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Acrylic Supplies

I will start with some paper you can paint on for practice first then work up to brushes, Arches Watercolor PaperBuy BLICK acrylic painting supplies! As for brushes, I would not buy a set I would buy them individually. Because you really don’t need them all to start with. But will want to use them later after you get the feel of the brushes and know what to do with them. Although some times a small set can be A frugal deal. If you click on these links and go the product and buy, I will get a bit of commission. I won’t get rich selling 5 & 10 dollar items. lol

Utrecht art supplies mean just that. They supply not only supplies for painting but sculpting, drafting, and printmaking to name a few.   RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9132)RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)These brushes, both sets are good for acrylic and oil. they have a mix of natural and synthetic bristles. And the price is really nice. Once you get into this store you can decide if it is best for you. I truly believe that when it comes to acrylic painting, a good brush is worth a million.


400 Series Acrylic PadRealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)

I love these pads. I used them like crazy when I was practicing painting. And I still keep it on hand to try things I have never tried before.

This is a nice inexpensive brush set to start with. I am kind of hooked on brushes. If I go to a craft store to by canvas, I always come home with brushes. I love them. They are my not so secret habit. I have so many. but I could use more filberts. lol.

Galeria Acrylic Paint Set, 10 ColorsThis paint set picture is so tiny. but it doesn’t help to enlarge it, it gets blurry. Well, this set comes in both 20ml and 60 ml tubes.  And I really love galleria paint. It is just the perfect consistency.

Blick has several sets too. They even have the colors divided into shades. One is Autumn than Summer. Also Earth and Portrait. Other brands are Liquidex, Golden, Revees and Winsor & Newton. A lot of variety. I usually get Liquidtex. It has a nice consistency and the price is right for a starving Artis like me. There are tons of us out there.

Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set
Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set “A”

These come in several sizes. and several sized sets. So it is your choice depending on your needs. I have not tried these yet. So I can’t give you my opinion.
Unprimed Wood Painting Panels, 1 5/8These wooden boxes come with a keyhole in the back. And in all sizes.  I believe they even have them in the round.

Then I ask about canvases. I do use a stretch canvas from time to time. But mostly I like the canvas board. To each there own. But it is nice for storage and for shipping.Premier Heavyweight Cotton Archival Panels, 1/8

Here they are. They are very nice. and come in all sized up to an 11 by 14. But some brands have larger ones. The brands are Blick Primer, Blick Studio, Federics, Raymar, and Richeson to name just a few. They just have one kind where I go So that is all I have tried. I will have to start getting them through here so I can try some different kind. It should be smooth with a nice tooth to the fabric. Nice and smooth. You can sand it with fine sandpaper then apply another coat of gesso. Artist like to use the stretched canvas. I really like the feel of these. the canvas will have a little bit of giving to it, unlike a hardboard. They are very nice. There you go for now. I hope both your shopping and you painting all go well.

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Acrylic Supplies from Blick Art

Good morning. Rise and shine it is time to buy painting supplies. I don’t know about you but love to get painting treasures in the mail.  Here are more links. We will see how it works with my typing.  Painting in Acrylic (Paperback)Modern AcrylicI love to learn from books because I don’t have to keep pausing a video.  And if you want to keep it forever you can. I know for me, if I haven’t done something for a while I forget how to do it. I am 63 years old and the memory is not getting any better. Next, I will find you one of those stay wet pallets. I have one and would not do without it. I put the colors I need in it and have it for the entire painting. Cheap and fantastic. I need to tell you I am an associate of blicks, and if you follow one of these links and purchase then I will get a bit of commission.

Here is the Sta-wet paint pallet.

Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette - Sponge Insert, 5 sheets of acrylic film

Blick Studio Acrylics – Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes
Sorry the image had issues and made this page a mess. But with 6 primary colors, you can mix all colors. Color mixing is a good skill to learn. That way you don’t have to buy all the paints. And second, many times you are not going to find the color you want.


