Art Spectrum

Art Spectrum is dedicated to creating the finest possible artists' colours, manufacturing oils, watercolours, gouache, pastels and inks and associated mediums and primers. As an Australian family company founded in 1966, they take pride in their continued development of colours of unsurpassed brilliance and intensity and the use of only permanent, light-fast pigments at maximum working strength.
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads$92.80-$144.10
    Art Spectrum® Colourfix™ Smooth is a new addition to the Colourfix™ range of papers and pastels. Manufactured by screen printing Colourfix™ Smooth Primer onto European Archival 300gsm Hot Pressed watercolour paper making 340gsm pastel paper.
    The Colourfix™ Smooth texture is ideal for pastel artists who are looking for a not so toothy surface. The surface still has enough soft tooth to enable the pastel artist to do multiple layers of pastel.
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets
    Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets$107.30-$321.95
    Discover the collection of ART SPECTRUM® EXTRA SOFT SQUARE PASTELS. With over 50 years experience of making professional artists’ colours, Art Spectrum are proud to introduce a selection of pure pigment extra soft square pastels. Colours ranging from smouldering darks, to delicate veils of highlight colours, all exhibiting the rich velvety bloom loved by pastel artists. Experience soft creamy pastels that lay down smoothly and blend beautifully onto paper.
    The shape allows broad strokes for easy coverage and strong gestural marks and the ability to create fine detailed work.Feel confident that you are using professional artists’ materials made from the highest quality lightfast pigments which are triple-milled to bring out the intensity of each colour. Each single pastel is 13mm high x 16mm wide x 45mm long (1/2 inch high x 5/8 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch long).
    19 items
  • Art Spectrum Gum Arabic 50ml
    Art Spectrum Gum Arabic 50ml$20.10
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Varnishes
    Art Spectrum Varnishes$15.80-$233.4012 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Painting Mediums
    Art Spectrum Painting Mediums$11.50-$169.7024 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Textured Pads
    Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Textured Pads$25.80-$76.303 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Prism Watercolours 10ml
    Art Prism Watercolours 10ml$9.80
    Manufactured on the classic tradition on a granite triple mill, these Art Spectrum colours are made to the highest standards and are all artist quality. Art Prism Watercolours do not however, contain the more expensive traditional pigments. Instead, modern, lightfast, non-toxic and lower cost pigments have been chosen. Art Prism Watercolours have been carefully formulated to provide permanence and performance.
    30 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels$8.6020 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Smooth Pads
    Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Smooth Pads$25.80-$76.30
    30 sheets of 210gsm, acid-free, smooth drawing paper that will take a wash.
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Paper 500 x 700
    Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Paper 500 x 700$3.95
    A 210gsm, smooth drawing paper that takes a wash. Acid-free
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Synthetic Blend Bright Brush
    Art Spectrum Synthetic Blend Bright Brush$16.50-$61.406 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Pure Gum Turpentine
    Art Spectrum Pure Gum Turpentine$12.30-$183.70
    Double distilled for artists' use. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Oil Prime
    Art Spectrum Oil Prime$50.50-$93.10
    Oil Prime is a unique oil/acrylic resin blend. The 40% linseed oil content provides controlled absorbency, which maintains the natural glow of oil pint. Non-toxic, non-flammable and equipment washes up with water.
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Odourless Solvent
    Art Spectrum Odourless Solvent$12.50-$186.20
    Ideal for artists who are sensitive to the odour of turpentine. Use to cleaning brushes and as an additive to mediums.
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels
    Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels$9.4011 items
  • Art Spectrum Gloss Varnish (Paraloid)
    Art Spectrum Gloss Varnish (Paraloid)
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Citrus Turpentine
    Art Spectrum Citrus Turpentine$25.50-$107.50
    Use sparingly as a diluent for oil paint, mediums and for cleaning brushes.
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Artists Turpentine
    Art Spectrum Artists Turpentine$10.20-$141.60
    Artists' Turpentine has less tack than Gum Turpentine. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Art Clean
    Art Spectrum Art Clean$40.20-$79.90
    Perfect for all applications in the studio such as cleaning brushes, palettes, hands as well as a large range of household applications. Fragrant Art Clean is made from a blend of natural extracts. Colour and aroma variation is natural. Art Clean contains no petroleum based solvents and no harmful bleaches.
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 150 x 400
    Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 150 x 400$57.80
    Finest quality watercolour paper. 300gsm, 100% cotton, medium surface, mould made and acid free. Made in Australia
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 230 x 310
    Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 230 x 310$59.40Out of Stock
    Finest quality watercolour paper. 300gsm, 100% cotton, medium surface, mould made and acid free. Made in Australia
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Masking Fluid
    Art Spectrum Masking Fluid$27.80-$78.70
    A rubber latex solution which is painted over any dry area you wish to keep free of colour. Allow the masking fluid to dry before over-painting. Peel or rub off with fingers or suitable eraser when paint is dry.
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Pastel Sets
    Art Spectrum Pastel Sets$52.50-$293.10
    Art Spectrum Pastels are packed with pigment to give you more colour and more value. Only the highest quality ASTM* approved pigments are used to ensure lightfastness. You can be sure that Art Spectrum pastels will always maintain their strength of colour.
    29 items
  • Art Spectrum : Art Spectrum Pastel Primer
    Art Spectrum Pastel Primer$32.00
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth, quick drying acrylic primer which bonds agressively to practically any clean, dry surface - all types of papers (300 gsm or heavier recommended), canvas, card, ply, plastic, glass, timber, ceramic and metal. Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer can be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers etc. straight from the pot. 20 colours are available, including Natural (Clear). All colours can be intermixed, or tinted with Art Spectrum Inks or Gouache, to create new shades. The Clear Colourfix Primer allows the natural surface or underlying colours to remain visible, whilst providing extra tooth for more overlays. Use Clear and other Art Spectrum Colourfix Primers for mixed media techniques and experimental art and craft works. It can even be used as an adhesive for collage. All colours are available in 250ml pots. Black, White and Clear are also available in 1 litre tubs. Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth surface for oil painting. Size the surface prior t...more »
    18 items

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