Monday, January 25, 2010

Wood Panels

Hi, there!
More and more, the artists who wield paint & brush are harkening back to yesteryear, eschewing wiggly canvas, and instead choosing rigid supports on which to express their innermost demons and whimsies.

Yielding to their demands, the Art Cellar began carrying wood panels, much to delight of our beret-wearing solvent-sniffers.

Handcrafted by burl-knuckled woodsmen at Wisconsin's Old Wood Studio, these lightweight, fine-sanded, birch-faced panels are about 1.5" inches deep, and come in all your favorite sizes and prices:
6 x 6"............. $4.20
8 x 8"............. $4.50
8 x 10"........... $4.75
10 x 10"......... $5.35
12 x 12"......... $5.50
11 x 14"......... $6.95
12 x 16"......... $7.75
16 x 20"......... $11.25
15 x 30"......... $15.65
20 x 20"......... $17.00
18 x 24"......... $14.65
20 x 30"......... $18.95
24 x 30"......... $21.95 (Note: prices and selection may change.)

This rigid surface means that your painting is far less likely to crack, which recommends it to encaustic and other thickly-applied media. Done on a panel, a painting is virtually ready to hang up and sell for thousands of dollars. It may even pay for all the paint you bought.

You may also use panels to handsomely mount paper upon which to draw or paint.

In addition, our display of wood panels features the coolest sign in the world:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Liquid Pencil

What looks like graphite but feels like paint?
Why, it's Liquid Pencil !
From the Land Down Under comes a unique new product
that will open up a plethora of possibilities for painters and mixed-media artists.

Liquid Pencil comes in Permanent and Rewettable varieties, the latter being removable with water or (once dry) an eraser.
Available in regular graphite tones, and in several colors.
Great for covering large areas.
Does not smudge! Blend like a paint.
Thin it down with water or acrylic medium.
Try it; you'll see!

50ml jars.
Retail price: $14.95

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tote Bags!

Sturdy canvas tote bags, 16 x 15 x 5.5"
Perfect for vinyl records, or a trip to the farmers' market.
Printed with nice brown ink.
$7.95 each, or FREE with purchase of $100 or more.*

*Software purchase excluded.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Whoa, it's Twenty-Ten!
And although the school in which we are housed, the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, is not in session until Tuesday, 19 January, WE ARE OPEN!

Art Cellar: OPEN Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Our regular hours shall recommence Tuesday, 19 January.

Come in and check out some great deals on art supplies, without waiting in line behind fifty students! We will post some specials here soon.