And this is a start-up kit, just in case you haven’t tried this before. Blicks carries a multitude of different Brands of paints and in different price ranges. I will put up a couple of different colors of each brand. I order some colors I needed. And I bought brands I hadn’t  Then you can look for the color you want. And it does good to try a different brand once in a while. Then you will know what brand you like best. These are the little bottles like you can pick up at Walmart or Michaels.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –
In all colors. but I will share it twice. They go to different colors. Then when you get there select the color you need.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –

Tri-Art Finest Quality Artist Acrylics – Viridian Hue, 120 ml jar
-This one is a bit expensive but you do get a good amount of paint.
Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists’ Acrylics – Jaune Brilliant, 250 ml jar
-The chroma paint has a unique property, you can go back after it has dried and rehydrated it so you can blend it with another color.
M. Graham Artists’ Gouache – Cerulean Blue, 15 ml tube
-This is a highly pigmented paint for professionals. There are no fillers just highly pigmented bright pure colors. Any “professional” paints tend to be expensive.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Brilliant Blue, 5 oz tube
-Made in Brooklyn, New York. are treasured for there brilliance, longevity, outstanding lightfastness and Rich texture.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Cadmium Red Medium, 5 oz tube
-Here is another Utrecht paint. They have perfecting their paints for years. 5oz. is 150ml.Utrecht Studio Series Acrylic Paint - Cerulean Blue Hue, Quart

-And they have paint in a lot of different sizes.
Pebeo Mat Pub Acrylic Paint – Permanent Green, 500 ml
-Right now it is 41% off list price. So that is a really good deal for 500 ML. jar.
Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint – Paris, 400 ml can
-Spray paint because artist come in all mediums.
Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint – Glam Rock (Gold), 16 oz jar
-I did a few murals in the past. You need paint that colors well. You don’t want to go back and do a second coat.
Decocolor Acrylic Jumbo Paint Marker – Green
-This is a jumbo marker. Some items are hard to find. And a marker the size you need is one of them. Blick carries a bunch of different sizes.
Decocolor Acrylic Paint Marker – Light Green
-Another marker, different size

-Next, I used the picture instead of the text and left it big so you can read it. It is a very good item to have if you have never used mediums before.Liquitex Acrylic Mediums - Set of 4

Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 48 colors, 21 ml tubesThey carry their color kits in 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 colors. Wow!   Just click on the picture. it is your link.

Now I will go look at brush sets and see what I can find generally you do not want natural hair for acrylics. They are entirely to whimpy. Use a good soft not stiff man-made fiber brush. This first set is on sale now but is kinda spend at list price.Silver Brush Bristlon Synthetic Bristle Brush Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 4

Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set – Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
This is a nice set. Meant for beginners, is wrapped in a cloth organizer and the price is economical.

Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush – Filbert, Size 6
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush - Filbert, Size 6

Bristle Magic Brush Cleaner, 32 oz bottle
Cleans very well and nice to have on hand.

That is about all I will post today about blicks. I have another vendor who has an equally impressive line up of products. And I will be covering that next in my post for tomorrow. Please leave a comment below.

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Oil Paints and Supplies from Blicks

I have never painted with oils. It just sounds so different than Acrylics. I guess I am a little chicken. Mostly because I don’t know much about it. But the best place to look are books.

I believe any of these will give you a good start. Many books write very basic about painting at the beginning of the book. So if you get more than 1, the second will be very similar in front. But if you buy more than 1 that is great because it is always nice to get hints and ticks from various artists.

The second place, or along with the first when you are in the study and try its stage, is youtube. They are fantastic! I can give you URL’s to copy into your search engine, but not a direct link.   Her name is Lena, and this is a very beginning lesson. I should take it too.  [To let you know, I am an affiliate marketer. So if I give you a link and you follow it and buy, I will get a bit of commission.] WoW! I just watched that video and she really put a lot of info in the first one.  You might want to take a few notes. Well, maybe that is just for us older more forgetful people. But I find if I see it and write it, I remember it better. I subscribed to it and you can too. Then you will have quick access to her next one.  And while you are there take a minute to enjoy her work. Click on the “see more” under the video. She has and eye framed that looks so real.

