Art Products: Reviews of Digital and Traditional Artist Supplies

I am an artist who has been supporting myself and my children selling my paintings online for 10 years. Over that time, I’ve sold more than 2000 paintings to patrons all over the world. But I kept running into the same problem. . . how do you ship large paintings without paying an arm. . . read more
I recently emailed Windsor and Newton regarding their use of animal ingredients within their art supplies, and they very kindly replied with the following message. (I’ve edited it slightly for space and formatting purposes.) Firstly, none of our products are tested on animals. However,. . . read more
Most of my art mediums are usually oils, watercolors, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. I’ve occasionally used markers for some of my personalization jobs, where I paint on wood, glass, etc, and I need it to stay permanent, but that’s about it. For that type of work I’ve always used the. . . read more
First, let me just say that I’m not really a frame guy. I’ve never really cared for framing my canvases, preferring instead to paint the edges on gallery wrapped canvas. I’ve just always felt like most frames draw too much attention to themselves. Recently though I’ve been using up a. . . read more
Today I've taken three brands of watercolour pencils/sticks (Derwent Aquatone, Derwent Inktense, and Neocolor II) and compared them with and without water on rough watercolour paper. . . read more
Swiss-made Caran d’Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons are available in a wide variety of strong bright colors. . . 84 to be exact. This combination of vibrant color and water-soluble media produces a watercolor crayon that is appropriate for professional use - such as watercolor. . . read more
Created in 2007, PanPastels are innovative pans of pastel pigment that are meant to be scooped, spread, and smoothed using specially-made Sofft painting knives and sponges.. . . read more
Unlike soft pastels or colored pencils, professional oil pastels are not available from dozens of manufacturers. There are only a few good artist-grade brands, each of which has its own proprietary formula.. . . read more
Derwent, an inventive UK pencil company, has come up with an art product unlike any other - ink pencils. These unique colored pencils (sold under the Inktense brand) are different enough from watercolor pencils that they're almost like a new medium.. . . read more
Ever get asked, "Where's the best place to find art supplies?" Or, "Where do you buy art materials? Online? Or from an actual store?" Well I asked again - and here are the stores that artists are recommending.. . . read more

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