How to Choose the Right Watercolor Painting Brushes

In the following video, artist Steve Mitchell from “The Mind of Watercolor” youtube channel discusses how to choose good watercolor painting brushes.  If you are a beginner or even experienced watercolor artist, you will find the following information very helpful.  Enjoy!  Be sure to support this artist and show your appreciation by visiting his YouTube channel […]

Dick Blick Presents: Golden Fluid Acrylics Review

The fluid acrylics line from Golden are a highly intense and permanent paint with the consistency similar to that of heavy cream.  The pigment strength used in these paints is very similar to the pigment load that is used to make Golden’s Heavy Body Acrylics. The only real difference is the consistency.  These paints are […]

Blick Presents – Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint

Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint is a professional, high quality acrylic paint available in 75 colors.  These paints have a wonderful buttery consistency and dry to a rich satin finish with little to no color shift. As you know, acrylic paints do have their drawbacks.  They dry quickly, colors change value when dry and you […]

Blick Presents – Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors

Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors have been around for over 100 years and are still a favorite amongst artists of today.  If you were to go back in time , you would have seen Artists like Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet and Picasso using these wonderful paints. Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors come in a wide variety of colors, […]

Blick Presents – Sennelier Soft Pastels

Sennelier Soft Pastels were first created way back in 1887 by Gustave Sennelier for Edgar Degas.  In France, it is the only pastels that has the Kings Crown of approval on its label.  They are made from 100% pure pigment that is bound with gum arabic. They do not contain any, which means these colors […]

Blick Presents Ampersand Aquaboard

In the following video, Elaine Salazar, president of Ampersand Art Supply discusses a product by Ampersand known as “Aquaboard”.  Aquaboard is an acid free surface that is perfect for use with Water based media like watercolors and gouache.  It is similar to cold pressed watercolor paper but there are some differences.  The colors on the […]

Blick Presents – Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolor

Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolors have been around since 1832 and since that time they have been producing some of the finest watercolor paint known to man.  Winsor & Newton currently offers 96 beautiful colors in their line and a lot of these are single pigment colors, and with single pigment colors, you get brighter […]

Blick Presents: Grumbacher Max Paint

Grumbacher Max oil paints are a water miscible (also known as “water soluble” or “water mixable”) paint invented in 1983, that were the first water miscible oil paints sold on the market.  It is hard to believe that any kind of oil paint could be mixed with water.  It seems to defy physics and go […]