Mar
29
2014

Whats the Buzz- LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artists Watercolors

A Jerry's Exclusive!

LUKAS, Germany's best paint makers have made on of our most popular lines of watercolor paints- LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artists' Watercolors. It's been one of our most popular and best selling watercolors. We thought we'd share the buzz that's being said since Artists have been clamoring for these wonderful watercolors.

LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artist's Watercolors are truly premium paint that are made with the finest classical and modern artists pigments and are combined with gum arabic, dextrins, and special glucose derivatives to produce a paint with vivid color intensity as well as superior dilution and coverage. They are available in 70 different and brilliant colors and in a variety of sizes. To see how wonderfully they work, check out their abilities in this Free Art Lesson from professional artist Chuck McLachlan:

 

 Don't take our word for it though, listen to what real artists have to say about LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artists' Watercolors and see what the buzz is all about:

"Brilliant colors, intense pigments, great lightfastness and all at a very good price. The paints are smooth and blend well. I enjoy using my Lukas paints."- lifetime learner

"I use the LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Watercolors 24ml tubes, and find them to be of excellent quality, easy to mix and find them to be rich and vibrant in color. A very nice paint to use and would highly recommend anyone painting with watercolors to give them a try!!"- Anonymous 

"After trying many others I'm hooked on Lukas watercolors. So smooth and mixes so well. The color brilliance and clarity can't be matched. It is the quality of much more expensive brands."- Anonymous

"I had recently read online full time professional artists' reviews about the Lukas paints and I thought I would give them a try. I was more than pleased. Pigments are very strong and they mixed spot on offering desired results. I enjoy mixing my primary colors for bright and vibrant greens which really make the work just pop off the paper. Dollar for dollar this is a great alternative for paints. This product is comparable with much more expensive brands and I'm more than happy- Thanks Jerry!"- Another satisfied customer

"I have used Lukas watercolors for some time now because I like the clear colors and the intensity of color. They blend well. I use the half pans because of the convenience of carrying. Good color selection. I am never disappointed."- Anonymous

"These watercolor pans are vibrant, very intermixable, and have good transparency; really lovely hues for the price. I teach/own a popular art studio in South Florida. These are the pans I choose for my students; a 'professional' quality with a good price point. Recommended on my student syllabus!"- Anonymous

"I use these paints for my personal paintings and for demonstrating when teaching. The overall quality of the watercolours is excellent. The price is a fantastic value."- Pip

We have so many satisfied artists who love LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artist Watercolors. Want to try them for yourself? Right now you can try them and take advantage of two very special offers:

  • Purchase online $19 or more of LUKAS watercolors and receive on free #6 Round Mimik Brush!
  • Purchase online 4 or more tubes and get an extra 25% off already discounted sales price! When you add 4 assorted colors of the same size to your cart, you will receive a 25% discount on those colors. Valid through August 17th, 2014.

So now there's no reason not to try them! And if you have tried them and haven't already commented on our product page, please tell us what you think of LUKAS Aquarell 1862 Artist Watercolors. We'd love to hear from you and your comment might just be used in a future Whats the Buzz!

Mar
27
2014

Last Chance to Enter Jerry's Artarama Winter Contests with Lukas and Charvin

Contests end March 31st

Calling all painters! It's your last chance to enter our exciting Winter 2014 Contests. If you like to paint, hurry and enter our LUKAS Winter Painting Contest or Charvin Winter Painting Contest before Sunday March 31st, 2014 for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Amazing prizes go out to the winners- Up to $1,000 to spend at Jerry's Artarama!


 

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 LUKAS products and why you would recommend them to others.

 

Enter before its too late at on our Jerry's Artarama 2014 LUKAS Painting Contest Page

 

 

 Last Years' Winners

 


 

 

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 Charvin products and why you would recommend them to others.

 

Enter before its too late at on our Jerry's Artarama 2014 Charvin Painting Contest Page

 

 

 

 Last Years' Winners

Mar
25
2014

10 Places Every Artist Needs to Plein Air Paint

For when you need to get outside and paint!

Spring is upon us and it's time to take those easels, canvases, pads, paints and brushes outside! The days are quickly warming up, so leave those dark studios behind and step into the sunlight for en plein air painting . 

What is plein air painting you ask? "En Plein air" is simply a French term for "in the open air", meaning to paint outside in nature. Famous plein air painters include Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keefe, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Winslow Homer. The best thing about plein air painting is that anyone can do it. With tools like the easily portable Jullian Escort French Easel, some Charvin Extra-Fine Artists' Acrylic paints, or maybe even just a notebook you can paint on, like the new Artist Survival Book to pack away in your carrying SoHo Boat Bag, you can go straight outdoors and start painting.

However, if you want to find the best places on the planet for plein air painting, you might need some transportation. Here are some of the best places for en plein air painting around the world!


10. Mt. Ranier, Washington, USA

Mt Ranier from Gand Park, plein air by Robin Weiss, oil colors

 

9. Tuscany, Italy

 

Across the Isthmus #2, plein air by Julie Houck

 

8. Paris, France

 

Pont Alexander III in the Rain, plein air by Marc Dalessio, oil on panel

 

7. The Southwest, USA

 

Bell Rock, plein air by Steve Simon, oil on canvas (Bell Rock, Arizona)

 

6. Napa Valley, California, USA

 

Hurried Shadows at Eventide, plein air by Ellen Boulanger

 

5. Oia, Santorini, Greece

 

 

Santorini, Oia, Greece, plein air by Patrick Faulwetter

 

4.  Yosemite, California, USA

 

Fishing on the Merced River, plein air by Thomas Hill

 

3. Maui, Hawaii, USA

 

Maui Mosaic, plein air by Ken Auster

 

2. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

 

Grand Canyon, plein air by Kein McCain

 

1. Bali, Indonesia

 

Tanah Lot, plein air by Saiman Dullah, oil on canvas

 

Want to know what to take with you when you tackle the outdoors? Check out our handy guide from The Splatter: Plein Air Art- Create Art Anywhere 

Where was the most beautiful place you've ever painted en plein air? Do you have any other locations to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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