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Cross braces are important. Remember that a painting may hang for years, and a long length of lumber can bow. Many artists require extra strength and stability in their stretcher bars and that is why BEST Artist Products manufactures high quality cross braces. BEST recommends cross braces for any length exceeding 36″. Use BEST Cross Brace Brackets to attach your brace to your frame.
The medium-duty and lightweight bars are manufactured from high quality white pine. The lightweight bars are extremely useful in small paintings. These bars can save you money and make framing a little easier. BEST stretcher bars are made by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
• Sold individually
• Caution: The lightweight bars are not for use on large paintings.
Richeson Casein Professional Artist Colors are fast-drying, reworkable water-soluble paints. Caseins are great for underpainting and work with oils! Casein (kay'seen) is a quick-drying, aqueous medium using a milk-based binding agent, and is one of the most durable mediums known to man. Nine thousand year old casein cave paintings have been discovered in Asia, and later, the medium was used by Byzantine, Roman and Renaissance artists including the Old Masters.
• Finest quality with a friendly price tag
• Milk protein-based paints
• Dries to a natural matte finish
• Apply in any manner from impasto to watercolor
• Suitable for a variety of surfaces
There's nothing like painting on a hand-stretched canvas! These durable imported stretching pliers have serrated jaws for a secure grip to produce an even, uniform stretching over stretcher strips or bars.
• 2.375" Wide
An innovative approach to using cross braces! Designed to fit all sizes of Richeson Cross Braces, our sturdy cross brace bracket is the ideal way to support a stretched canvas.
• State of the art design works with all sizes of stretcher bars
• Slotted design allows for finest adjustment of canvas tension
Jack Richeson Heavy Duty Wooden Keys wooden keys work with our wood stretcher bars to adjust the tension of your canvas, so there is never a worry of sagging or drooping.
Use the corresponding key for your bar weight. Heavy-Duty bars require Heavy-Duty keys. Medium-Duty bars or Light-Duty bars require the Light/Medium Keys.
Casein Emulsion is the pure casein binder that is used to make casein paints. As such, it can be mixed with casein paints to improve the brushability or flow without altering any other characteristics. When using casein paints for very thin washes, mix one part Casein Emulsion with five parts water to ensure color brilliance and to maintain adhesion and integrity of the paint film.
Richeson spent two years in the development of our Gesso Panels, resulting in a strong warp-resistant tempered panel. These panels are coated with a high quality acrylic gesso using a two coat waterfall system for the perfect lightly toothy finished surface. This surface will not separate from the panel but bonds perfectly, making it the perfect panel for all painters – professional as well as students.
Panel Sizes: 4 in x 4 in, 6 in x 12 in, 8 in x 8 in, 8 in x 10 in, and 9 in x 12 in.
Hardboard, which is also called high-density fiberboard, is a type of engineered wood. It is similar to particle board in the way it is manufactured, but it is much denser, stronger and harder. Unlike particle board, hardboard will not split or crack. 1/8" thick medium-density panels are perfect as a painting surface, mixing palette or for taping down watercolor paper. Value-priced panels make this product especially attractive for use by university and art college students.
Jack Richeson Wooden Manikins. Manikins are excellent reference tools for learning the basics of drawing. The manikins from Jack Richeson are made from smooth hardwood and feature adjustable ball joints. They are durable and elegantly finished.
- Male: 4.5 in, 8 in., 12 in.. & 16 in.
- Female: 8 in, 12 in., 16 in., 20 in., & 26 in.
- Right Hand: Male 10 in., and Female 10 in.
- Left Hand: Male 12 in.
- Dog: 6 in.
- Cat: 6 in.
- Horse: 12 in.
- Iguana: 12 in.
- Skeleton: Small 18 in.