Dec
26
2013

2013 SoHo Fall Painting Contest Winners

Check out the amazing winners of our Fall painting contest!

Its obvious. Our artists have been working hard. When we got the submissions to our Fall 2013 SoHo Urban Artist Painting Contest, lets just say it awhile to tally up the votes. Each contestant painted us something with either SoHo Acrylic Paints or SoHo Oil Paints and we got some incredible works of art. You all are SO talented, it's crazy! We received so many great entries, it took several hard rounds of voting to find our winners, but here's who we decided were the best this year!

 

 

 


First Place Winner

"Tea Time"
by Kyra Wilson

"I first tried SoHo Acrylics as free samples included in my shipment of art supplies. I realized they had a smooth quality and vibrant color, as well as being affordable and have used them ever since."



 


Second Place Winner

"Le Grand Renaud"
by Marcel Franquelin

"Through the years, I've used many different brands of oil paints. Some are too oily, some too thick, or weak in pigment. I worked in a very traditional, realistic manner, and therefore I plan my work and my palette quite carefully. I do not like surprises interfering in my painting strategies. SoHo is definitely among the oil paints I love using, as it is reliable and consistent."

 


Third Place Winner

"Police Cycle"
by Victor Vicini

"The brilliant shades of color available to me by SoHo paints is outstanding! I love the texture and smoothness of the paints. I would definitely recommend SoHo paints to other artists."

 


Lets give a big hand for all of our incredibly talented winners. To see some more great paintings from some of our honorable mentions, see the rest of our SoHo Fall Contest Winners! And keep your eyes peeled for more fun art contests coming next year.

Dec
25
2013

Happy Holidays!

 

And Remember our Holiday Sale ends 12/31 so be sure to check it out and get the best values and savings on your favorite art supplies, only at Jerry's Artarama!

Dec
21
2013

Holiday Art Supply Wish List for the Pastel Artist

Find Everything on your shopping list at Jerry's!

Having trouble searching for the artist in your life this holiday season? Why not get them pastels? Pastels are often mistaken for crayons, but don't let their looks fool you, they offer much more bright color and can provide dazzling effects for your art like blending and layering.Pastels are heavily pigmented and soft so they spread onto paper like butter. If the artist you're shopping for is looking for pastels or wants to try them out for the first time, Jerry's has the right products for anyone, beginner to experienced pro!

 

For the versatile artist:

If you've ever thought about how to get the most use out of your pastels, you may want to check out Charvin's Water Soluble Pastel Painting Sticks. These multipurpose semi-hard pastels are usable wet or dry. They can be used for drawing or painting. Dip the pastel in water to create smooth, saturated lines, sketch on pre-wetted paper for soft color lay down or draw dry and wash over with water for smooth blending effects. The possibilities are endless with these pastels. Charvin Water Soluble Pastel Painting Sticks are made with master quality from highly concentrated, lightfast pigments. Create painterly effects while retaining line work. These pastels are perfect for drawing and painting in the studio and on the road and are some of the most versatile pastels on the market today!

For the artist on the go:

Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels and Pastel sets are the perfect accessories for the artist on the go. With many sets to choose from, Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels are deluxe handmade and hand-rolled artist's soft pastels. They have a super soft, smooth and buttery consistency and brilliant color. These pastels are made using only the finest pigments and kaolin clay and can be used to work into oil paintings or stand alone. They are great for blending and mixing too!

Available in 200 different colors or a variety of sets, Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels make the perfect gifts. THere are themed sets like the Woodbox Set of 100 Landscape colors making it the perfect set for Plein Air and outdoor drawing. 

For the artist with who wants to accessorize:

If you happen to be looking for a higher quality paper to draw on to capture the full potential of your pastels, try UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. Designed for the artist that seeks quality and consistency in their painting surface. UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper is acid free and pH neutral and accepts underpainting using a wide variety of media such as water, oil, mineral spirits, turpenoid and alcohol. This premium pastel paper is available in multiple grades of tooth and various resistances and is an excellent surface for holding down layer upon layer of pastel color. 

 

 Pastels on UART Pastel Paper

If you'd like to learn more about pastels and whats available during our holiday sale, don't waste another second and head over to our Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas on what to get the artist on your holiday shopping list! Happy Holidays!

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