Sep
4
2014

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

A 'Painter's Paint'

From the very beginning Williamsburg has been known as a ‘painter’s paint.’ The founder of the company, Carl Plansky, was first and foremost a painter by both temperament and training. Everything he made was infused with a painter’s sense of touch and passion for color. This passion for paint continues today as Golden Artist Colors carries on the legacy of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors.

Ground to accentuate the unique qualities of each pigment

Using high quality pigments is just the beginning. So much of the quality of oil paint is in the grinding. With Williamsburg, each color is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colors will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth, preserving the wider range of differences oil paints had in the past.

Cerulean Blue will have a beautiful velvet, light-absorbing surface with extremely strong covering power; the Siennas will often have a lesser grind and feel slightly gritty due to the larger pigment particle size. This grind allows light to travel through the vehicle, exposing rich golden or mahogany undertones instead of just heavy, dull browns.

Williamsburg Oil paints are strongly pigmented and offer excellent covering power.  Most pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and pH-balanced linseed oil, the most durable and flexible of the different kinds of oils. There is also a recently introduced line of colors ground in safflower oil, designed for glazing and the top layers of a painting where flexibility is less important and reduced yellowing over time is desired.

A wide range with several unique colors

  • Large selection of pigment rich Cobalt and Cadmium colors.
  • A wide range of earth colors including  Cyprus Orange, Turkey Umber, Native Italian Earth colors & French Earth colors.
  • Modern pigments such as Quinacridones and Phthalos.
  • Unique colors like Courbet Green, Montserrat Orange and Stil de Grain.
  • A line of transparent glazing colors ground in safflower oil.Special effect colors, with a range of Iridescent and Interference colors.

Beautiful blends created using Williamsburg Iridescent Colors

Embraced by the art community

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors continue to be used by some of the most recognized painters of our time, such as Milton Resnick, Susanna Coffey, Susan Rothenberg, and Julian Schnabel. Works created in Williamsburg can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Beauborg in Paris.

Explore the full line of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and Mediums at Jerry's Artarama:

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Sep
2
2014

Number 7 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#7 Carnegie Mellon School of Art

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Coming it at 7 on our list is Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art


 

 Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art is often highly ranked for top art schools being #1 in Art and Design Multimedia programs and #7 in Fine Art programs by US News & World Report. The school pretty heavily pushes for an interdisciplinary education between art and technology over classical studies to better prepare its students for the ever-changing job market and global culture.

Classes at the School of Art foster hybrid forms of art as well as pushing boundaries between art forms and working creatively.  Students at CMU are constantly contributing to both CMU's and Pittsburgh's Art scene and creative community.    

The Breakdown

  • Professors- All professors are notable practicing artists or scholars. Faculty push students at Carnegie Mellon to study a hybrid of technology and art over classical art studies to be better prepped for the global market. 
  • Notable Alumnus- Professional Artist Andy Warhol, sculptor and printmaker Jonahtan Borofsky, American painter Philip Pearlstein, artist Ryan McGinnis, and actors Ted Danson, Holly Hunter and Zachary Quinto.
  • Local flavor- CMU art students contribute to campus and city creative hot spots such as the CFA & DH Hallways, the Ellis Gallery and The FRAME Gallery
  • Currently on Display- The best places to find student art are The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry and The Miller Gallery.

Art  from the Unsmoke Systems Artspace in Pittsburgh 

 

 For More Information on the Carnegie Mellon School of Art, visit cmu.edu/art/


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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Aug
30
2014

Number 8 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#8 Maryland Institute College of Art

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Coming in at number 8 in our Top 10 list is the Maryland Institute College of Art


 

 The Maryland Institute College of Art or MICA ranks out at number 8 on our list because of the well-equipped campus, inventive curriculum and illustrious faculty. They are constantly ranked in the top 10 Masters of Fine Art programs in visual arts and U.S. News ranked them as #3 in Graphic Design and #5 in Painting/Drawing. Located in the heart of Baltimore, this private art and design college is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation.

The school offers pre-college, bachelors of fine art, continuing studies, post-baccalaureate programs and even young people's studio art classes on the weekend. MICA has over 1800 undergraduates, over 300 over grad students and even offers classes to high school students and children. It is an art mecca for the Baltimore and Washington DC area with over 1000 exhibitions by students, faculty and professional artists from around the world.

The Breakdown

  • Professors- There is a 10/1 student-faculty ratio and professors have been awarded EVERY national prize offered to artists- Fullbright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Prix de Rome, Anonymous was a Woman and the Joan Mitchell Grant.
  • Notable Alumnus- Noted American Sculptor William Henry Rinehart, alumni and former MICA president Hans Schuler, abstract painter Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, pioneering sculptor Jeff Koons and creator of innovative instruments Ned Steinberger.
  • Local flavor- For artists, Baltimore has over 1000 galleries, all night diners, avant-garde theaters and film festivals. The school itself has many visiting artists and speakers.
  • Currently on Display- Be sure to check out MICA's M.F.A. Curatorial Practice class of 2015's LOCALLY SOURCED exhibition

 

Maryland Institute College of Art student artwork. See more here. 

 

 For More Information on the Maryland Institute College of Art, visit Mica.edu.


Jerry's Artarama Fall Back to Class Sale 2014

Jerry's Artarama is the one-stop-shop for all of your back to class needs. Why run from store to store trying to find all of your supplies when you can order them with just a few clicks on Jerrysartarama.com? Save money and gas by getting all of your supplies at student friendly prices.

And of course, we carry all your favorite brands with great savings on supplies from LUKAS, Fabriano, Winsor & Newton, SoHo Urban Artist, GOLDEN, Arches and many more.

Start Shopping Todayor Check out all the classroom essentials in our 2014 Back to Class Art Supply Shopping Guide!

Sale Ends October 17, 2014 so get your supplies why the savings lasts!


Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

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