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Only at Wet Paint: Caran d’Ache Wood Box Sets

These Caran d’Ache Wood Box sets are the crème de la crème! Choose from three different drawing media, each the pinnacle of quality and performance, each in a sumptuous wooden box: the 80 piece Luminance box contains the most lightfast, velvety-smooth colored pencils available; the 80 piece Museum box has one each of the most paint-like watercolor pencils you’ve ever seen; the 84 piece Neocolor II set collects everyone’s favorite watersoluble crayons, all in one big box.  Just get a big bow or two and put ‘em right under the tree!

 

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.


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Week 9: Getting Neighborly with Alice Neel

slide_223773_926880_freeAlice Neel is a famous portrait artist and, although her deserved recognition didn’t come until late in her life, throughout her career she painted everyone.  Find a neighbor, friend, partner, niece, child- anyone besides yourself- and draw from life.  Take note of Neel’s beautiful blue outlines and their illustrative quality.  Start by drawing the framework of the face and features, then continue by filling in with bold painted color.  The perfect medium for this assignment is the Neocolor II by Caran d’Ache, because it is a crayon that you can paint with!  Don’t focus too much on detail, keep the portraits loose and if you want the challenge, set a 20 minute time limit (your subject may thank you for that, too).

hartley-ginny-1970This week at Wet Paint all Neocolor II crayons will be 15% off our everyday price.  This is a great tool to add to your mixed media work and is perfect for travel.  They are available in sets and open stock of over 120 colors!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies


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WP Weekly Workout- Week 12: Petal Painting with Paul (Cezanne)

Paul_Cézanne_207Dip, draw or paint your favorite blooms or the whole bouquet! Looking at this Paul Cezanne painting for inspiration, notice the focus on color and form.   Don’t get caught up in the details, try to concentrate on the larger shapes and the interplay between outlines and blocked-in color.  Need some inspiration?  Swing by your local florist or, if you’re lucky enough, maybe you have something growing in your flower beds already. Set them where natural light will enhance their splendor and sit back and paint the view. Caran d’Ache Neo-color II crayons are the happy medium between drawing and painting! Just add water!  Have some fun with these crayons and really see all that they can do.

This week at Wet Paint Caran d’Ache Neo-color II crayons are 15% off our everyday price, in both open stock and sets! They are a great addition to any travel kit, plein air set up or every day tool box! Also great for mixed media and art journaling!

A note on our last workout:

Hey Weekly Workouters!

Stay tuned for info about the upcoming WP Weekly Workout: Summer Session!  These workouts will be every other week for 12 weeks (6 total workouts) and will encourage you to take yourself and your workbook on  “Art Dates.” We also have put together a special package of travel supplies to keep with you for your summer outings. Details coming next Wednesday, May 14th!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies