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20% OFF M. Graham Watercolors - M. Graham has created a watercolor with exceptional amounts of pigment in an old fashioned binding medium of pure gum arabic and natural blackberry honey. The result is watercolor of extraordinary strength that is easily diluted for smooth, controlled washes and deeper "darks". Alive with strength and intensity, watercolor made with honey absorbs moisture from the air, preventing hardening on the palette or in the tube.

Ox Gall Watercolor Medium Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing Bridgehampton, NY.Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Ox Gall - A few drops of Ox Gall are added to a jar of water and this is used to dilute the watercolor. Ox Gall is also used on very hard sized papers to reduce surface tension. If a paper is resisting a watercolor wash, leave it to dry before covering the paper with the diluted Ox Gall. Once this is dry the painting can be continued as normal.

20% OFF Fredrix Watercolor canvas Pads - Fredrix Watercolor canvas is a revolutionary new watercolor surface made of 100% Cotton. The unique texture of an all natural woven material, in combination with a proprietary patented specially formulated acid-free coating, delivers a unique new watercolor painting experience and distincitve look that can only be captured on canvas.

20% OFF Strathmore Watercolor Pre-Cut Paper - These sheets of 500 Series Premium Strathmore Watercolor paper are pre-cut into standard size sheets for readymade frames and mats. The paper is 100% cotton, archival, lignin- and acid-free, and available in cold and hot press finishes. The 5" x 7" fits standard 8" x 10" frames and mats, the 8" x 10" fits standard 11" x 14" frames and mats and the 11" x 14" fits standard 16" x 20" frames and mats. Sheets are packaged in a resealable polypropylene bag, providing protection and allowing the artist to store paper as it is used. Package also includes information and tips on painting to standard sizes. 10% OFF Koi watercolor Sets - Explore the vibrant possibilities of these creamy, blend able, student-grade watercolors. Koi Watercolors capture the interest of professionals, fine artists, and students alike when applying to dry or wet paper. They’ve discovered that the special binding agent, specially selected pigments and instant response to water of this medium provides opportunities to: •Combine an array of colors to match their subject matter, •Spread color easily and evenly across the paper, •Create spontaneous washes with soft edges, and •Layer, merge and adjust colors in whatever painting technique chosen.

 

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Making Encaustic Medium
I fell in love with encaustic paintings the first time I saw one hanging. There was just something about the work... The luminosity, the transparency, the brilliance. It was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I knew I had to try it and once I did, I was hooked.
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Introduction to Color Theory
Color is a very broad topic. Entire books have been written on color and it would be quite difficult to cover every aspect of it within the confines of this article. My hopes with this introduction to color theory is to peek your interest and hopefully cause you to study this topic further on your own. Understanding color theory is perhaps one of the most important aspects of becoming a good painter. When you understand the elements of color and how colors interact with one another, you have unlocked one of the biggest puzzles of painting
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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