If you go to youtube and type “oil painting, Lena” you will get a bunch of her videos. I am going to watch the ocean wave one. Because water really inspires me. I love painting waves even though I still have a long way to go. I suppose I should quit rattling on  and find you some really good links for oil paint and medium

.This page isn’t very pretty. that is because I included to picture with the text. emailme at if you don’t like it and I will make changes I will proceed with some links from Utrecht Art on the next page, so let me know if you like this.


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Watercolor Supplies from Utrecht Art Supplies

This is July and it is World Watercolor Month. Go to Artist Network Shop and find out more. They are also having a contest. Check it out. They have a bunch of watercolor classes to partake of.

Hi! It is me again. I have another vendor that gives me access to all their great products. It is good to shop around and find the product that works for you and at a price you like. So here we go. I will supply a picture. You just click on it to get to Utrecht products. And remember I am an associate and will earn a bit of commission if you buy. I will start with a brush set.Casaneo Watercolor Brushes, Round
Zen Watercolor Brush, Dagger

White watercolor groundWatercolor Ground, Titanium White
Watercolor Paper, Smooth
Watercolor Paper, Smooth

Artist’s Watercolor Tubes, Viridian
Artist's Watercolor Tubes, Viridian
Artist’s Watercolor Tubes, Vermilion
Artist's Watercolor Tubes, Vermilion

Cotman Watercolor Paint, Sepia


Cotman Watercolor Paint, SepiaCotman Watercolor Paint, Mauve

Cotman Watercolor Paint, Mauve


Professional Watercolor Paint, Aureolin<
Professional Watercolor Paint, Aureolin

Mission Gold Watercolor, LavenderMission Gold Watercolor, Lavender
Professional Watercolor Sticks, Viridian

Professional Watercolor Sticks, Viridian

Professional Watercolor Compact SetRexy Watercolor Easel

French Artists' Watercolor Wood Box
Watercolor Boards, Pkg of 3Watercolor Boards

Watercolor Travel Set of 12
Watercolor Travel Set of 12
Hydrus Fine Watercolor, Sap Green
Can’t forget the watercolor InksHydrus Fine Watercolor, Sap GreenThee you go. Remember Utrechts Has everything you know about and tons of new things you never even dreamt about. So take a look around in here and I will see you soon.

I was looking around Mister art and found they carry more painting books, so I will get you a link to one. then you can look around. Happy shopping.
Art Answers Series Watercolor Painting
Art Answers Series Watercolor Painting
Painterly Days: Watercoloring Book for Adults The Flower
Painterly Days: Watercoloring Book for Adults The Flower
Fine Art Tips with Lori Mcnee each
Fine Art Tips with Lori Mcnee eachI love books. When we moved from a big house to a tiny Grandpa and Grandma house, it tore a piece from my heart to have to decide which ones I should part with. I provided a link to a store that has a bunch of watercolor books. I will not collect any pennies from this.   Hay! FREE links.  Just copy and paste it to google and you will get an entire page plus.

That is all. And that is enough exploring for one day.

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Watercolor paints and supplies from Blicks

watercolor Paints- Here is a couple of links that will take you to Blicks watercolors – Then Some watercolor paper. – watercolor medium- Then there is a list of books available. I like the books. The constant reminders of what you have learned are wonderful. If you click on any of these links, I am an associate and will get a bit of commission.

Opaque Watercolor Paint Set, 24 Colors Pan
Arches Watercolor PaperSaunders Waterford Watercolor PaperQoR Watercolor Medium – Light Dimensional Ground, 237 mlEveryday Watercolor   This is another link to the book everyday watercolorModern Watercolor    BookModern Watercolor  Everyday WatercolorExperimental Watercolor DVD - DVD

Sargent Art Watercolor MagicYou can click on all these images and it will take you to blicks. This is one picture of the color of the watercolor magic. It comes in many colors.

Now I will search for some brushes for you. You need hem to pain after all. Just click on the picture and you will be transformed into a place of color dreams. and they have many different brands. Try them all and decide what you like best.Da Vinci Red Sable Series 36 Watercolor Brush - Round, Size 1

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Why do I Work so Hard?

