Archive for July, 2011

Beauty from the Beach

by Howard Flax on July 28, 2011
Lemon Man

Art can come from the most unlikely of places. All it takes is imagination.

As a Northern California boy I have a passion for the beach and the beautiful environment we enjoy. Growing up in the art supply business led to an understandable appreciation for art in its many forms. So when the genesis for new art is the beach, and the result is wonderful pieces of art…

Live Art with Kristin Kyono

by Flax on July 25, 2011
Portal, Kristin Kyono

Kristin Kyono is a San Francisco artist specializing in mixed media painting and printmaking. Kyono’s work appeared in group exhibitions at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, SomArts Gallery, 111 Minna, and California Modern Gallery, among others…

Convenient Graphite Transferring

by Estela Fuentes on July 21, 2011

The newest thing to come to Flax is the Bernini Pencil Line Transfer Spray. It is a fast drying graphite spray that allows you to transfer drawings to paper, canvas, walls or art boards without dealing with the mess of carbon paper.

The spray can be put on the back of digital prints, photographs, or sketches and after two or three minutes, it’s dry and ready to leave a soft grey line on…

Scratchboard – Easy to do Art

by Estela Fuentes on July 21, 2011
Cubist Weiner Dog By Linda Sheets

Full of endless possibilities, scratchboard is a medium that anyone can enjoy working with easily. Scratchboards are hard boards coated with white clay that are then coated with black India ink that can be etched and inked. We offer Ampersand Art Supply’s great selection of sizes and tools for “Scratchbord” art…

New Oilbars are Buttery Smooth

by Flax on July 19, 2011

Winsor & Newton has reintroduced the newly formulated Artists’ Oilbar with a new buttery consistency that enables fluid painting and drawing directly onto surfaces. Long awaited by artists who appreciate the freedom and directness of pastels or charcoal, the Oilbar is a stick of pure oil color that delivers immediate expression in rich colors. Artists’ Oilbar is fundamentally different from oil pastels and oil crayons due to its unique….

Canson Infinity Digital Papers

by Flax on July 1, 2011
Canson Infinity

The new Canson Infinity Inkjet Fine Art and Photographic papers are a team effort by world renowned paper mills Canson and Arches. Winner of the 2010 Technical Image Press Association Award, the museum grade papers are acid free, as well as internally buffered to resist gas fading and maximize the conservation of prints for several generations…