Saturday, 25 May 2013

A film for Bank Holiday viewing? - Painters Painting 1972 documentary

Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970 is a 1972 documentary directed by Emile de Antonio. It covers American art movements from abstract expressionism to pop art through conversations with artists in their studios. Artists appearing in the film include Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

New! Lascaux Artist Metallics

To celebrate 50 years of making high-quality artist acrylic colours, Lascaux has produced a special range of Artist Metallics. These acrylic paints offer three new intense metallic colours,  Brilliant Silver, King's Gold and Sunshine Gold. They have a heavier body, similar to Lascaux's Artist range of colours, which enables you to employ heavy impasto painting techniques, or dilute them with water and Lascaux Acrylic Mediums to produce metallic washes or glazes. As with all Lascaux Acrylics, Artist Metallics have been formulated to achieve maximum pigmentation and are light-fast and age resistant. They can be used in conjunction with Lascaux Mediums and additives to give a broad range of effects. Available in 45ml tubes. 

New Sketchbook sizes and Paper

AP Fitzpatrick's selection of sketchbooks and paper has expanded to include larger sketchbooks and some new rolls of economical Fabriano 'Accademia' paper.
In the sketchbooks, we now have larger 27.9cm x 35.6cm hardbound Canson 'One' sketchbooks (£10.10 + VAT), which are versatile and durable with 100gsm white paper.
The economical Hahnemule sketchbooks are now available in A2 size (£13.80 + VAT). These have a very smooth 190gsm paper and are glued along the top edge.
We are now also stocking the Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook in 10cm x 15cm (£6.20 + VAT) and 23cm x 30cm (£13.50 + VAT) sizes. The Venezia is hardbound with an attractive mosaic pattern on the cover, and has 200gsm off-white paper.
As well as sketchbooks, we have several types of Fabriano paper on larger rolls. The Fabriano 'Accademia' paper provides a good economical large paper roll, and comes in two weights, 120gsm (£14.60 + VAT) or 200gsm (£22.20 + VAT). These are 1.5m wide on a 10m roll, so a great way of doing large drawings without breaking the bank.
Finally, if you need a large roll of robust paper that will take heavy mark-making and repeated erasing, then Fabriano 4 'Liscia' could be for you (£34.60 + VAT). This is a sized 220gsm paper, much stronger than the 'Accademia', measuring 1.5m wide on a 10m roll.