Jul
18
2013

What's the Buzz

 

Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels & Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

Often, the best way to find out about a hot product on the market is to listen to what your friends and fellow artists have to say about it. We do this all the time. So today, we decided to check out the buzz on two of our featured products, Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels and Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper! 

First up is Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels. These artist-grade pastels are hand-rolled, making them softer and easier to blend. Artists love them for their brilliant colors and because they don't fade over time. They are definitely the go-to pastels on the market right now. But don't take our word for it. Lets see what the buzz is all about!

"Not too hard, not too soft. Creamy. Really beautiful colors. They don't crumble when you break them in half/thirds. Love how they feel!!" -Paula, Tennessee

"This set has a marvelous range of colors. All seem to apply smoothly, controlled and consistent. Works with blended and raw strokes with equal ease." - The Light Bender, Florida

"Gallery soft pastels, like the three little bears bedtime story, are not too soft, not too hard, just right. Many pastels are too hard, crumbly or to soft for all around use. I have found Gallery pastels perform well from the preliminary sketch to the final spark of color at the center of interest. Gallery soft pastels range from subtle colors to the brilliant. Finding the right color is easily done. Gallery Pastels can achieve very soft edges to hard edges. If you were to buy only one brand of pastel, I would recommend Gallery soft pastels by Mungyo".  -James, New Mexico


"Last year I was i
nvited to review the new Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels in a focus group at Jerry's. The labels were peeled off, so we couldn't tell what brand we were using...the Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels were just as strong in pigment, soft, creamy and completely covered the paper as richly as their more costly competitors. They layered and blended beautifully. I highly recommend them as a quality product with a more economical pricetag! Jerry's has done it again...go out and try them today!"  - Kim, North Carolina,

"Over the years I have acquired, tested and used not only every pastel on the market, but the varied and assorted pastel surfaces that make this such a unique and individual medium for use in my professional art business! . Much to my delight, I found the [Mungyo] Pastels comparable in every way to the Unison and Rembrandt pastels that I have favored over the years. Their texture, colors and smooth, buttery consistency were equal in every way.....except in price. When you add high quality to cost effectiveness for the working artist, well, it just doesn't get any better than that!" - M Theresa Brown, North Carolina

 Looks like people like the Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels for its texture and blending ability. Try them out yourself and let us know what you think. We're sure you'll love them.

 

 

 

Next up is the Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper. Artists have been raving about how great this paper is! They say its strong, holds watercolor paints better than its leading competitors and is incredibly versatile! But once again, lets put it to the test and see what the buzz is all about.

"Excellent quality, easy to work on." -Kitty, Wisconsin

"I tried a few sheets and was totally impressed by how beautifully it accepts color. The surface has a velvety tooth and the paper easily tolerates scrubbing when lifting colors. Also, unlike all other watercolor papers I've used, the Fabriano Artistico 300 lb. Cold Press shows minimal distortion when wet... and always dries completely flat. I now use Fabriano Artistico exclusively. A truly superb paper." -Dr. A, Oregon

"I love this paper. It takes a lot of abuse and continues to perform. I do my best work on this paper." -Patti the Art Student, Oregon

"Fabriano Watercolor paper is excellent for all water-based media, colored pencils, and silkscreen printmaking." -Annie, North Carolina

 

Well, looks like Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper lives up to the hype with its strength and durability! Here at Jerry's we are always striving to carry the best products on the line, the ones Artists are always asking about, the ones that create a buzz. So we will continue to look for the products you're crazy for and sharing what we find each week with two featured products we know you love! Thanks always for your input and look out for more Whats the Buzz coming up next week!

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