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We frequently receive requests from artists who are offering workshops for large numbers of students, or who may have a studio where several artists share a space.  For these situations it may be cost effective to share the purchase cost of materials and supplies, rather than purchase small amounts individually.  To that end, we are now making some of our products available in larger sizes.  Please keep in mind that these larger sizes must be shipped FEDEX GROUND. Also keep in mind that these larger sizes cannot be shipped to California where art material retailers are not permitted to sell paint thinners and multi-purpose solvents in containers larger than 1 liter.  For California artists, please order the standard sizes we offer on this web site - up to 32 oz sizes can be shipped by USPS or FEDEX without problems.

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These are our finest oil colours, hand crafted with cold pressed walnut oil!  Each tube is an individual creation, not factory made -- hand made, hand tubed, and hand labeled. The tube size is 37 ml (1.25 oz).  Unlike several other high-end paint makers, we avoid tubes and paints that have LEAD in them!  We also do not use alkyds, cobalt, or cadmium in the paints, and there are no solvents of any kind in them.  These are Artist Grade paints, with high concentrations of pigment.  Although walnut oil dries somewhat slower than linseed oil, it does not yellow over time.  Vibrant colors are extremely important, and that's why make all of our paints with walnut oil.  More information on our colours can be found in the article: About Our Colours. Also, information on the use of walnut oil in painting can be found here: Walnut Oil In Painting. 

The books we stock tend to be a bit technical, in contrast to the step-by-step books you might find at arts & crafts stores. We try to purchase them directly from the author whenever possible. Support the artists!

The only cleaners that we sell are those that are safe to use in any setting. No petroleum-based solvents. We have both liquid and solid soaps.

These are Artist Grade paints, with high concentrations of pigment. We also do not use lead, cobalt, or cadmium in the paints, and there are no solvents of any kind in them. Over the past two years, we have received multiple emails from artists looking for oil paints made with walnut oil.  Although walnut oil dries somewhat slower than linseed oil, it does not yellow over time.  Since vibrant colors are so important, we now make our paints exclusively with walnut oil.  These Artist Colours are single pigments ground in oil. They are perfect for mixing your own unique colors, or can be used straight out of the jar.  High quality colours for a great price! The pigment number is listed on the front of each jar.

 

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Fredrix is the most widely recognized manufacturer of canvases, related supplies and tools.

These are great brushes!

These brushes are midway between a round and a flat, crimped just partially.  A very unusual brush!

These brushes are the best for watercolor and fine detail in oil!

For centuries, artists have been grinding pigments in various oils and mixing in waxes, powders, glass, and a thousand other materials depending on the artist's need and application.  Today, some artists value a thick impasto paint medium, while others value a transparent glaze. Combining the various ingredients to get just the right effect is part of the joy and craft of painting!

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