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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.
Jack Richeson Butcher Porcelain Palette Trays
Jack Richeson Butcher Porcelain Palette Trays are made from Chinese porcelain and have a convex center so water will run to the edge, making them the perfect palettes for dry brush techniques in watercolor or gouache. Modeled after the original American butcher trays, the smooth surface cleans easily and can last a lifetime. They may occasionally come with chips on the rim, but this is normal and will not affect the working surface for the artist.
- Size: 7.5 in. x 11 in.
- Size: 11 in. x 15 in.
- Size: 13 in. x 17 in.
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
A large tray with 22 wells for color and a large central mixing area, the Richeson Palette is perfect for organizing your own color system. Use in the studio, or with its secure lid, take your colors into the field. The rounded edges will not harm your brushes.
• Dimensions: 16" x 12.25" x .875"
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 Grey Matters Paper Palettes. If you use a toned canvas, why not mix the paint you are using on the same color surface that you are painting on? See what your color will look like before you apply it to your masterpiece!
- 50 sheets
- Acid-free palette paper
- Smooth mixing surface
- Toned in a neutral grey
- Provides a neutral backdrop on which to view colors
- When using toned painting support, mixed colors appear on the palette as they will in the painting
- 43 lb
- Sizes: 9 x 12 in, and 12 x 16 in
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.
Jack Richeson Heavy-Duty 6 Well Tray is made of durable, solvent-resistant plastic for use with oils, acrylics, or watercolors. These bright white, plastic palette trays have several round wells, plus slanted wells that allow water or thinner to collect away from the paint. Ideal for the classroom, they are a visual and neat way for children to find the colors they want to use while capturing their masterpieces. Jack Richeson & Co. use recycled plastic where feasible and grind and recycle all plastic waste. This heavy-duty plastic tray measures 3-5/8" x 5-1/4".
The Lock Box is a fantastic palette that allows artists on the move to store and transport their paint. Teachers find it great for distributing paints to students in the classroom. The top of this 11.5" by 1" thick unit locks in position with a secure slide fastener. Inside, paints can be stored in a circular plastic palette or on mixing paper. It's a perfect container for acrylics, watercolors, oils, and gouache. With included wet sponge strips in place, paint won't dry out and can stay usable for weeks, helping to eliminate wasted paint.