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07-09-2009, 03:01 PM
I have ordered and received (thank you), some of the new Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylic paints.
I see that they also have introduced a new line of brushes called: Artists Acrylic Brushes... however, it also appears that they are not yet available... at least on this side of the pond.
Do you have any idea when you will have them in stock?
Thanks in advance....
Blick Art Materials
07-14-2009, 12:57 PM
I know someone already contacted you but I just wanted to let everyone on the forum know that we are planning on carrying these really nice brushes. However, they will not be available until sometime around Christmas or early next year. So be sure to check out our website around that time!
07-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Thank you Audra.
Yes. Becky sent me a PM on the day I posted. I'm happy to hear that you will be carrying them. I'm eager to give them a try... not that I "need" another brush :lol: , but as a brushaholic........ :cat: ... well...you know...
07-14-2009, 06:58 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing how these new paints perform!
Oh, some of the local art stores are finally starting to put their older Finity series paint on sale, so you might be able to find some deals out there, too!
Blick Art Materials
07-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Just to tempt you a little more, the Winsor and Newton Artist's Acrylics are absolutely wonderful paints. As you might have read, they now have a clear acrylic binder that eliminates any colorshift between wet and dry paint. This allows you to accurately match fresh paint with dried paint, something that is necessary in portrait, and many other forms of, painting.
We were fortunate enough to have a demonstration on these new paints and the opportunity to try them out before they went on the market. What I found is that they seemed to stay open a little longer than Golden or Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics. They are also marketed as having some similar qualities as oil paints. Not that they necessarily take a lot longer to dry because they don't, they are definitely an acrylic when it comes to the drying time, but they have a creamy consistency that allows you to blend them easily.
At the moment they do not have mediums to go with this line but they are working on adding them soon. I asked if the paints are compatible with other mediums, for instance those by Golden or Liquitex, and the response was that they believe so but they had not thoroughly tried all the options yet. They are also compatible with other acrylic brands, so if you do have Golden or Liquitex, or some other brand, you can use them all together.
But over all, the Winsor and Newton Artists Acrylics now have richer, more vibrant colors. This is partly due to the fact that they have saturated the binder with pigment and have reformulated most of their colors to be single pigment paints. I strongly recommend that when you decide to purchase some of these paints, consider the Potter's Pink, Perylene Green (which when mixed with a little yellow creates a beautiful olive/kelly green), and any of the Cobalt colors. The Cobalts are absolutely gorgeous!
I hope that I have tempted you a little more Matthew! As a lover of Liquitex and Golden, I was skeptical of W&N's new line, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Have a great day!
07-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Ah, the temptation - thanks for the info!
I've used the Finity series of acrylics since I started painting well over 10 years ago; the Artist's series has "big shoes to fill" so to speak, but it sounds like it will live up to expectations and then some!
Yep, cobalts are a favorite of mine: Cerulean Blue in particular since it makes such beautiful skies.
Also, one other thing I like about the new series is the actual paint sample that will be on the tubes of paint vs. the older style printed approximation of the color. That will make it easier to really see what the paint color and opacity look like when dry.
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