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Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases - Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Fredrix has long been the number one manufacturer and producer of canvas for artists in the United States. Not a company to rest on their laurels they have introduced the Fredrix Pro Series of stretched canvases, one of the finest, and most anticipated products in their storied history. The Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are not designed for every artist or every artistic application, but when a top quality substrate is required they more than fit the bill. Simply put, the Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are the finest stretched canvas series ever produced by Fredrix.

The Pro Series from Fredrix all features:

In addition they are available in a large number of different sizes, and constructed with either a 7/8″ Profile Bar, 1-3/8″ Profile Bar, or an ultra contemporary 2-1/4″ Profile Stretcher Bar.

Here is what one of our customers had to say about the new Fredrix Pro Series 2.25″ Stretched Canvases:

This series of canvases are fantastic! It is very well constructed and feels very sturdy overall. The surface is tightly stretched and flat. I kept running my hands over the surface to feel its niceness. I have painted a large portrait (72″ x 60″) with Golden acrylic paints. The result is very satisfactory! I am very sure painting landscape or abstract will be marvelous also. Compared with some custom-made large canvases I used, this one is absolutely at the top. I wish Fredrix could make 84″ x 60″ also!

Everything has pros and cons. Since it has a lot of teeth on the surface and its large size, it eats brush fast also (due to the law of physics). I can see some brush hair remains on the surface. Portrait painters might wish a smoother surface. You cannot have it all. I think it suits palette knife painting the best (but it will eat knife fast also). This is not a complaint though.

I am so happy that Fredrix took this big step to introduce us this high quality new Pro series. I truly appreciate your outstanding customer service. I definitely will order more later.
Wendy F Houston TX

You know at Rex Art we are always about giving outstanding customer service, great products, and great prices. Right now would be a great time to try out the new Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases because we are offering them at an additional 10% OFF from now through 11/30/10. Just click the link below to add the coupon to your cart or enter the coupon code at checkout.

Coupon Code: 1287701651

Take an Extra 10% OFF Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases from Rex Art!

We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Pro Series Canvases from Fredrix. Please post a review on our site, or reply to this blog post.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Cradled Wood Artists Panels Made in the USA now available @ Rex | Save Extra 10% with Coupon!

Cradled Artist Wood Panels Made in the USA now available at Rex!

Cradled Artist Wood Panels Made in the USA now available at Rex!

Rex Art now offers a wide selection of high quality, cradled wood artist panels in either a 7/8″ cradle or 1-1/2″ cradle, made in the USA. All sizes are constructed using 1/8″ Baltic Birch facing with no seams or patches on the panel and Wisconsin kiln dried select basswood cradling. The panels are then finely sanded ready for your primer of choice, or use unprimed as a craft panel. We currently offer a large number of stock sizes in either two packs or save even more with cases of six ranging in sizes from 5″ x 7″ up to 24″ x 30″. We can also produce on-demand custom sizes based on your specifications. Please contact us for details or a quote for custom sizes of cradled artist panels.

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 7/8 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 7/8 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 1-1/2 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 1-1/2 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Lastly, if you are interested in just artist wood panels without the cradle we also have those available in a wide variety of sizes.

Wood Artist Panels now available at Rex!

Wood Artist Panels now available at Rex!

Right now through August 31, 2010 try any of our new, high quality, US made, cradled artist wood panels and receive an extra 10% of our already low price. Just apply the coupon by clicking the link below, or entering the coupon code in your cart. Please let us know how you like the panels by posting your review or replying to our blog post.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Extra 10% Off Cradled Artist Panels
Coupon Code: 1278354552

Rex Art Mother’s Day Special | Save $10!

Save an additional $10 for Mother's Day from Rex Art!

Save an additional $10 for Mother

Moms are special. They give of themselves every day. What a better way to say thank you than to give your Mom a gift that they can enjoy doing something just for her. Rex Art is a great place to shop for the Mom in your life. We have tons of great gift ideas, paints, brushes, canvases – you name it, and all at great prices! Whatever creative expression your Mom wants to do, odds are that we have the tools she needs. And if that was not reason enough to find a great gift for Mom here at Rex you can now take an additional $10 off an order of $100 or more by clicking on our coupon or entering the coupon code below. But hurry this offer expires on May 10, 2010 at midnight! Happy Mother’s Day to all the great Moms out there!

Coupon Code: 1272912963

Rex Art – Save $10 Mother’s Day Coupon

Rex Art Supplies Holiday Spotlight: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Wooden Box Set of 98

Holiday Spotlight at Rex - Great Art Gift Ideas at Rex!

Holiday Spotlight at Rex - Great Art Gift Ideas at Rex!

