Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Quick drying mediums for oils

LUKAS Medium 4
Changes a pure oil colour to a fast drying alkyd resin oil colour, which lends a durable brilliancy to the picture. Very suitable for higher picture layers and for glaze techniques. 

Note: cannot be removed after drying.

LUKAS Medium 4 1 litre tin
125ml bottle
50ml bottle

LUKAS Medium 5:
"Painting Butter", allows relatively thick (impasto) oil colour layers and accelerates the drying process without wrinkling on the surface. The dried layer is turpentine-insoluble and cannot be removed. 

LUKAS Medium 5 
750ml tin
200ml tube
37ml tube

79162 Kremer Alkyd Resin
Ready to use, with siccative.

Really popular, fast drying easy to use paint medium.Glossy when used un-diluted and can be thinned easily with shellsol T or turpentine.

Available in a large 3l container.

 70200 Kremer Oil Paint Medium
Alykd based oil medium

 79220 Oil Paint Medium
 Oil based medium

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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Artists with moustaches

Mark Rothko

Paul Gauguin
 Self-Portrait 1888

Salvador Dali

Frida Kahlo
                                      Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace

Anthony van Dyke

Self-Portrait 1633 Oil on Canvas

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Coming Soon - New Size Lascaux Varnish Brushes

The versatile Lascaux Varnish Brush range will soon include three new sizes - 20mm, 40mm and 60mm. 
As the name suggests, they are great for applying varnish to your paintings, but the synthetic bristle is also excellent for painting large washes or glazes of colour, or blocking in flat solid areas of colour when painting. We even use the larger size varnish brushes in the workshop for priming canvases.

Lascaux Delivery - Acrylic adhesive 303 HV (previously 360 HV) and Fixative back in stock!

We have received a delivery of stock from Lascaux, including the popular Lascaux Fixative and Lascaux Acrylic Adhesive 303 HV.
The 303 HV now replaces Lascaux Acrylic Adhesive 360 HV, the high quality archival adhesive that is invaluable in collaging, mounting and strip-lining paintings. It can be applied to the items you want to glue, left to dry (it remains tacky) and then the item you're gluing can be placed or repositioned as necessary. Once in the right position, use an iron on a low setting or a heat gun to gently warm the glue and set it (make sure you protect the surface of the thing your gluing with some paper or other protective covering).
Contact us or use our web shop to order.