Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it's almost that time of the year...BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Our regular academic hours begin September 2nd.

M- 10am-7pm
T-  10am-7pm
W- 10am-7pm
F-  10am-5pm

S-  12pm-5pm
 closed Sundays

We will be closed Labor Day weekend (Saturday, August 30 & Monday, September 1).

Monday, August 11, 2014


Introducing GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics,
a new acrylic paint line that can go from brush to marker or from dip pen to airbrushand more! From fine lines to broad strokes,High Flow Acrylic has an ink-like consistencythat lends itself to a wide range of techniques,including staining effects, leveling colors,calligraphy, and mixed media.
49 COLORS, including NEW Iridescent and
Fluorescent colors, and more single-pigmentcolors that match GOLDEN Heavy Body,Fluid, and OPEN color lines. 
PLEASE NOTE: Replacing GOLDEN Airbrush Colors,
beginning July 2013, the NEW HIGH FLOW FORMULA offers several improvements over Airbrush Colors, most notably an increase indurability of dry paint and more colors.

On the SALE SHELF!!! Winsor Newton Winton Oil Paints 200ml
The winton line is a traditional range of oil colors. Priced so low it would be a sin to mention it here. Stop in and clear us out! While supplies last.

Friday, August 8, 2014

We Got 'Em!!! 
Golden QoR Modern Watercolor

QoR (pronounced "core"), is a new line of watercolors that offers artists color strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors. QoR's
exclusive binder gives color greater intensity and clarity, while retaining the best qualities of traditional watercolors.
The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.
We have all 83 colors. So there.

Speaking of WATER...
Holbein Dou Aqua Oils are ON SALE, yo!!! That's right, "water-soluble oil paints". Crazy discounted! Get 'em while supplies last.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Introducing Dr Ph Martin's HYDRUS Fine Art Watercolor!

HYDRUS  is archival, lightfast, and transparent. This highly concentrated pigment is incredibly versatile and intermixable. Use alone or with your favorite nib, airbrush, and brush application. Stop in a choose from 36 vibrant colors today!

Dr Ph Martin's Transparent Watercolors are now ON SALE!!! Hugely discounted! 
While supplies last.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We are CLOSED July 4th!

Stop in today for all your art making needs before the long weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SALE!!! 2 for $1: Winsor & Newton Soft Pastels!    Creamy, highly pigmented sticks of awesome! (while supplies last)

Monday, June 9, 2014

FREE SAMPLE SET of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors 
in the ART CELLAR 
for all you experienced oil painters or for those who want to dabble...

From the beginning, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors have been formulated to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment.  This philosophy is responsible for giving each color a unique look and feel.  Each color also has its own unique story.  Here are the stories behind the three colors in our landscape sample set. 
Ultramarine Blue
Originally made by extracting the purest blue particles from the gemstone lapis lazuli.  During the Renaissance it was by far the most expensive color used, surpassing even gold in value. The current synthetic pigment was created in 1826 and immediately took its place as a mainstay of the modern palette.  A versatile, reddish blue with a gorgeous translucent tone. Used in glazes it glows, like the celestial blue robes that adorned the Madonnas in earlier paintings. Mixed with a cool red it can easily create a range of purples and violets that feel natural and sit comfortably in space.
Yellow Ochre (Domestic)
From the Blue Ridge area of the Appalachian Mountains, this domestic ochre has a smooth and creamy feel and falls between our Italian Yellow and Lemon Ochre in hue.  The color of straw and stone and dense yellow clays, it remains one of the most common choices in a landscape palette, while also being useful when creating flesh tones and whenever a little extra warmth is needed in a blend. A touch mixed into Titanium White will give it a warm cast like bleached bone, or mix with a variety of blues to get a wonderful range of khaki and olive greens.
Courbet Green
A signature color of the Williamsburg line from the very beginning.  This deep, moody yet earthy green was inspired by passages in Courbet and Delacroix. Straight from the tube it can appear nearly blackish, but a quick scrape with a palette knife reveals a surprising blue undertone. Extremely versatile, it produces a range of cool slate-grays when mixed with white, but blended with yellows will go into a whole different key altogether, creating a range of leafy forest greens.
We hope these ‘colorful’ descriptions have inspired you to try out these colors in your palette.  If so, ask for the special sample set containing these three colors next time you visit the Art Cellar.