The Prismacolor Pencil Box set of 98 is a wonderful gift idea for the holidays. The pencils in the Prismacolor Collection set are arranged chromatically in individual slots for easy selection and organization. This set contains 24 Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, 12 Verithin Pencils, 12 Art Stix, 48 Prismacolor colored pencils and one steel sharpener all housed in a beautiful dark stained wooden box.

The Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Wooden Box Set of 98 @ Rex!

The Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Wooden Box Set of 98 @ Rex!

The Prismacolor Pencil Box set of 98 is a perfect assortment of colored pencil media – Watercolor Pencils to create watercolor effects, Verithin pencils to draw small details, Art Stix woodless colored pencils for large areas, and the best selling Prismacolor colored pencils for a variety of drawing and sketching techniques. This set will make an amazing gift this holiday season.

You know at Rex we are all about great art supplies at a great value! The Prismacolor Pencil Box set of 98 is already specially priced for the holidays at 36% off list. But right now you can save an additional $5 off on Premier Colored Pencil Wooden Box Set of 98, which is a savings of almost 40% off, but hurry this is only while supplies last or through 12/24/09! Just enter the coupon code in your cart or click the coupon link below.

Coupon Code:1259089191

Take $5 Off The Prismacolor Premier Wooden Box Set of 98 – Valid through 12/24/09.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support! We wish you and yours a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

Rex Art Promotion – Buy Six Tubes of Richeson Oils get a FREE Grey Matters Pad!

Richeson Oils - The Shiva Oil Series

Richeson Oils - The Shiva Oil Series

Here is another fantastic offering from Rex Art and Jack Richeson! To continue our celebration of the re-introduction of Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series if you purchase 6 tubes of Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series your will receive a FREE Grey Matters 9″ x 12″ Paper Palette.

Get a FREE Grey Matters 9x12 Paper Palette when you purchase 6 or more tubes of Richeson Oils!

Get a FREE Grey Matters 9x12 Paper Palette when you purchase 6 or more tubes of Richeson Oils!

The Grey Matters Paper Palette is a very useful item, but most people do not now how great these are until they use it. This unique, disposable solution helps artists working on a toned surface be able to see how the colors will appear on neutral surfaces before applying them to the painting. The paper is suitable for oils, casein, acrylics and alkyds, and each pad includes a color mixing reference guide inside the front cover.

If you have not given Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series a try yet this might be a great time to give them a test run! As always at Rex, we offer great value on these paints, and we discount them every day at 41% off! Plus, with the FREE Grey Matters Pad that is another savings of $5.17 from your order! Also, check out our blog post all about the Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series.

There is no limit to the number of times you can participate in this promotion. However, there is a limit of one Grey Matters 9″ x 12″ Paper Palette per order, and while supplies last.

Coupon Code: 1251489279 – Good while supplies last. Limit 1 pad per order.
FREE GREY MATTERS PALETTE PAD with the purchase of 6 Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series

Rex Art Promotion – Buy 6 Tubes of Golden HB get a free White!

Buy 6 Tubes of HB Golden Acrylics and Get a FREE 5oz. HB Titanium White from Rex!

Buy 6 Tubes of HB Golden Acrylics and Get a FREE 5oz. HB Titanium White from Rex!

Right now when you purchase any 6 tubes of Golden Heavy Body Acrylics you will receive a free tube of 5oz. Golden Heavy Body Titanium White. That is an additional savings of $14.45 for your order! Everyone can always use some more white! Plus, do not forget that orders over $100 ship for free*! Even more savings from Rex!

Rex Art Offers Free Shipping for Orders over $100!

Rex Art Offers Free Shipping for Orders over $100!

This special is good while supplies last, and there is a limit of one tube per customer. Don’t miss this opportunity for additional savings! Please add this coupon to your cart to receive the free tube of 5oz. Golden Heavy Body Titanium White. You can also enter the coupon code, or click the coupon link as listed below.

Coupon Code: 1249676883

Free 5oz. Golden Heavy Body Titanium White with the Purchase of 6 Tubes of Golden HB Acrylics.

Rex Art – New Product Highlight – Caravaggio Artist Canvas Rolls

New from Rex - Caravaggio Artist Canvas Rolls

New from Rex - Caravaggio Artist Canvas Rolls


Rex Art would like to introduce you to Caravaggio, our newest line of fine Italian Canvases from Jack Richeson. The Caravaggio line features a fantastic array off high quality cotton, poly, and linen available in a number of different sized rolls and textures to suit any artist’s needs. The Caravaggio canvas has been made in Italy for the last 30 years, and is the number one selling acrylic primed brand in Europe. Now our US customers can easily enjoy the same great Caravaggio canvas that European artists are using every day.