And Oh! I did work hard. At home and At work.  I gave it my all every time I went to work. And being a nurse I needed to be. When you are in the hospital that the last thing you need is a nurse that is just going through the paces until he or she can go home. Tired as _ell. I worked the evening shift. I would work until 11 pm. Go get my little girls out of the nice warm bed they were in, take them out to usually a cold car.[ I live in MN] and take them home.

It would take me until 2 am to unwind and get some sleep. Just to get up and get the girls off to school by 7am. I would go back to bed for a nap. then get up and start my day all over again.  I had Chrohns Disease and wished I could work days. But because of my loose stools, I’d be spending my time at work in the bathroom, if I could get there in time. So I would not eat anything all morning or half the day. Then I when to work. I was fine if I didn’t eat supper. so I waited until I got home. Which is terrible for weight gain. I gained a lot of weight in those years.

I always dreamed of working at home. I loved woodworking. So I set up a shop in a shed. I outgrew that and built a 20X36 wood shop with a lean-to on 1 side. Put in dust collectors because pine and cedar dust killed my sinuses. Two-thirds of it was wood shop then, in the end, I had a clean room. An area to stain or paint that wasn’t full of dust and shavings. I bought my wood direct from the mill and I would plane it myself. I made plenty of small things.

Then I started to work for a guy in the cities. He was a landscaper. He would have to take down old gray fences and put up nice wood ones for folks down there. He would take the nails out and I would go about once a week pick up a load of wood and bring it home. I would make out of it whatever he wanted. He usually had 1 to take apart for a pattern. I was still working as a nurse 4 days a week and doing this in my spare time and raising my 2 sweet girls. I made small sleighs and Christmas trees before Christmas time. And make mostly birdhouse benches towards spring. I made enough money to pay for my nice big shop. It doesn’t look like much from outside but inside the time flew by and a body got dirty. But some pretty sweet things came out.

I worked for him for about a year and a half. But It took an entire day out of my week to go get the lumber and make a delivery. and the craft fairs really took time too. A day or 2 a month being exposed to the wind and rain. And ultimately something would get broken. And nobody up in rural MN had a dime and so there wasn’t much for selling. Mostly Ladies coming to get their next craft project in mind. It kinda fizzled out. He was tired of fences. I was tired of making something out of nothing. About 50% of the wood was rotten. That is why they wanted the fence took down to begin with.

I still wanted to work from home on my own biological bathroom time. We had a computer at that time. I was remarried. He made low wages. He was trained in Los Vegas as a slot machine repairman. But so cute and charming. lol. Ask me now 28 years later. We met I was working evenings at the nursing home, Supervisor. It was a good home and had 113 beds. A good sized place for a small town. And I always loved old people. So did my parents. My staff was great, I could really depend on them to do it right. On occasion, one would need a reminder I was still around and watching. But never anything terrible with staff. Unless it was flu season. And staff, as well as grandpa and grandma’s, were sick.

There was never anything I could do from home. Everything was a farce. Suck up money, or just plain lies.  I decided one day to try something I saw online. I had sat and looked at the web page. Then walked away. And a couple times more when it was a stressed filled day and my back just couldn’t take it anymore. So I gave it a try. Well, it too was a money-grubbing scam. couldn’t work until you paid for a year up front. then there wasn’t any help when I needed it. No response to my emails. Nearly a nightmare. I already had a domain name. But I needed a place to host it. But I was very nervous about it now. And I looked at a few and finally came across this,>banner

The name of my future. Wealthy Affiliate helped me. I couldn’t keep my domain name because of the other company won’t release it until my 1 year paid hosting with them is done. So I bought another through Wealthy Affiliate, they are really reasonable. And I had made up my mind I was going to work from home. And earn money.

You really get to work for an entire week for free and to try it out. All the classes are there. Plenty of community, please to ask questions. I am able to get directed to any special training I personally need. And still, do months later. Because at my retirement age, I have a lot of cobwebs in the old attic. To learn something new. I am like addicted to it. I have always had to be doing something. Couldn’t just sit and watch TV as some folks can. I don’t have anything saved for retirement. Shortly after I got married my husband became ill with his heart. And 26 years after his first heart attack, he is still here and challenging the Doc’s at Abbott on how to keep him going. He is on the transplant list and has an LVAD in. He sleeps a lot and I do this all the time. I spend hours doing it but I really feel it will pay off someday soon.

