Belgian Linen – Berge:
Every Berge roll is first double-coated with a secret formula of acrylic size and fully dried prior to the ground being applied. It is advisable to lightly sand all brands of pre-primed linens with fine sandpaper prior to painting to provide a ‘fresh tooth’ for the best paint/substrate adhesion. Belgian linens are available in both a traditional non-toxic oil and a universal prime with a secret recipe between oil and acrylic that enables oil to wet and bond to the linen. Note that all Berge linens come in a full double width of 2.2 metres for minimum waste when stretching large works. Standard roll size is 10 metres.
Blockx Artist Quality Watercolour
Unlike any other brand of watercolour paint, Blockx traditional recipe has been evolved around a pure clover honey mixed with a small amount of glycerin. The honey acts to disperse the pigment better in water, especially in thin washes, whilst the glycerin slows the drying. This unique combination has for decades given European artists the advantage of high workability in the wet, especially when placing one light veil over another.
The full range of watercolours is stocked in this size. Sold in 5ml tubes.