Oct
10
2013

Whats the Buzz- Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels Return!

Back by Popular Demand - Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels!

In today's issue of What's the Buzz, we decided to bring back a buzzworthy product from our first edition of What's the Buzz. We are bringing back the Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels. After our first article, we had lots of people check them out and let us know how much they loved them. We got so many new reviews and emails and comments, we had to share them with you. Seriously, if you have not tried these yet, you are missing out!

 

The quality of these handmade hand rolled soft pastels is incredible. Unlike most machine-made pastels, Gallery Soft Pastels are hand-rolled without the use of a binder. That means that these pastels are softer to the touch and can lay down more pigments with a smooth consistency over some chalky machine-made pastels. And look at how brilliant the pigments in these pastels can be!

The high quality hand-rolling, time it takes to make these, and lack of a binder make these pastels stand out among the rest. Now let's see what you all had to say about these now that you've had a chance to try them out.

"Since you wrote about them last time, I had to try these gallery pastels out. It's hard to describe the pastels because they don't feel like most pastels I've used in the past. When I draw with them, they hit the paper with much more consistency and go down with so much color. You wont waste time going back over what you've already drawn or space you've colored. I would definitely recommend these to a friend!"- Matth3w4te, Chicago, IL

"I really like the way that the soft pastels are used for layering and how they blend so smoothly together. With such diverse color choices in the sets available, I haven't switched mediums since I started with these. Pastels are my new favorites."- Wesley Welner, Denver, CO

"I had to try Mungyo pastels after not liking some others and reading your last article on them last week. These are great. OMG I love them!!!!"-Liona D, Detroit, MI

"As an art instructor, I take the word of Jerry's Artarama very seriously as one of the top authorities on art supplies. I thought after seeing the price listed for these pastels that they might not be as good as you said. Boy was I wrong! These pastels have surpassed any expectations I had. The quality and consistency of the Mungyo soft pastels makes them so much easier to work with. When you blend them, the colors and pigments mix well and come out so creamy. I will be instructing my classes to get these for sure."-Marsha Lynchburg, Seattle, WA

"Glides smoothly, great rich colours, good flow on various types of paper (Velour, sanded, pastel board)"-michaelht, MT

"I thought they might crumble easily, but they hold together very well. Even when I rubbed them down to the bottom from overuse, they didn't crumble. Great product. Good suggestion."-Sturgy420, Miami, FL

"Gallery pastels are the best product you can buy for the value you save!"-Patty Nedefens, Concord, MA

Thanks for all the reviews and comments. Glad you all liked Gallery Soft Pastels to take our word for them and try them for yourselves. For those that haven't tried them out yet, What are you waiting for? With Jerry's, right now you can save up to 67% off list price. With a deal like that, if you've ever thought about getting into pastel art, now is the time. And only with Jerry's Artarama will you find content like how to work with these Gallery Soft Pastels with famous artists like Dick Ensing:

 

 

Try Gallery Soft Pastels for youself and see what all the buzz is all about. And remember, we take your comments to heart here and will share them with you as much as we can to help Artists like you find the best tools and products on the market! So make sure and leave us some comments! See ya next time with more Whats the Buzz next week!

Oct
5
2013

Can You Catch Banksy in NYC?

The Famous UK Street Artist is Tagging the Streets of NYC All Month!

In a rare excursion to the U.S., the famous street artist known as Banksy is hitting the streets of New York City and tagging city walls all over in a new project throughout the month of October. Best known from his first film Exit Through the Giftshop, Banksy is probably the United Kingdom's most famous and controversial graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter of the last decade. He is well known for his distinct stenciling technique, dark humor and contempt of the government's policy of graffiti as vandalism. 

Banksy has now taken his artistic skills to the streets of New York in a project called Better Out Than In, and with his newly formed Instagram account, he's sporadically tagging walls, and anything he can get his paint on, and sending his fans on a scavenger hunt through NYC to find all of his new tags. Here are some of his so far over the last few days:

 

 

The street is in play, Manhattan, Oct.1st.

 


 

Mural #2, Westside, Oct. 2nd

 


 

All I Ever Wanted Was a Shoulder to Crayon, Midtown, Oct 3rd.