Another unique feature of the Caravaggio line are that they offer a single clear coated primed linen canvases, which has been gaining popularity since the advent of clear gessos.

Caravaggio 100% Linen SCP Fine Texture 15oz Canvas

Caravaggio 100% Linen SCP Fine Texture 15oz Canvas

Caravaggio swatch books are available if you would like to see more detail than shown on our site. You know that Rex always offers our customers great value and we are offering these fabulous new canvases at a savings of up to 39% off! Also, from now until August 31st if you purchase any Caravaggio canvas you can save an extra 10% off with the coupon below.

Coupon Code: 1248808371

Save an EXTRA 10% OFF Caravaggio Artist Canvas Rolls from Rex Art – Now through August 31st

Please let us know what you think of Caravaggio by posting your comments here.

New Product Highlight – Silver Brushes

New Silver Brushes from Rex Art

New Silver Brushes from Rex Art

Last year we started carrying the Silver Brush line, and based on a lot of positive feedback from our customers we have expanded our range of offerings from Silver Brush.  We now carry five new ranges in Silver Brush:

Each of these unique series of brushes have a particular application, and should make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection of brushes.

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes offers the control and feel of interlocked bristle, with more durability than natural hair. Ruby Satin brushes come in a wide variety of shapes for artists working in every medium. Artists can use Ruby Satin on rugged textured surfaces. Paint with confidence on wood, canvas, or tough fabrics like sweats, jeans or heavy cotton. With precise snap and fine control, Ruby Satin is a great alternative to more expensive natural hair. Ruby Satin offers superb color control with heavy body, tube, or jar acrylics, oils, gouache, encaustic or casein. Perfect for blending, double loading, layering and stroke work.

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes are made with ultra soft white and black goat hair and are ideal for color blending with oils or acrylics, or for background and sky washes in watercolors. Silver Brush black goat hair mops are artist favorites for dusting; used by conservators, ceramists and artists. These quality mops are the among the finest available.

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes are Soft white synthetic brushes manufactured with three different diameter selected and blended tapered white taklon filaments to hold sharp flat edges and fine round needle points. The spring and color capacity duplicates the finest natural hair, at a fraction of the price. These multi-purpose brushes are suitable for water base media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera. Silverwhite, fitted with short, polished, white tipped silver handles and seamless nickel ferrules are made in a broad family of sizes and shapes. They offer extraordinary value for crafters, watercolor and decorative artists, students, and hobbyists.

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes are Soft white synthetic brushes manufactured with three different diameter selected and blended tapered white taklon filaments to hold sharp flat edges and fine round needle points. The spring and color capacity duplicates the finest natural hair, at a fraction of the price. These multi-purpose brushes are suitable for water base media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera.

Lastly, the Silver Brush Ultra Mini Golden Taklon Brushes are like precision jewels. These detail brushes are made with the artist in mind. They feature short handles with the Comfort Grip® design and compact ultra fine heads, making them perfect for tight work spaces. The Golden Taklon synthetic filament offers superb control with acrylics, gouache, watercolor, inks, enamels or oils. Artists can paint all day in complete control, without cramped fingers from tiny handles. Ultra Mini brushes are ideal for decorative painting, models, doll houses, miniature painting, decorative miniature birds and wildfowl art. Choose from twelve sizes and shapes. Precise filament golden Taklon hair is set into seamless nickel plated brass ferrules and mounted on iridescent pearl white Comfort Grip® handles.

We would love for you to give some of these new Silver Brushes a try, and please let us know what you think by posting your comments here or adding a review on the individual brush page. As an added bonus we are offering an additional 10% savings coupon on any open stock Silver Brushes from now until August 31. So try them out and save 46% off with the coupon! As always our family thanks you for supporting Rex Art! We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe July 4th!

Coupon Code: 1246476486 – Good Till August 31.
Save an EXTRA 10% OFF Open Stock Silver Brush Brushes from Rex Art!

Product Highlight – Richeson Oils – The Rebirth of the Shiva Oil Line!

Richeson Oils - The Rebirth of the Shiva Oil Line!

Richeson Oils - The Rebirth of the Shiva Oil Line!

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

Here at Rex, Shiva paints have always been one of our most popular product lines.  We have carried their fabulous Casiens and Oils for over 40 years. Unfortunately, in the eighties and nineties the line began to stagnate with production and quality control issues. Many of our customers started to notice that, Shiva, their favorite American made brand was not the same quality they were accustomed to.  Shortly thereafter, the company manufacturing Shiva decided to sell the rights to manufacturer the Shiva brand. Along came Jack Richeson, a man, that stakes his reputation and that of his family’s company every day on the quality products they manufacture.

