WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Acrylics > Partner: Blick Art Materials
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Blick Art Materials Blick Art Materials is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 489
 
Lightbulb 3/7/12 Product Info Tip Of The Week - Sennelier's French Artists' Watercolors

Sennelier's French Artists' Watercolors - new formula and new colors!

Sennelier has spent a long time working with watercolor artist worldwide in order to update and improve their line of Artists' watercolor to meet the needs of today's artists. Well the wait is over and the newly revamped line is now available! The new Sennelier French Artists' Watercolors line expands the number of colors to 98 with nearly all colors having three star very-good lightfast ratings. The honey content has also been increased giving these colors a wonderful flow and when dry, they have a distinctive satin luminosity known as a "French finish".

Sennelier still creates these watercolors with their unique and meticulous process; presoaking the pigments in purified water for a minimum of 24 hours to better fuse with the top quality Kordofan Gum Arabic and then adding honey as the bonding agent for flawless color washes. The honey serves as a preservative as well as an additive for luminosity, brilliance and color intensity. Ground in the traditional way using slowly rotating grind stones to avoid heating the paste, the process is carried out over several stages until the pigments as fine as possible to create the perfect wash.

We would love to hear comments from artists who have had a chance to try these new watercolors!

FAQs
Q. What are the new colors in the Sennelier French Artists' Watercolor line?
A. Some old colors are gone, some colors have had name and/or pigment changes and some brand new colors have been introduced. Since there have been so many changes made, it may be easier (and less confusing!) to check out the new color chart on the Sennelier website here. This new color chart also lists the lightfast ratings, pigments used and the transparency of each individual color.

Angela

Product Information Specialist

For further assistance using art supplies, feel welcome to contact our Product Information Department at 1-800-933-2542 or e-mail us at info@dickbick.com. Hours of operation: M-F, 8:00am-5:30pm CST.
__________________
- your friends at Blick Art Materials

Last edited by Blick Art Materials : 03-07-2012 at 03:31 PM. Reason: no paragraph spacing
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-10-2012, 07:27 PM
blissofsilver blissofsilver is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 191
 
Re: 3/7/12 Product Info Tip Of The Week - Sennelier's French Artists' Watercolors

How do they they differ from the old ones in terms of handling?
Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Blick Art Materials Blick Art Materials is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 489
 
Re: 3/7/12 Product Info Tip Of The Week - Sennelier's French Artists' Watercolors

In terms of handling, you will most likely find little difference, although you may find they tend to rehydrate more evenly. The difference is largely one of appearance.

-Becky
__________________
- your friends at Blick Art Materials
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.