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Old 01-11-2006, 02:57 PM
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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

i have been looking for pumice for a few days.
here is what i have found

look at the very bottom of the page, pretty cheap.



Eric Kytola

did anyone else find a source for the triple FFF grade/course?
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:45 PM
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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

Originally Posted by JamieWG
Thanks, Marc. I'll put on my detective hat and see what I can dig up.


Hi Jamie

LeeValley Tools carries pumic. Regular and fine.. 7.95 Can 5.95 US..
It a Canadian company. They do ship to US.. They have a map on main page that
shows the different stores from East to West coast..
Your in NewYork they have a few close to you on Canadian side.

Hope this helps

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:54 AM
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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

Dakota Art Pastels sells a 2 lb bag of 4f pumice for $4.00. Scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Prior to finding this source, I made a panel and substituted Art Spectrum Pastel grit for the pumice--didn't know how to measure it really, so it was hit or miss. I'm not sure if I like the result. Of course, I'm also trying new paints, (M Graham) so maybe I just need to get used to a different feel.


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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

Hi Marc and to the other Artists,

I thought I would give this panel making exercise a try. Here is a link for the pumice also.


The Synkoloid Company
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1# Synkoloid Pumice
Model 6201
Retail Value $3.29
Sale Price $2.23

Sku 6068480
UPC 042446062013
Weight 1.080lb

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I was over at William Kalwick's studio this summer, and he is starting to use birch panels when he goes to Guatemala for his plein aire studies. He seems pretty happy. Your big box stores carry the 1/4 inch in 4x8 and 2x4 ft. lengths.

Being you have had at least two workshops with Richard Schmid and have still retained your style, what did you hear from Richard on all of the copycats of his style? I would really be interested.

You are very prolific, Art Center was the place I wanted to go. Instead, went to Vietnam as a combat artist and went to college when I got back in Louisiana. Great work Marc.

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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

Recently acquired some kitchen cabinet panel material painted on one side. It is an oak panel a little thicker than an 1/8 inch. When we redid our kitchen the cabinet company sent a bunch of extra panels. I'm cutting them into 11x14 and 16x20 mostly because these have been the sizes that worked out to make the best use of the odd-sized panels. I'll have about 20 panels when I'm done. What should be used to seal out the acid from the wood assuming that I would either paint directly on the prepared panel or glue canvas to them? I may just hang onto this material for future use with oil paint when I've become more proficient in that medium rather than use them for backing Wallis. BillF

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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

"Pumice FFF finest grade."

Ok, this is the one thing I cannot find!!!!

In the hardware stores, what department would it be in? I am getting real tired of the "clerks" giving me dumb and strange looks when I ask for it. . .

Anyone know anywhere to order on-line? I am sure the freight will be more than the pumice, but I want to try this! I have done 3-4 google searches, but cannot find an exact match. . . The Art Supply stores only sell the premixed gels and that does not give me enough control.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:38 PM
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Re: More Panels...eeeeeeek!

Sorry, for some reason I read one post and replied to another and once I read all of this post, I realized my question was already answered. Again, sorry for a "newbie" type mistake from someone that should know better.
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