Colleen Richeson, Jack Richeson’s daughter, and national sales manager for the Richeson company, was kind enough to share some inside information about the rebirth of Shiva.  According to Colleen, when her Dad was a young man he delivered artist materials in Chicago to Ramon Shiva, the creator of Shiva Oils & Caseins.   It was then that a dream evolved in Jack’s thoughts to one day produce the finest line of oil paint imaginable.  When Shiva was available for sale Jack felt that he could finally realize his dream so many years later, to produce the highest quality oil imaginable at a price that would allow even a beginning artist to afford to paint with the best.  And so the Richeson family, bought the Shiva line to manufacture right here in Kimberly, Wisconsin!

As you can see below, making the professional quality, American made Richeson Oil – The Shiva Series is a time consuming, pain-staking process. It requires serious skill, dedication, and a willingness to never compromise on quality.

Measuring pigment for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Measuring pigment for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Richeson Oil – The Shiva Series is manufactured using only the highest quality pigments and binders.

Mixing the pigment for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Mixing the pigment for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Pigments are carefully measured and added to insure consistency from batch to batch.

Additional Mixing for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Additional Mixing for Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Mixing of pigments into the vehicle. Depending upon the colors the blending or mixing process can take up to 8 hours.

Adding more pigment - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Adding more pigment - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Several different types of mixers are used to blend pigment into the base. Some colors may require extended mixing times and a heavy mixer like the one above is required.

Final Mixing Stages - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Final Mixing Stages - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

The mixing process in its final stages before going to the mill. Following the milling process, Richeson allows the paint to “rest” to give time for maximum oil absorption by the pigments.
Most modern companies tube immediately eliminating this important step. It’s only after resting for between 60-120 days(depend on pigment) can further tests be done to determine if further milling is necessary to achieve the much desired consistency. days(depend on pigment) can further tests be done to determine if further milling is necessary to achieve the much desired consistency.

Hand Filling - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Hand Filling - Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series – All tubes are still hand filled using a gravity feed system.

Crimping the tubes of Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

Crimping the tubes of Richeson Oils - The Shiva Series

After hand filling the Richeson Oils the bottom of each tube is mechanically crimped for a tight seal.

Rex Art has always featured products from The Jack Richeson company because they bring the “Best of the Best” to artists. Some other brands that are offered by Richeson are the Unison Pastels, Best Easels, Best Stretcher Bars, Quiller Watercolors and Acrylics, Richeson Watercolor papers along with many other well respected products. I am sure that the Richeson Oils will add to the legacy of the best of the best products presented to our customers from Richeson.

From the Richeson and Rex Art families, we are proud and excited to be able to offer the first taste of the rebirth of the Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series to our customers. From now until August 1, 2009 we are taking advance orders for delivery in early August. All customers that pre-order from now before August 1 will also receive an additional 10% savings coupon, which is a great way to save even more off our already excellent prices! Get your order in now to reserve your favorite colors. I am sure you will not be disappointed. We would also love to hear from you regarding your feedback on the Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series. Please post your comments here or a review on the page.

Coupon Code:1245716924 – Good till August 1, 2009
Extra 10% Pre – Order Special for Richeson Oils – The Shiva Series

Rex Art – Save 64% on St. Petersburg Watercolors!

Save up to 64% on St. Petersburg Watercolors from Rex!

Save up to 64% on St. Petersburg Watercolors from Rex!

This is an unbelievable opportunity to get the  St. Petersburg tube professional watercolors at amazing 64% off!  Rex Art has partnered with the manufacturer, Jack Richeson, to offer this amazing special exclusively to our customers.  Keep in mind this is an artist quality watercolor, but at the prices we are selling them at they are less than most student level brands!  Also, consider the fact that these are 18ml tubes, which are quite a bit larger than the normal 5 or 8ml tubes, and even bigger than the larger 15ml tubes.  When you consider the size and discount that we are offering them at they are really worth stocking up on.  If you have never tried them put in an order for them, and give them a try!  I am pretty sure you will be back for more once you do!

This is a closeout promotion, and supplies will only be available while stock remains.  We cannot offer backorders, and once colors are gone we will not be able to offer them again at the same price.  In addition, to celebrate our 14 years of on-line business if you order $100 or more of the St. Petersburg tube professional watercolors you will receive free standard shipping, and an extra 10% off! That is a savings of up to 64%! Deals like this do no happen often so please take advantage of this promotion while you can. Colors will be removed from our site as stock is depleted. To take advantage of the additional 10% off coupon please add this coupon to your cart or enter the number below and you must order $100 or more of the St. Petersburg professional watercolors.
Coupon Number: 1244662159
14th Anniversary Special – Additional 10% Off St. Petersburg Watercolors