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02-April-11. Mod podge in industrial quantities. What are they doing with gallons....
04-April-11. New Winsor-Newton canvas. much better make in their new Chinese factory
05-April-11. Simply Simmons brushes. they have been hard to get lately. The brush factory manager took his retirement. explains everything




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Sta-Wet in the reservoir

March 3, 2011 - Art Supplies

We have always liked the Sta-Wet products from Masterson Art products. They may have been the inventors of these nifty little product that keeps acrylic paint moist after you make your mix or prepare your colors. They have a series of hermetically sealed plastic containers which contain a special sort of compressed sponge and a [...]

oh so soft

February 28, 2011 - Art Supplies

So Soft fabric paints have been around for considerable number of years, but their popularity has expanded, in part, by the discouragement of  plastic grocery and shopping bags. We are still selling a lot of fabric medium but the So-Soft paint permits to paint directly on the cotton without pre-mixing the colors with the medium. [...]


November 18, 2010 - Art Supplies

The US economy,still under trial and tribulation, is looking to its mandarins of finance and economics to turn the corner on the mortgage crisis and overall crisis of confidence.  Global and domestic confidence in the US dollar is approaching a new crisis point, and talk is in the air for reducing America’s credit rating.  If [...]

Painting With Goliath

We have been pretty fortunate this past season to be able to furnish teaching  space to watercolor painter and teacher Josee Perrault. She wis one of the top watercolor painters in Quebec, perhaps the most eminent name. He classes are a really decent size and it has permitted us to get to know the material [...]

The Black The Silver and the Bold

A new line of one-price brushes from  FM Brush company is slowly  meandering onto the market and it may have some impact. Its another entry into the one-price-fits-all category of decorative painting brushes. Its a market that used to be really low-end, but has improved over the years. Royal Brush had an impact with its [...]

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