Why don’t you give it a try if you are needing retirement money and don’t have any, start now? Social Security is not half as much of what you need. And that is to just get by.

At first, you are in for free. Then you can pay by the month, 6 months or for a year. If you pay more you save some money. But if you are scared, pay by the month. But I think after the first week, you are going to want to, really want to do it. Be your OWN BOSS!

You have any questions ask me I am at I am just a plain person like everybody else. Raised on a farm. Sixteen miles from the nearest town. Well,  Maybe Not Just like you all. But not fancy, haven’t been to school for any web training, never had a computer class, I learned most all I know about computers from my daughter. Sound familiar? Leave questions right down there and share me with the social places. Then they will know I am here. Thanks for everything in advance, Laura G

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The new Art, ” Paint Pouring.”

I didn’t plan on doing the paint pouring myself. But I was seeing it all over you-tube. Some use 3 colors others use 30. You can use a colander or a funnel. A heat gun or hair dryer. The possibility is limitless. I believe it is trial and error. So it is best to watch a few on youtube. Decide what you like and then get your paint and supplies. You have to have a good place to possibly make a mess.

If you plan on becoming an acrylic pouring artist, You have to buy special paint and additives. Then get an idea that someone hasn’t tried yet and play with your technique until you get a design that is pleasing to the eye. Yes, watch you-tube to see what others are doing, then do your own thing. There is some pretty spectacular pouring out there. Beyond what I could have imagined. And that is what you what is for your mind not necessarily your eye to see.

Also, you have to have a place to do it. Like a shed are in the garage. Or if you are fortunate enough to have a room in your house set up for painting.  I would suggest it be a heated area because the paint works differently then it is cold. As you see on you-tube they use a shallow large tub or container. I think I would shop in a farm supply store. Then a couple of wooden dowels or PVC is fairly cheap. These 2 dowels need to be permanently fixed to the tub. To place your canvas or the object you plan on pouring on. and you are ready to go. EXCEPT you need to go to Blick Art or Utrecht Art Supplies for your supplies. It is so nice, pick it out, pay, then wait for a delivery in a few days. No dragging gallons of product to and from the car and to your studio. Blick has the “Deco Art Pouring Medium” that will transform acrylics for pouring. And “Blickrylic Student Acrylics” Also I found on some gadgets for paint pouring that I didn’t even know they made.If you click on them and go buy them I will get a bit of commission as I am an associate.

Sargent Acrylic Pouring Medium – Pouring Medium Kit   

This is a complete beginner set. the have tons of different materials to choose from and in almost as many sizes. The acrylic paint comes in up to a half gallon size. And there are a few different brands of the pouring medium to choose from. The ” what to paint on?” well look around Blicks Art Materials .com, you will find things you never even known were made for painting. In this case, I am a Blick’s associate. And will get a bit of commission if you buy this.

Then go to your favorite neighborhood dollar store to find fun items to use to get different effects in your designs. Make sure you know where you get it just in case it turns out to be a glorious painting and you want to repeat it to sell at an art fair.

Pouring Medium

Here are a couple of resources I found on Amazon. There are others to choose from also. I just typed in Paint pouring under Books and there the pop-up. I am an Amazon associate I earn from qualified book purchases
Yes! they have yarn!!!

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Watercolor Painting

Watercolor is so beautiful from spring pastel flowers o bolder desert landscapes. I have been doing my research lately and studying up about watercolor. after reading and listening to 3 separate artist I came up with this advice. As I said before I am an acrylic artist.

