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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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gold standard

March 29, 2011 - Art Supplies

I remember about 5-6 years ago, a potential wholesale customer came down to visit the Madame Pickwick warehouse and check out the pricing. His mother had operated the business for at least thirty years, and now at age forty, he was ready to assume a more prominent role. We made a hit with him on [...]

The mediums are the message

March 15, 2011 - Art Supplies

There are certain brands of product we sell in which the sales of  acrylic mediums is equal or exceeds the sales of paint. Jo Sonja from Chroma comes to mind as does Liquitex from Winsor-Newton. I remember being at a bachelor friends condo and he asked me to take what i wanted from the fridge [...]

Pencil me in

March 11, 2011 - Art Supplies

One of the better moves of the last year was taking on a distribution of Winsor-Newton products in Quebec. We were pretty aware of the value of the Liquitex and Winton oil lines, as well as Reeves in the lower quality. However, we were never really exposed to Derwent which contains all the pencils. Its [...]

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 [...]

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