Jun
21
2014

The Complete Liquitex Acrylic System

New Complete Liquitex System offers Seamless Crossover and Color Consistency among Acrylic Products

Shared Color System Blends Perfectly


You may have heard about two recent additions to the family of Liquitex Professional Acrylic Colors.

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Liquitex is unique in that it is the only international color manufacturer that has designed two new ranges of professional artists' acrylic colors in the last two years that are not in tubes or jars.

Same paints, same pigments-new delivery method for a universal acrylic experience!


Take a look at the Complete Liquitex System

Add the new Sprays and Markers to existing color ranges to see the beauty behind the design of the all-acrylic Liquitex System:

The "Liquitex System" is designed with one clear goal- to give you the artist, unlimited ways to paint with professional acrylic colors while using one universal color chart for all ranges. In addition, being able to inter-mix all media within the Liquitex System provides true creative freedom. 

We have heard from instructors, students, professional artists, mural designers and kids. They all love to imagine the all of the possibilities that Liquitex now provides. They see the Liquitex System as a new pathway to art creation that provides various paint application tools to put color easily in its proper place.

Find the full list of Liquitex Products at Jerrys Artarama.

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Buy $30 of Professional Spray Paint and receive a FREE Professional Paint Marker (choice of 3 colors) with Special Rebate!


Additional Information on Liquitex

In 1955, a small family owned company in Ohio called the Permanent Pigments Company created the first water-based acrylic paint, although until that point manufactured only oil colors. The owner, Henry Levinson searched for a name that would capture the uniqueness of his new product. The new paint could stick to anything and could be used thick, thin or of any consistency, and most importantly, could be altered or cleaned up with water. Levinson decided to call the product Liquid Texture and Liquitex was born. Other notable achievements in Liquitex's history are the development of the first gloss and matte mediums, the first removable acrylic varnish, as well as the first iridescent acrylic paint. Liquitex offers the largest range of materials for acrylic artists including several lines of paints, mediums, brushes and even a new acrylic spray paint. Liquitex still innovates today, always searching for and creating unique ways acrylic artists can express themselves.

 

Jun
19
2014

Did You Know- The Statue of Liberty

Fun Facts About Our Country's Largest Statue

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at in New York Harbor on June 19th, 1885? That means that today is the 129th anniversary of the statue arriving on the French frigate IsereAlthough thought more of as a monument than a piece of art, the Statue of Liberty is North America's Largest Statue. Here are some other fun, interesting and intriguing facts about one of America's most famous pieces of art:

Did You Know?

  • The statue is constructed of hand-shaped copper sheets and was crafted in France and then taken apart before the trip to America where it was rebuilt.
  • The Statue of Liberty faces East greeting incoming ships and fresh immigrants while also looking back at her birthplace in France.
  • The steel framework was designed by engineers Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel
  • The official dedication ceremonies were held on October 28th, 1886 and president Grover Cleveland dedicated the statue.
  • A plaque mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the statue houses the famous words of the sonnet "The New Colossus" by American poet Emma Lazarus:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

  • The total overall height of the statue from the base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch is 305 ft, 6 inches making it currently the 11th tallest statue on the planet (with pedestal)
  • The crown on the statue has 7 rays, one for each continent and each measuring  up to 9 ft in length and weighing up to 150 lbs.
  • The torch you see today is fairly new having been replaced in 1986 and has been covered with thin sheets of 24k gold.
  • The copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is only 3/32 of an inch thick which is less than the thickness of 2 pennies
  • The patina or green coloration of the statue occurred due to natural weathering of the copper. 
  • The inscription on the tablet the statue holds reads the date "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" which means July 4th, 1776.
  • If you would guess that the statue weights 450,000 lbs, you would be correct.

Check back with us for more Did you Know and check out some of our previous Did You Knows: Did You Know-Michelangelo, Did You Know- Jerry's has Brand New Shout Out Videos and Did You Know- Salvador Dali

Jun
17
2014

Jerry's Keeps the Ball Rolling During the 2014 World Cup

Special Painting Commissioned for World Cup 2014

In the spirit of a special event such as the FIFA 2014 World Cup bringing the world a little closer over a love of Soccer, Jerry's Artarama decided to commemorate the event with a painting by one of Jerry's own resident artists and product tester Amy Gardner Dean

Los Colores Del Futbol by Amy Gardner Dean

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

Just as the World Cup brings together teams from countries all over the world and unifies them under the goal of a world wide Soccer Tournament, Jerry's Artarama's goal is a similar one: to bring together paints and art products representative from all over the world. 

The soccer ball in the piece titled Los Colores Del Futbol represents the globe with different countries represented and highlighted by their patron paint purveyors. Each section represented with a different country's flag is painted with a different brand of paint carried by Jerry's Artarama from that country. The painting itself was a mix of acrylic paints on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Watercolor Paper.

Represented Paint Brands Include:

1. USA- SoHo Urban Artist Acrylics 

 

2. Australia- Matisse Structure Acrylics

 

 

3. Germany- LUKAS CRYL Studio Acrylics

 

4. France- Charvin Extra Fine Acrylics

 

5. Japan- Turner Acryl Gouache

 

Jerry's Artarama has a long history of searching the world over for the best art supplies on the planet and we will travel any distance to bring our customers amazing value and the best performing products and supplies. Although, it is when the world comes together for an event like this that true cultural exchange occurs and for a brief moment, the world becomes unified with friendship, good affection for one another and friendly competition. 

To learn more about the World Cup and artwork commemorating it from all over the world, be sure to check out our own Splatter article 2014 World Cup Art

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