Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Get your sample of Torrit Grey! 
Vote for your favorite Torrit Grey Painting on Facebook.

Tubes of Torrit Grey are available free for a limited time with your next $25 purchase of Gamblin painting materials.
About Torrit Grey
In celebration of Earth Day, each spring Gamblin's Master Paintmakers recycle the pigments captured by our Torit Air Filtration System into a limited edition color: Gamblin Torrit Grey.
Torrit Grey reflects Gamblin's shared commitment to sustainability. Every batch is unique, ranging from warm dove grey to cool, bluish grey.

The Contest Continues Online! 
Vote for your favorite Torrit Grey painting by "liking" it on Gamblin's Facebook page. There are two albums titled "2012 Torrit Grey Gallery." The artists who created the three paintings with the most "likes" will each receive a selection of Gamblin materials. Contest ends at 5pm PST on Friday, April 26th. Winning paintings, including honorable mentions, are not eligible in the online contest.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

From the writer who brought you "Goblin Secrets"...
The Art Cellar now has copies of MCAD's very own, William Alexander's "Ghoulish Song"
Come and get your 1st Edition from the National Book Award winning author today!
Supplies are limited.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Art Cellar is proudly offering 
FREE samples of Williamsburg Handmade Oils.
Simply mention this informative email BELOW and get your Trifecta of Awesomeness at the Art Cellar today!

2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Open 10-7 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Friday, 12-5 Saturday.
Reflecting and Projecting History
by Sarah Sands, Williamsburg Technical Support

Visit Sample Artists' Supply, mention this email to get a 3-5ml sample tube set.
Color is a living language. Creative currents ebb and flow while science moves pigments to the forefront and pulls other into obscurity. A display of Williamsburg Handmade Oil colors shows the cycle of history. Colors we share with generations of painters in the past, as well as Colors owned only by this generation of artists.
Here, we present three colors from the Williamsburg palette. Each with its own place in history, and because of their inherent beauty and personality, they should also have a place on your palette.
The color of emeralds, this was the favorite green of the French Impressionists, central to the palettes of Monet, Van Gogh, Canne, and Renoir, among many others. Its translucent, blue-green tones cannot be matched by a blend of other colors. Never strident or artificial in appearance, it has an almost earthy, mineral feel that allows it to sit comfortably within a painting. Williamsburg grinds it to a velvety surface, rather than the more glossy sheen common to Phthalo and Sap Greens. Mixed with white it can almost feel blue, yet blended with yellow can generate a wide range of leafy landscape greens.
Alizarin Orange
Like peeling back the shadowed skin of a tangerine to reveal the bright golden notes hidden inside,
Williamsburg's Alizarin Orange explodes with color. From the tube its masstone hovers between saffron and paprika, with a mid-tone note of russet-orange that is moody and alluring.
But none of that prepares you for the vivid, hot streaks of yellow left by your brush pushing the paint across the canvas, or the infusion of warmth it provides in glazes. Its most vivid and dazzling moments hide just beneath the surface.
Sevres Blue
Inspired by the crisp, bright blue, Celeste enamel found on the finest Louis XV Sevres porcelain. It is opaque yet airy, dense yet luminous, it is the blue of a clear sky at noon. But its usefulness goes well beyond landscapes. Blend with warmer earth colors for steely grays, pull a touch into skin tones to create shadows, or go electric by playing off its nearly perfect complement of Williamsburg Cadmium Red Vermilion.
Descriptions of colors, or even close examination of paintings that employ these colors, cannot do them justice. You must experience these colors. Ask for the special sample set containing these three colors next time you visit your Williamsburg retailer.