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Blog Posts

Staying Grounded: The Importance of Priming

The thought of priming has become a distant thought for most painters today. With the broad availability of pre-primed, ready...
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Beyond Colour: The Rheology and Viscosity of Acrylic Paints

In the post-modern era of social media sharing and digital art, the physical, material properties of paints often take a...
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Mulling it Over: Contemporary Pigment Grinding

The founder and owner of Tri-Art, Steve Ginsberg, often reminds us that paint is the raw material of an artwork...
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Modern and Post-Modern Pigments: Cadmiums vs. Bismuth Yellow and Pyrrole Red

Painters today are offered a considerable breadth of choices when selecting paints. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. We might default...
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Sun Kissed & Science Based: Tri-Art Oil Formulations

Sandro Botticelli, Venus and Mars, c 1485. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm, National Gallery,...
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Notes from the Lab

Green and yellow pigment developments.
Notes from the Lab: Archive

Green and yellow pigment developments.

This is an archived post from late 2017. We have developed our production for certain transparent pigments to obtain a...
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Aging additive mediums.
Notes from the Lab: Archive

Aging additive mediums.

This is an archived post from June, 2016. Retarders belong to Tri-Art's collections of mediums classified as additives. Additives completely...
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Improved umber pigments.
Notes from the Lab: Archive

Improved umber pigments.

This is an archived post from June, 2015. Tri-Art recently improved upon our recipe for grinding our umber pigments. We...
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Improvements to our acrylic products.
Notes from the Lab: Archive

Improvements to our acrylic products.

This is an archived post from March, 2014. Tri-Art has recently made significant improvements in the quality and performance of...
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