risk ruining your painting by applying the wrong color.

 

Aside from being the ideal color-mixing surface, Mijello TruColor Palettes are also the easiest palettes to clean! Let acrylic paints dry on the surface and they peel right off like a window-cling. Oil paints can be wiped away with turpentine or mineral spirits — without staining the palette! In fact, you can use the Artelier style palette to store acrylics for days without drying out, and by wrapping the palette in plastic wrap and putting it in the freezer, you can keep oil paints fresh almost indefinitely!

Check out this product demo for Mijello TruColor Neutral Grey Palettes:

So really, is it any wonder we're excited? When it comes to painting in acrylics or oils, we've finally found the perfect palette! Mijello TruColor Palettes have everything we're looking for: a neutral grey tone for perfect color mixes, ABS plastic construction for durability, an easy-clean surface that doesn't stain, and three different palette styles to choose from. Pick one out for yourself today, we're sure you'll love it just as much as we do!

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