Priority Art Supply

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John Constable (1776-1837) once said: "When we speak of the perfection of art, we must recollect what the materials are with which a painter contends with nature. For the light of the sun he has but patent yellow and white lead - for the darkest shade, umber or soot."




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An artists palette is limited, so to present his talent the professional must be able to rely on the quality of the materials he chooses and not be constrained by cost.

We at Priority Art Supply are dedicated to providing the art professional with the quality needed at a cost that's affordable. We supply exclusively to recognised professionals helping them to pour as much as they can into their work, with as few financial constraints as possible

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Priority Art Supply is a supplier focused squarely at the professional artist. Working in partnership with a multi-time Archibald Prize finalist Priority ART Supply aims to prove the professional with the best materials available, not just at competitive process but at heavily discounted rates. Why? Well the genuine reason is because we identify with the struggle of the artist to meet the financial

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Art Spectrum is dedicated to creating the finest possible artists’ colours, manufacturing oils, watercolours, gouache, pastels and inks and associated mediums and primers.

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At Priority Art Supply we are committed to offering you the finest range of highest quality paints, at the most favourable prices. Our comprehensive collection has been sourced from around the globe chosen for their unique or specialist qualities. An artist needs a wide variety of supplies in order to have the freedom to create.

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5 Things you need for oil painting

An artists palette is limited, so to present his talent the professional must be able to rely on the quality of the materials he chooses and not be constrained by cost.

There's an undeserved mystique around oil painting that has put up some intimidating barriers for some artists wanting to use this wonderful medium.

Oil paints offer a richness of colour and their surface allows the creation of beautiful textures. You can paint thick or thin, directly or use glazes. Oils can be used on paper, wood, metal, plastic, canvas and many other surfaces.

If you're just getting started, don't get overwhelmed. Be patient with yourself and recognise that it'll take a little time to get the hang of this beautiful medium. Don't overcomplicate it, either.

Here we'll go over the five key materials you'll need to paint with oils.

01. A spectrum of colours

A basic palette like this will cover most eventualities

There are hundreds of colours to choose from, but start with a basic palette that covers the spectrum to give you a good mix of warm and cool hues.

Most art materials are sold in at least two grades: student and professional. Whenever possible, purchase pro-grade materials as they almost always last longer and the paint goes further. Pro-grade oils will also contain more pigment, which will result in more accurate colour mixing, and will be resistant to fading in sunlight.

02. A variety of brushes

Here's a handy selection of brushes

I prefer Rosemary & Co. brushes, but I also recommend Silver Grand Prix and Trekell. Hog bristle brushes are versatile, not terribly expensive and allow for a variety of applications. Finer-haired brushes, both natural and synthetic, can give you an even smoother finish and make very fine detail possible.

03. A palette

Make sure your palette is large enough to mix your paints on

You'll need a palette for your paint. This can be a disposable one, a clean tabletop or a handheld wood palette, or a piece of glass that can be quickly scraped clean. Whatever you use, choose something that's large enough to allow for easy mixing and that can be used ergonomically.

04. A surface to paint

Whatever surface you use, prime it with gesso first

The most common surfaces to paint on are canvas, linen and wood. You'll need to prime the surface with a gesso or ground to prevent the acids in the paint from contacting it directly. Acrylic gesso is easy to use and can be applied with a brush or roller.

05. A comfortable easel

Pick an easel that best suits your preferred painting style

A solid easel is important so that your work is stable, safe and remains at a good working height while you're painting. You can purchase (pictured, left to right): portable metal tripod-style easels that can be used sitting or standing; larger H-frame style studio models that are meant to remain in situ; or folding French-style field easels.

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