There are several things you need to start watercolor. The first thing is the paint. You need the following colors 1. burnt umber 2. cobalt blue 3. lemon yellow. 4.light red 5. alerisem[ can’t spell it and neither can spell check] crimson. 6. Paynes gray 7. aquamarine blue. 8. raw sienna. and 9.white wash, Of course, I have three different suppliers of all things painting I will display banners for each.[link]

Watercolor paints set   Koi Watercolor Paint Tube Set of 12Koi Watercolor Paint Tube Set of 12
This is from Utrecht Art Materials. I am an affiliate of Blick and Utrecht Art and get a bit of commission if you buy through these links.

then you need practice paper to use until you feel like you are starting to get the feel of it. I did a little it was fun. I started with a comma stroke. You pick up a little paint and softly push it to the paper, push it down a little as you go. then bring it up. That is a good one to practice.

100 Watercolor Paper Sheets, 140lb, Hot Press

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Watercolor paints etc.

I will be giving you resources so you can begin painting with watercolors. I personally really enjoy the soft color tones that watercolors have. A lot of times there is no firm lines. They seem to flow and organically overlap. But you know what it is, It is supposed to be very similar to acrylics. I have some but haven’t used it yet because I keep forgetting to buy the paper. Well, now I have no excuse. I have access to everything between my two new affiliates. AND you do too. Here is some watercolor paint. I have to say that is you desire to buy it I will get a bit of commission. Utrecht Arts are one Blick Art Supplies is the other.

     [Wow, I MIGHT get this banner figured out yet.]  LOL  Take your pick they both carry all the goodies. Utrecht Arts also carries supplies for other arts like sculpting, drawing, pastels, drafting tables, yarn and more.  And the made a cadmium-free paint in all the colors Blick has many different paint sets. That is a good thing to start with. Then after that pick up the colors you run out of. The if you can’t afford to get stuff for your studio. I am on a fixed income so I gift my self a tube of paint and 1 studio item each time I get paid. But if you have a little extra ” me ” money each payday then set it up. And it is so nice when you have a place To just paint. I hated it before when I would get everything out and then I would have to put it all away before dinner time. I had time to get it out, time to paint time to clean brushes etc. and time to put it away.they all ended up to take about the same amt of time.

I love some of the daylight natural lights they have. There is nothing better for painting. The colors are so spot on. I bought an artist table or draft type of table. It is so nice. it has a slide-out extension on the left side to set my computer on if I am taking a class. The big table tips up. straight up if you want the canvas falls off. So no easel is needed. it has 2 drawers underneath. One for my tubes of paint and one for brushes and other stuff. It is wonderful. So when I get my room rearranged it is going right in front of my north window. And I have one daylight lamp already for those cloudy days. Well, that is about all for today. But please be sure to make some comments, AND leave your email if you want me to drop you a line when a sale is coming up or let you know if there is a new post. Take care and God Bless.


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Ready to paint? I Now have Great Places to Get Paint.

This is a page for me to allow you to go to a link that has all the books, videos, or studio supplies you would like to own. I found wonderful companies you can purchase paints and brushes from. You choose what is your favorite. I am an affiliate so I will get a little commission if you do decide to buy. Just thought I would let you know. The item I am targetting today is paint. As I have said in the past I link a thicker paint. Like “Winsor and Newton.” You will have to thin it down a little for most applications. But why pay for a lot of runny paint. Especially if you paint acrylic and have a cover moist palette that lets you use the same paint time after time.

Another good paint I like is “Goldens Heavy Body Acrylic Paint” They do cost a bit more. If you are serious about your painting it is worth it. Here is a banner to take you directly to “Utrecht Art Supplies” They also carry many useful paint supplies. I have only begun to work with them. They seem really nice and they to offer me a bit of commission if you shop there. But I tell you they have everything. for ALL types of being an artist, not just painting. They have drafting tables things for modeling clay. It seems to have no limit. They have the same paint. But in addition, There is a medium body paint I like. Check out the liquidex. You don’t have to water it down. It seems just right when it comes out of the tube. My only problem with it is, it is so hard to get all the paint out of the tube. I usually cut it open and take a knife to get it all out and put it in a tiny plastic jar. But that is only because I am a Cheapskate. Have fun shopping, but more, have fun painting.

I will post more at a later time.

Please, comments at the bottom of this page. Ake questions and I will try to answer. If you add your email I can let you when I write a new post or add a couple of my original acrylic paintings.