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Art Advice, Local Art Community & Inspiration

Gwartzman's is happy to provide insight to any questions you might have regarding art materials-- what's the difference between brush tip shapes? What does all the labelling on the back of a paint tube or jar mean? Find these answers and more below!

The art community can be a fantastic place to gain inspiration! Check out local artists that you may be familiar with, and some new art and new faces. Look inside studios big and small, and learn about some of our own favourite big names in the art world.
How to Store Oil Paints

How to Store Oil Paints

We understand that oil paints are an expensive medium and that often times it's not possible to complete an oil painting in one sitting. So we are going to break down how to store your oil paints when you're actively using them and when you are not to get the most out of your paints.   Methods to...
A Short History of Red Pigments

A Short History of Red Pigments

Red is an important colour for humans, and it’s not a colour that many other mammals can see. It’s thought that primates developed the ability to see red because it makes it easier to see ripe fruits amongst green vegetation.  Above you can see the mass tone of four of the more unusual reds from...