ACRYLICS

Atelier Interactive Artists Acrylic 

Interactive changes the whole painting process because the paint does not form a skin and dry in 10 – 15 minutes. Interactive works with the artist. You can now control the painting process with plenty of time to blend the paint and develop the painting aesthetically.

Interactive lets you work at your own pace. There is freedom at last to develop your skills to the fullest and  enjoy the painting process.

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Chroma A2 

Chroma A2 is not intended for professional paints. It presents the best value for novices and students learning to paint. It builds confidence and experience in paint handling, by working like a professional artist’s paint.

Chroma A2 has the same brilliance and clarity of colour as Atelier Artists Acrylic.

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Jo Sonja 

Jo Sonja’s Artists Colours are flow formula acrylics. They offer artists the opacity of colour and the beautiful, velvet matte finish associated with traditional gouache plus superb handling and brushing characteristics. Unlike gouache, they are water-resistant and will not chip or crack when cured.

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Matisse Structure 

Only the finest quality pigments and ingredients are selected for the Matisse range of premium artists’ acrylic colours. All have the highest light fastness rating of ASTM 1 or 2. All Matisse paints are fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.

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Schminke PRIMAcryl 

PRIMAcryl is a heavy-body premium acrylic from Schminke that covers a rich and balanced range of 84 finest colours. The colours are non-yellowing and do not crack even in thick coats, providing that they are applied correctly. 

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Atelier Free Flow 

Made from the finest pigments and binders and utilizing the latest advances in polymer technology, this paint is one of  the most fluid and vivid acrylics available. Use alone or mix with other acrylics to create more contrast and texture. 

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WATERCOLOUR

Art Spectrum 

In accordance with proven traditional methods of production, all Art Spectrum Artists’ Watercolours are carefully stone milled to enhance the individual brilliance of each carefully selected pigment and to maximise its handling qualities. 

Art Spectrum watercolours are composed only of lightfast pigments – for instance, Alizarin Crimson is not offered in the range because it is known to be fugitive. This has been replaced with a lightfast Permanent Crimson. Art Spectrum watercolours have a very high pigment content and thus give stronger tints and clean mixes. This fact, combined with the larger 10ml tubes, provides the watercolourist with outstanding value for money.

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Cotman Watercolours 

Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives.

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Horadam Professional Artists’ Grade Watercolours

Horadam Watercolours are created using only the best quality pigments available. Each pigment has been tested to comply with the highest standards of stability, resolubility and lightfastness. The results are outstanding. 

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OIL PAINTS

Archival Oils 

The flexibility of Archival Oils gives freedom of technique which allows you to get on with your painting without having to worry about the classical rules of layering, ‘fat over lean’ and Fast Lifestyle – Fast Drying Speed.

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Art Spectrum 

Art Spectrum are Australia’s most respected oil paints because they conform to the classic tradition. To make a permanent artist’s paint, it is of the utmost importance to thoroughly mill lightfast pigments in pure linseed oil. 

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Georgian Oils 

One of the world’s favourite oil colours, Georgian is highly reliable and provides the heavy-bodied texture required for endless creative painting techniques! All 55 colours have fine working qualities and a high degree of permanence.

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Winton Oils 

Winton oil colours are a range of moderately priced oil colours suitable for artists requiring good quality colour at a uniform and affordable price. Notwithstanding price, Winton has a high level of pigmentation which provides good covering power and is stronger than many artists’ quality ranges. Winsor & Newton formulation, manufacture and quality control ensure Winton is a product of absolute excellence.

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Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colours 

Winsor & Newton began making colour in 1832 swiftly developing and subsequently maintaining a reputation for unparalleled excellence and consistency worldwide. The most recent advances in pigment technology have allowed them to build upon their already high standards and further improve the range for artists. The improvements are a result of using new and unique pigments, which offer increased permanence and greater colour strength.

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Schminke Norma Professional 

The balanced selection of colours which make up the Norma Professional oil colour range consists of 84 brilliant modern and traditional colours, including 27 high quality transparent and unique special colours. The environmentally-aware formulation includes the use of many naturally renewable raw materials such as plant oils and additives. Combinations of pure high quality plant oils produce good adhesion, optimum absorption of pigment and less tendency to yellow. 

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Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colours Product Range

With 96 colours, Winsor & Newton Professional watercolour range offers bright, vibrant colours and unrivalled performance.

Watercolour more than any other medium relies upon the variable characteristics of the pigments used. Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours use only the purest pigments and are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour.

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MEDIUMS

Archival Oil Mediums

It is essential to use Archival Oil Mediums with Archival Oils to maintain uniform flexibility.

Archival Oil mediums are designed to work as a system, giving artists easy control of paint consistency, handling and drying properties. The mediums can be used in any combination to produce exactly what the artist desires. When mixed with Archival Oils they also promote fast drying. 

Note: paint on the palette does not dry fast until after a medium is added.

Archival Oil Mediums are made with odourless solvents to minimise health hazards. For most people they are comfortable and safe to use and should be considered for Art Schools or any group situation where air space is shared. 

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Art Spectrum Mediums

Art Spectrum painting mediums are based on sound painting principles. Art Spectrum mediums are easy to use and accurately labelled to assist the artist. They are available in a wide range of sizes for convenience and economy. Always allow adequate ventilation when using solvents and mediums.

Today’s advanced testing indicates that the use of turpentine alone as a dilutent for paints is to be avoided. It is too easy to destroy the binder and benefits of carefully milled paint. Sound painting principles involve painting from “Lean” mixtures to “Fat” mixtures of paint as this prevents cracking in the paint film during drying.

With traditional mediums this is achieved by starting with painting medium No.1, and progressively “fattening” the successive layers of paint as you work with mediums No.2 and 3 as required. If using our reduced odour range, begin with Lean Medium and then progress to Fat. This technique is essential when paintings are completed over a period of time.

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Atelier Binder Medium

Binder medium is one of the most popular and versatile mediums in the range and can be used in a number of different ways:

  • Mix it with the paint like a medium to add gloss, speed drying and toughen paint layers
  • Use as a ground preparation in place of gesso for a clear, smooth non-gritty surface
  • Seal and protect the surface of a painting so that techniques like scratch back, glazing and varnishing can be done without accidentally re-wetting or lifting paint layers

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Odourless Solvent

Ideal for anyone sensitive to the odour of turpentine or working in a poorly ventilated area. Odourless Solvent can be used to make traditional mediums as well as for clean up purposes.

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Retouch Varnish

A temporary picture varnish. A thin coat restores luminosity to dull areas to aid colour matching. Sealer for painting grounds if the surface is porous.

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Art Spectrum Artists’ Gesso

Gesso can be applied to a wide range of textural substrates such as fine or coarse linens, cotton duck canvas, hardboard, paper or panels. Two or three thin coats of gesso provides the right degree of absorbency and creates a fine surface to paint onto. Art Spectrum Artists’ Gesso is fast drying, finely balanced acrylic compound and requires only water for clean up.

For the artist who desires the superior qualities of an oil-based primer, which crosslinks and provides excellent adhesion between the substrate and subsequent layers of paint. Art Spectrum Artists’ Oil Prime should be used. This patented product contains 40% linseed oil, yet thins and cleans up with water. It is applied directly to the canvas or other substrate in the same way as gesso no-glue sizing is required with either gesso. Allow adequate ventilation when applying primers.

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