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Gift Ideas from Central Artist Supplies

Painting

Brush Wraps
Oil Stick
Squeeze
Watercolour Field Kit

Drawing

Calligraphy Sets
Ink Sets
Pencil Sets
Pencil Wraps
Watercolour Pencil Field Wraps

Pastels

Pastel Sets

Other

Moleskine Sketchbooks
Hardcover Sketchbooks
Folios
Easels

pencil wrap (pencils not included)

 

 

Brush Wraps

The Jasco brush wrap is a quality product that will protect your brushes. Useful for field work and doubling as a brush stand with the press of a simple toggle this item is a gift that will be appreciated outdoors and in the studio. The wrap closes with a velco band for easy access.

 

Oil Stick

Central Artist Supplies stock the Sennelier brand oil stick in a boxed set of 6 sticks. Oil sticks will complement the painter with a new approach to delivering oil to the painting surface. The superior Sennelier brand of six sticks consist of Titian White, Ivory Black, Primary Yelloy, Primary Red and Blue and Emerald Green. This creamy smooth oil is ready for your further application of brush, medium or turpentine, or just make marks with the stick.

 

Squeezy

Central Artist Supplies stock Maimeri brand 'squeezy', designed and guaranteed to the very last of your precious paint from the tube. Featuring a serrated roller acting into a serrated base, this system is robust and is fashioned to accept 40ml. and up to 150ml. tubes.

 

Watercolour Field Kit

Talens, Van Gogh brand watercolour 'pocket book' field kit is a sophisticated design package in durable hard plastic. The kit is curved and rounded to make the least impact in your pocket or bag. This kit is enhanced with a soft packet that accommodates a watercolour paper block of postcards. A concise watercolour instruction book is included. The kit unfolds to reveal 12 colour pans, a lid as a mixing tray and a folding brush. Great value and a clever idea. replacement pans are available.

 

Calligraphy Sets

Sennelier's superior Calligraphy set makes a beautiful gift statement. The set contains 4 jars of 30ml. inks, ( Cobalt Blue, Walnut, Sepia and Sennelier India ink) a bamboo pen, brush, paper pad and an embroided cloth.

 

Ink Sets

An alternative to the Calligraphy set, a concise set of inks, boxed and beautifully presented comprises of 4 jars of 30ml. inks, ( Cobalt Blue, Walnut, Sepia and Sennelier India ink). Taking this to a grander level, the inks (Walnut stain, Sepia, Ultramarine blue, Neutral hue, and a China ink) are packaged in a wooden and brass chest, along with a brush, bamboo pen and embroided cloth. This is a superb gift presentation that far exceeds its cost. (currently unavailable but we hope to offer these again in 2007)

 

Pencil Sets

Central Artist Supplies stock Derwent Graphitint and Inktense watercolour pencil sets. We are building our range with blister packs (6 pencils), 12 and 24 sets. Graphitint suits the subtle sketch artist concentrating on grey tone with a hint of colour - washed and redraw. Inktense has more passionate colour and bang with wash and redraw allowances.

 

Pencil Wraps

Derwent have produced an excellent canvas wrap for your precious pencils. This wrap is suitable for your everyday storage as well as protecting your drawing equipment on field trips. Slots for 30 pencils and provision for your eraser and sharpener. This is a excellent gift for the backpacking hiker and cafe artist alike.

 

Watercolour Pencil Field Wraps

The Derwent canvas pencil wrap is offered in a boxed set presentation, complemented by the addition of 14 quality Derwent watercolour pencils. Sketch or add a wash for watercolour effects. This wrap is the second generation of the wrap design and has provision for 30 pencils, eraser and sharpener. An unusual and excellent gift for the sketch artist.

 

Pastel Sets

Central Artist Supplies stock boxed sets of Toison D'Or soft pastels, Rembrant and Sennelier brand soft pastels, and Raphael oil pastels. Toison D'Or boxed sets of 12 standard colours are the choice of any artist starting up with pastels. The Rembrant range offer a high quality pastel in boxed sets of 15 or 30 pastels. These pastels set the standard for professional artists. The Raphael oil pastels are a quality product and are offered in sets of 12 and 24 pastels.

 

Moleskine Sketchbooks

Moleskines are one of the oldest journals still in production. The range includes leather covered, bound high quality papers suitable for sketching and light wash and hard natural card covers for large sketch requirements. We don't pretend to stock the entire range of Moleskines, just those apt for artists and sketch journal requirements. This is the definative gift for travelling artists and cafe casual drawing.

 

Hardcover Sketchbooks

Daler and Rowney produce the very best hardcover sketchbooks and Central Artist Supplies stock their A4 version. Acid free 150gsm paper and an ebony hardcover make a perfect journal.

 

Folios

Central Artist Supplies stock a strong basic corflute folio suitable for art school students as well as a soft, zip bag for the discerning artist. The Colby brand of soft bag is a superior product that features an internal pocket, woven handles and shoulder strap, lock, support frame and solid base with stub feet. Finished in charcoal black and contrasting stiching. This is a lifetime investment.

 

Easels

Central Artist Supplies stock

Standard local built

Our locally built easels are robust, and inexpensive. Built of Australian cured pine we stock an A frame as this seems to be the most called for style.
This unit folds the rear leg for flat-to-the-wall storage. With a movable / removable tray for charcoal and other materials this is a purely functional unit with no frills.
Central Artist Supplies keeps at least one unit on the floor at any given time and can order in within days.

Studio style

For those among us who require a profesional easel Central Artist Supplies will advise on type and availability of imported easels.
Central Artist Supplies recommend Mabef easels from Italy as a good choice for that perfect easel type.
Made from European hardwood these easels are suberbly machined and finished to furniture standard. A range of H frame and A frame easels can be ordered as requested.

Desktop

Central Artist Supplies stock Richeson desktop easels. Richeson are renowed for their quality easels.
These easels are rigid, sensibly designed and made from American hardwood to a fine finish.

Field

Getting out in the field to paint and draw is always a commitment and needs your consideration to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
Central Artist Supplies shop for the best easels available at any given time. We will order in, collapsable packet and box easels from Mabef and other makers. We recommend the Jack Richeson 'Weston Full French Easel' as a servicable and ideal field easel. This easel is box style with a pull-out drawer, handle and shoulder strap, 11" x 18" palette, folding into a carrying case, constructed from American hardwood and is finished with brass toggles.

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