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Reply #30 on: February 12, 2013, 04:37:36 AM
http://blog.jacksonsart.co.uk/2013/02/04/shipping-charges-for-brushes/

www.jacksonsart.com is now offering International free shipping for orders of just brushes over £20.

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Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 01:14:42 PM
Thanks for that Ray  O0
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Reply #32 on: February 28, 2013, 04:20:07 PM
Cheap Joe's has Arches watercolor paper on sale right now, not all sizes, but many.
 
http://www.cheapjoes.com/shop/sale
 
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Reply #33 on: March 06, 2013, 11:52:54 AM
For anyone in the US Home Depot dropped their prices today for Husky
               26 in. 9-Drawer Stainless Steel Tool Chest and Cabinet for only $150!  I don't see the deal online, but was in the store today picking up a few things.  I've been eyeing them at $350 for art supply storage.
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Reply #34 on: April 29, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
Yea....turns out the fellow couldn't hold his breath that long.   :o

Pah!  Light weight's.


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Reply #35 on: June 04, 2013, 04:10:05 PM
Since I'm new at this, I wanted to be able to try it for a while before I invested too much into it.

I found that ROSS Shop for Less (Discount store in the US, not sure where else) has "starter" kinds of art supplies for all mediums - not all, and not all the time.  The stuff is very inexpensive, so I usually buy two of everything so I can get friends to learn painting with me.  Until I found their inexpensive canvasses, I was blocking a good canvas into four smaller canvases, so I could try doing things in different blocks.  Like a block for clouds, a block for ocean waves, etc.

For a beginner, it's an inexpensive way to get started.

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Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 06:44:49 PM
Since I'm new at this, I wanted to be able to try it for a while before I invested too much into it.

I found that ROSS Shop for Less (Discount store in the US, not sure where else) has "starter" kinds of art supplies for all mediums - not all, and not all the time.  The stuff is very inexpensive, so I usually buy two of everything so I can get friends to learn painting with me.  Until I found their inexpensive canvasses, I was blocking a good canvas into four smaller canvases, so I could try doing things in different blocks.  Like a block for clouds, a block for ocean waves, etc.

For a beginner, it's an inexpensive way to get started.

aloha

mea

So is getting scrap matboard from a local art framer.  Give each side a couple coats of clear acrylic spray paint and paint away.  Do keep in mind there's nothing archival about this.  I've no idea how long the paintings will stay viable.  You can do the same thing with newsprint and cardboard, but these will be even less viable.

You can photograph these works for time wise painting skill and topic progression. 


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Reply #37 on: June 05, 2013, 07:07:32 PM
Thanks, Stoney


Yes, good idea to trace progression.  I've been photographing everything I've done.  In only 5 months, I see incredible progress.  Thanks to all of you folks here at PB.

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Reply #38 on: July 30, 2013, 11:07:49 AM
Have any of you used http://www.aswexpress.com/?  They offer flat rate shipping anywhere in the 48 states (US).  That alone to me is attractive but I wondered if they are quick and efficient?


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Reply #39 on: July 31, 2013, 10:51:17 AM
Have any of you used http://www.aswexpress.com/?  They offer flat rate shipping anywhere in the 48 states (US).  That alone to me is attractive but I wondered if they are quick and efficient?


They are, according to one of my instructors.  Several of us combined orders.  I'm also told the people that own Jerry's Artarama own ASW.


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Reply #40 on: August 09, 2013, 07:44:02 PM
Have any of you used http://www.aswexpress.com/?  They offer flat rate shipping anywhere in the 48 states (US).  That alone to me is attractive but I wondered if they are quick and efficient?


They are, according to one of my instructors.  Several of us combined orders.  I'm also told the people that own Jerry's Artarama own ASW.


That explains why their website looks so much like Jerry's :)


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Reply #41 on: September 02, 2013, 11:05:56 AM
Micheals have 5 16x20 canvasses on sale $9.99 a PACK + 15% off if you have the right coupon
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Reply #42 on: September 23, 2013, 12:43:01 PM
I've done well answering local adds for art supplies. I got all my initial set of oils and brushes for $20. I've since bought more oils and acrylics, a studio easel, 2 french easels, 2 pleine aire easels and sold the easels I didn't need so that I'm actually in profit on the whole deal!
Yesterday I answered another add and got
All these oil paints some unopened and all soft in the tubes
All these acrylics and inks
There was also a huge box of brushes but whoever owned them before must never have cleaned a brush! Every last one of them is caked in hardened oils.
Plus a a big hinged tool box the oils were in, and 2 tupperware boxes the acrylics and brushes were in.
Do you think I did OK for $40 US???
I'll take them to my portrait class this week and see if anyone wants to buy any paint cheap!!
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Reply #43 on: September 23, 2013, 02:31:29 PM
You did well scouserl41.


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Reply #44 on: September 23, 2013, 07:14:28 PM
What a little bargain hunter, you!!

Looks like you got a good deal (except for the brushes), Brian.

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