Archive for April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day from Rex Art!

Green Art Supplies

Green Art Supplies from Rex Art

Here at Rex Art we do our best to be green. Our offices and warehouse are painted with low VOC paint, we use non-toxic cleaning products and we recycle shipping boxes and packing material. We’ve installed efficient lighting fixtures throughout our facility and programmed our thermostats so that we use less energy. We even made sure our desks were certified to have less of an impact on the environment throughout their lifecycle.

We know that being green is important to our customers as well. We have collected the environmentally friendly, sustainable products available in the art supply industry and organized them here to make shopping for green art supplies less of a treasure hunt. We’ve also added a green leaf symbol green icon to our green products to make them easy to identify throughout our site. These products are made with sustainable materials or using renewable energy. If you are aware of other eco-friendly art supplies available, we’d love to hear about them – post a comment below. We are constantly adding new green art supplies as they become available, which hopefully will be more and more!

Get a FREE Brush Case from Rex Art and Silver Brush!

Now through June 30, 2009 for any purchase over $50 of long handle or short handle Silver Brush sets we are including a free Silver Slim brush case with your order.

Free Silver Slim Brush Case for Silver Brush Orders over $50!

Free Silver Slim Brush Case for Silver Brush Orders over $50!

If your Silver Brush order happens to be greater than $100 we will upgrade your free Silver Slim brush case to the Grande version with an internal zipper! Remember all you need to do to receive your free Silver Slim brush case is to purchase over $50 of Silver Brushes and add the following coupon to your shopping cart.

Silver Brush Slim Case Coupon

If you are not familiar with Silver Brushes they might be worth checking out. Several touted professional artists make Silver Brush their brush of choice. In fact, the sets we offer are specially selected offerings of brushes that are chosen based on the artist’s feedback and actual usage. Lets say for instance you were interested in Burt Silverman, and wanted to use the same brushes he recommends for doing figure painting then you would select one of his sets. There are several professional artist’s sets available from Daniel Greene, Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Howard Sanden, Johnnie Liliedahl, Nelson Shanks, Bobbie Gray, Bill DeLoach, Peggy Harris, Susan Louise Moyer, Tom Jones, and many others. So take this opportunity to get professional artists brush palette and a free Silver Brush case for free!

Silver Brush Slim Case Coupon

Spring is here and so is Watercolor season @ Rex Art!

OK, so I know we are located in Miami, Florida and the arrival of Spring time does not quite have the same significance as it does up in the more Northern States. However, that does not mean that we do not understand what a great time of the year it is to finally get outside and start painting. Certainly one of the most popular plein air mediums is watercolor due to its quick drying properties and compactness. There are a couple of additional specials that I wanted to share that are easily missed but will make your watercolor excursions even more enjoyable!

If you like your watercolors in pencil format we carry several lines, but by far the most popular brand we sell is the Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils. The Durer line of watercolor pencils are regarded as some of the finest watercolor pencils available today, and would make an outstanding addition to your portfolio of artistic supplies.

Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

To make this even better, right now we are offering a FREE Loew Cornell brush with the purchase of any Albrecht Durer watercolor set! Just add this coupon to your cart.

Another option in watercolor pencils are the Prismacolor Watercolor pencils in open stock in case you want to pick out individual colors. Right now they are on sale at 50% off or only $0.80 per pencil!

If you prefer a more traditional version of watercolor we also offer a fantastic selection of watercolor tubes from Maimeri, Sennelier, Daler Rowney, Quiller, and Grumbacher.

Right now if you purchase any brand of watercolors that total over $100 we will include 3 Free tubes of Quiller Watercolor so you can try them for Free!

Lastly, one of the newest items we carry for watercolor, and has turned out to be very popular are the Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Blocks, Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper Packs, and Artisti Blocks. Fabriano has been making beautiful papers for a long time, and these watercolor papers are no exception. The Artistico watercolor paper packs are especially popular because of their reduced sizes, quality and affordability.

So get out there and enjoy Springtime and send us some pictures of your wonderful artwork. Who knows we might even post a few here for others to enjoy! You can also share your painting experiences by leaving your comments!

Rex Art is giving an Extra 10% Coupon for Mameri Polycolor Acrylics

Ever used or heard of Maimeri Polycolor Acrylic? Most of our customers have never tried them, but usually when they do they are really impressed with the quality, look and feel of Polycolor.

Polycolor Acrylics from Maimeri

Polycolor Acrylics from Maimeri

Maimeri is one of the few family owned and operated art supply manufacturers left in existence. Their family and company is based in Italy, and has produced a full line of artistic supplies since 1923. If you are interested there is some interesting background information on them here:

Maimeri Story

Specifically, Polycolor acrylics have a unique matte, velvety appearance, and the full range of colors dries with these characteristics. The look of the colors almost have a gouache type appearance, but with the benefits and qualities of a traditional acrylic. The colors in the range were also selected for their high lightfast rating, which makes them a popular choice for professional applications or outdoor murals. Recently, one of our customers posted the following review of Maimeri Polycolors:

I am a muralist; 10 years ago a wonderful sales consultant at Rex Art highly suggested that I try this product. It changed my life, truly! It’s a fantastic paint that holds up to sun and even waterpark chemicals. The first mural I painted with this product was in a very wet waterpark with inadequate ventilation. It’s still there, in it’s original state. The bright brilliant colors are remarkable. And, it’s affordable enough to help me stay under budget. THANK YOU, Rex Art for recommending this product.

Right now through June 1, 2009 we are offering an additional 10% off coupon. Whether you have never tried them or are intrigued now is a great time to give them a try! Please let us know what you think about them by posting your comments here.

FREE 5oz tube of Shiva Oil Titanium White from Rex Art

If your favorite professional oil paints are Shiva Signature Oils, consider today your lucky day!

Shiva Signature Oil Paints - Get a FREE Titanium White 5oz Tube

Shiva Signature Oil Paints - Get a FREE Titanium White 5oz Tube

From now through the end of April Rex Art is offering a FREE tube of 5oz. Shiva Titanium White when you purchase six or more tubes of Shiva Oils.

All you have to due to qualify for the promotion is simply purchase six of more tubes of Shiva Signature Oil paints and we will include a free 5oz tube of Shiva Titanium White Oil with your order at no charge. That is an additional savings of $20.95 with your order, and we offer a great every day discount of 41% of Shiva Oils.

If you have never tried Shiva Oil Paints this would be a good time to give this American made brand a try. The color range is quite good, and a very good value for a professional level oil paint.

To receive the free tube please make sure in add the following coupon to your cart:

Free 5oz Shiva Titanium White with the purchase of 6 or more Shiva Oil paint now through April 30th 2009.