 


 

 

 

Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover, Delancy, Brushwick, Williamsburg, Oct.4th

 

So, if you're in New York this month, keep on the lookout for the ever elusive Banksy and his artowrk and let us know if you find anymore of his work! We at Jerry's Artarama will definitely be on the lookout. 

Oct
3
2013

Whats the Buzz- Matisse Structure Acrylics

"More Money doesn't always mean Higher Quality"

In todays edition of Whats the Buzz we are looking at Matisse Structure Acrylics. We did a company profile on Matisse a couple of months ago (you can find our blog article here), and you all have responded by asking questions and leaving us more comments about the paint than ever before. We love to hear from our customers and fans about what our products have done for them and how we can continue to bring them even more top-quality art supplies. Our readers responded and there is definitely a Big Buzz about this professional acrylic paint, and why not? Derivan, the Australian-based company behind the Matisse Structure line holds contests to see who can recycle the most paint tubes, gives away bikes to their employees to help the environment and cares about their paint!

Matisse Structure Acrylics are the perfect heavy body, high viscosity artist's acrylic. They are heavily pigmented with brilliant colors and made with no masking agents. The vibrant colors included in the line are a big plus with all of their fans, and with 96 brilliant colors to choose from, who would complain?  in use, they are great for heavy, impasto use and their thick texture gives birth to some beautifully textured work like these below.

"Dawn at the Waterhole"

Painted with Matisse Structure. "I love the unique colors."-Joan, NC

 

"Nautica 1" 

"Matisse's vast range of color allows me to create with vivid brilliance large abstracts that command the attention of the observers eye. Of all the acrylics that I have used professionally (and I've used plenty), none has the complete range of color than that of Matisse. Their Australian colors seem to find their way onto my palette, especially Southern Ocean Blue and Australian Sienna. The rich jewel tones I achieve with this color line of acrylics is unsurpassed." -Joe D, NC

As you can see above, the range of vibrant, brilliant colors is amazing. Now lets see what others have to say about the quality of Matisse Structure Acrylics.

"They've developed some brilliant jewel colors down there in Australia"-Big Duke, NY

"I love the color choices in the two sets that I bought. These paints do not disappoint - they apply easily and are of a great, buttery consistency!"-Dustdevil, MD

"This product goes smoothly on the canvas and the color is rich and true to the description. It feels like no other brand I've used."- Ella, CT

"I am a teacher as well as a professional artist. I really like Matisse structure because of the way it builds up on the canvas and the brilliance in the colors are incredible. They also blend very nicely."-Nicki, NC

Even professional artist Andy Russell had this to say about Matisse Structure: 

"I use Matisse Structure Acrylics for a thick textured, bold impasto look. They are also excellent for covering large areas...I am completely sold on Matisse Acrylics. I hghly encourage every artist, professional or pleasure painter to experience these paints for themselves."

An Amazing Value

Now, we've saved the best for last and the Number 1 thing that artists love about the Matisse Structure acrylics line is the PRICE! Artists have buzzed so much about the price of these acrylics that at Jerry's Artarama, if you don't think that Matisse Structure Acrylics are as good or better than other brands, we'll give you your money back! And if you want proof that you'll love this paint, check out what other artists had to say about the price:

"Never have I ever found such a perfect paint for this kind of low price. The colors are vivid and the texture matches for thick rich backgrounds in my paintings. At the price offered, I'm able to use gratuitous paint and paint more often than I would be able to with other brands!"- Donald, NY

"You guys hit it out of the park with this paint, it's an unprecedented value for the price listed. As an art teacher, I have all of my students pick up the Structure line. Most classes have to require cheaper paints, but when the price is right, you've got to go for it!"-Pguy6969, TX

"The Matisse Acrylic paints are a high quality product offered at a reasonable price. Their rich variety of colors make them a preferred product."-Steve, CA

"Love the price on the structure, its the only acrylic I use."-Lisa, IL

There you have it folks. And thats it for this week's edition of Whats the Buzz. Remember, we love to hear what you have to say and always listen so make sure to get in touch with us, email us or make sure to leave us comments in the space below or check out the Matisse Structure Acrylics page and let us know what you think of Matisse Structure and our other products and you might see yourself on another Whats the Buzz!

 

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