Saturday, February 28, 2009

A New Medium

"Pineapple" by Drina Fried

It's always good to be trying new things. This post subject comes courtesy of HAA artist Drina Fried.

Last Sunday, February 22, Debra MacDonald, National Marketing and Sales Manager of Chroma, gave a demonstration of interactive acrylics to a packed house (literally) in HAA artist Sharon Menary's studio. The workshop was free and artists turned out in numbers.

Historically, oils take an eternity to dry but can be blended to perfection. Acrylics are tough to blend but dry in an instant, sometimes too quickly. Interactive acrylics intend to give you the best of both worlds. They mimic the look of oil paint. Their finish is smooth and non-plastic. They provide the artist flexibility to blend and re-blend, while maintaining the faster drying nature of acrylic paint. 

To learn more about this product and others, visit this direct link: Atelier Interactive / Products / Chroma

Chroma is an international manufacturer and supplier of artists' oil paints and mediums, artist's acrylic paints and mediums, artists' hyper gouache, educational acrylic paints, art students' acrylic paints and paints, and mediums for decorative art.

They have offices in the UK, the US, and Australia. You can find out more or stock up at their website:

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