Directory

This page contains a list of all my reviews and other miscellaneous posts, organised by material type. Entries that don’t have a link are on my to-write list and will be updated as I post. Art supplies reviewed here will generally be artist grade, but some will be student grade; in these cases, it will be noted after the item’s name in this list. Items with a * after their name are my favourite or one of my favourites within that category.

Some materials may fall under two (or more) categories. When one category is more appropriate than the others, it will be listed under that category, but if two or more categories are equally applicable, it will be listed under all relevant categories. If a particular art supply comes in a useful or interesting case or box (for example, Winsor & Newton watercolours in the Field Sketch Box), it will be listed under both its medium and under the Tools and Accessories section.

Drawing
Crayons
Caran d’Ache Neocolor 2 Water Soluble Crayons *
Cretacolor Aqua Brique
Derwent Artbar

Inks
Higgins Drawing Inks

Markers and Pens
Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens *
Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers *

Oil Pastels
Caran d’Ache NeoPastels *
Crayola Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels (student)
Cretacolor AquaStics
Faber-Castell Creative Studio Oil Pastels (student)
Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels
Mungyo Gallery Extra Soft Oil Pastels *
Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels (student)
Sennelier Oil Pastels

Pencils and Blocks
Blick Studio Pencils
Caran d’Ache Luminance Pencils *
Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils *
Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Pencils
Derwent Aquatone Pencils
Derwent Artists Pencils
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Derwent Drawing Pencils *
Derwent Graphitint Pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks
Derwent Metallic Pencils
Derwent Signature Pencils
Faber-Castell Albrecht-Durer Pencils *
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils *
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Water Soluble Pencils

Sketching Media
Cretacolor Creativo Drawing Set
Cretacolor Lead Set and Lead Holder

Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils
Art Spectrum Soft Pastels *
Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes and Pencils
Conté Crayons
Derwent Pastel Blocks and Pencils
Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils
Faber-Castell Soft Pastels
Lukas Soft Pastels
Masters Soft Pastels (student)
Mungyo Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels
PanPastels
Rembrandt Soft Pastels
Richeson Hand-Rolled Pastels
Richeson Medium-Soft Pastels
Richeson Semi-Hard Pastels
Schmincke Soft Pastels
Sennelier Soft Pastels
SoHo Urban Artist Soft Pastels (student)
Unison Soft Pastels *
Winsor & Newton Soft Pastels *

Painting
Acrylics
Blick Artists’ Acrylics
Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics
Derivan Matisse Flow Acrylics
Derivan Matisse Structure Acrylics *
Golden Fluid Acrylics *
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics
Golden Open Acrylics
Hydrocryl Acrylics
M Graham Acrylics
SoHo Urban Artist Acrylics (student)
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylics
Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylics

Gouache
Art Spectrum Gouache
Lukas Gouache *
Soho Urban Artist Gouache (student)
Turner Acryl Gouache
Winsor & Newton Designers’ Gouache

Oil Paints and Oil Sticks
Sennelier Artists’ Oil Paints
Sennelier Oil Paint Sticks *
Shiva Artist’s PaintStiks
Winsor & Newton Oilbars
Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Paints (student)

Watercolours
Art Spectrum Watercolours
Blick Artists’ Watercolours
Blockx Watercolours
Daler Rowney Artists’ Watercolours
Daniel Smith Watercolours *
Da Vinci Artists’ Watercolours
Golden QoR Watercolours
Grumbacher Academy Watercolours (student)
Holbein Watercolours
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (student)
Lukas 1862 Watercolours
M Graham Watercolours
*
MaimeriBlu Watercolours
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolours
Old Holland Watercolours
Rembrandt Watercolours *
Saint Petersburg White Nights Watercolours
Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box (student)
Schmincke Horadam Watercolours
Sennelier Watercolours
Winsor & Newton Watercolours *
Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers *

Fixatives
Spectra-Fix

Mediums
Coming soon

Solvents
Zest-It Dilutant and Brush Cleaner

Varnishes
Coming soon

Surfaces
Boards
Ampersand Pastelbord

Canvas
Eraldo di Paolo Canvas Pads
Mont Marte Canvas Pads
Mont Marte Canvas Panels/Boards

Paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper
Mont Marte Watercolour Pads
St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks
Strathmore Assorted Artist Trading Cards
UArt Sanded Pastel Paper
Yupo Watercolour Paper

Primers
Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer
Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground

Tools and Accessories
Brushes and Brush Care
Creative Mark Beste Brushes
Creative Mark Ebony Splendor Brushes
Creative Mark Rhapsody Kolinsky Sable Brush
Jackson’s Pure Squirrel Brushes
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver
Princeton Neptune Quill
Silver Black Velvet Brushes

Cases
Jackson’s Brush Cases
Jackson’s Pencil Case

Palettes and Paint Boxes
Daniel Smith Empty Watercolour Boxes
Heung Il Aluminium Watercolour Palettes
Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box (student)
Sennelier Landscape 14 Half-Pan Box
Winsor & Newton 12 Half-Pan Artists’ Watercolour Field Box
Winsor & Newton 12 Half-Pan Cotman Watercolour Sketchers’ Pocket Box
Winsor & Newton 24 Half-Pan Artists’ Watercolour Lightweight Sketchers’ Box

Books
Colouring Books
Painterly Days – The Woodland Watercolouring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice

Instruction Books
Paint with the Impressionists – Jonathan Stephenson

Articles and Opinion Pieces
Choosing Your Palette
Colour Theory
Dear Artists: Colouring Books Are Not Your Enemy
Getting Started: Acrylics
Getting Started: Oil Pastels
Getting Started: Soft Pastels
Getting Started: Watercolours
New Art Supply Paralysis

Demonstrations
Acrylics

Acrylics: Fruit Still Life
Acrylics: Mountain Lake Landscape
Acrylics: Peacock
Acrylics: Snowflakes

Coloured Pencil
Coloured Pencils: Glass Bottle Still Life

Oil Paint
Oil Paints: Stormy Beach Landscape

Oil Pastels
Oil Pastels: Kingfisher
Oil Pastels: Tomato

Soft Pastels
Soft Pastels: Jellyfish

Watercolours
Watercolours: Fruit Bowl Still Life
Watercolours: Seascape – Reflections on the Shore
Watercolours: Wisterias

Events
Van Gogh and the Seasons Exhibition

Miscellaneous
Ye Olde Oils: Playing with Nan’s Ancient Paint Collection

Lightfastness Tests and Product Comparisons
Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Pencil Brands Comparison
Soft Pastel and Pastel Pencil Brands Comparison
Watersoluble Crayon and Oil Pastel Brands Comparison
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 1
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 2
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 3
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 4

Also see my Lightfastness Testing Page.

My Favourite Art Supply Retailers
The Art Shop (Australia)
Jacksons (UK)
Jerry’s Artarama (USA)
Senior Art Supplies (Australia)