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 Gum Arabic 50ml NZD $16.95
  • Art Spectrum Varnishes NZD $12.39 - $74.99 11 items
  • Art Spectrum Painting Mediums NZD $8.99 - $82.99 24 items
  • Colourfix Suede NZD $8.60 - $16.70
    A new, softer surface from the makers of Colourfix. Colourfix Suede, like its older brother, is an acid-free quality surface suitable for use with pastels, charcoal, pencil, inks, acrylics, gouache, watercolours and even oil paint. The surface is not as abrasive as regular Colourfix and was partly developed in conjunction with the manufacturers of PanPastels and an ideal ground for their products. The base paper is a heavier 500gsm hot press watercolour paper. 14 x 18" or 19 x 27"... more »
    16 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Textured Pads NZD $25.80 - $76.30 3 items
  • Cordenons Canletto Aquarelle Sachets NZD $9.60 - $30.90
    Canaletto Aquarelle is an acid free watercolour and drawing paper. It has an excellent surface which is sympathetic to a wide range of media. The high quality composition of the paper -20% cotton, gelatin sizing and the neutral pH - provides good long-life characteristics. It is an ecomomical paper that is a pleasure to use. ... more »
    2 items
  • Art Prism Watercolours 10ml NZD $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.... more »
    30 items
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels NZD $8.60 20 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Smooth Pads NZD $25.80 - $76.30
    30 sheets of 210gsm, acid-free, smooth drawing paper that will take a wash.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Paper 500 x 700 NZD $3.95
    A 210gsm, smooth drawing paper that takes a wash. Acid-free... more »
  • Art Spectrum Synthetic Blend Bright Brush NZD $15.20 - $61.40 6 items
  • Art Spectrum Pure Gum Turpentine NZD $8.70 - $143.99
    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.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Oil Prime NZD $45.90 - $84.60
    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.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Odourless Solvent NZD $9.80 - $153.90
    Ideal for artists who are sensitive to the odour of turpentine. Use to cleaning brushes and as an additive to mediums.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Gloss Varnish (Paraloid)
  • Art Spectrum Citrus Turpentine NZD $19.99 - $77.99
    Use sparingly as a diluent for oil paint, mediums and for cleaning brushes.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Artists Turpentine NZD $7.99 - $102.79
    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.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Art Clean NZD $31.50 - $57.99
    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.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Masking Fluid NZD $20.30 - $63.95
    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.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Pastel Sets NZD $39.95 - $268.40
    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.... more »
    29 items
  • Art Spectrum Pastel Primer NZD $25.50
    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 to applying Colourfix with a thin layer of acrylic medium or gesso.... more »
    18 items
  • Art Spectrum Golden Sable Imitation Flat NZD $8.40 - $34.90 4 items
  • Art Spectrum Golden Sable Imitation Round NZD $7.10 - $19.40 10 items
  • Art Spectrum Synthetic Blend Round Brush NZD $14.80 - $60.70 6 items
  • Art Spectrum Washmaster Brush NZD $66.40 - $119.50
    A Blend of soft squirrel and extra fine synthetic filaments. Black polished short handle with stainless steel ferrules. Excellent colour carrying capacity, for smooth, even washes. Holds it's shape to a 'razor-sharp' edge, providing remarkable control for drawing, cutting in etc.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Sable Series 60 NZD $4.55 - $45.85 10 items
  • Art Spectrum Pure Sable Liner Brush NZD $27.60 - $42.10
    Very long pure red sable hair. Long polished black handle with nickel plated brass ferrule. The long sable hair makes this brush indispensable for long, flowing lines. A drawing brush suitable for thinned oils, acrylics, inks, gouache, watercolour etc.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Full Wash Brush NZD $22.40 - $49.70
    Goat hair. Short flat white handle. Generously filled brush of finest soft goat hair. Amazing capacity to lay down large amounts of colour in smooth, even washes over large areas. Retains shape after constant use.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Hand & Brush Cleaner NZD $31.95 - $59.95 2 items
  • Art Spectrum Soft Pastels NZD $8.00
    Art Spectrum Soft Pastels provide the artist with colours that are pure, brilliant and intense, and remain that way. The very best pigments are selected and triple milled at maximum concentration to bring out the finest colour and provide the rich, velvety bloom valued by pastellists. This method of production produces smouldering darks, brilliant and intense pure colours and a range of subtle and delicate tints. All Art Spectrum pure pigment pastels are free from heavy metals, asbestos or other toxic substances.... more »
    155 items
  • Art Spectrum Watercolour 10ml NZD $17.40 - $34.60
    In accordance with proven traditional methods of production, all Art Spectrum Artists’ Watercolours are carefully stone milled to enhance the individual brilliance of each carefully selected pigment, and to maximize its handling qualities.... more »
    66 items
  • Art Prism 40ml NZD $13.40
    Art Prism Oils provide students, hobbyists and leisure artists with an ideal base from which they can later expand into the full range of Art Spectrum Professional Oils.... more »
    26 items
  • Art Prism 150ml NZD $36.90
    Art Prism Oils provide students, hobbyists and leisure artists with an ideal base from which they can later expand into the full range of Art Spectrum Professional Oils.... more »
    26 items
  • Art Spectrum Whiting (chalk dust) 500g NZD $10.50
  • Art Spectrum Talc (soap stone dust) 500g NZD $12.79
  • Art Spectrum Rabbit Skin Glue 500g NZD $73.50
  • Art Spectrum Kaolin (china clay dust) 500g NZD $7.99
  • Art Spectrum Bleached Bees Wax NZD $32.50 - $91.99 3 items
  • Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes 250g NZD $41.60
  • Art Spectrum Damar Crystals 500g NZD $80.80 $64.64
  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil 40ml
    Art Spectrum oil colours give the artist colours which are pure, brilliant and intense, and which remain that way. Only the very best pigments have been used and are stated on every tube.... more »
    95 items
  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil 500ml NZD $101.95 - $121.80
    Art Spectrum oil colours give the artist colours which are pure, brilliant and intense, and which remain that way. Only the very best pigments have been used and are stated on every tube. ... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil 150ml
    Art Spectrum oil colours give the artist colours which are pure, brilliant and intense, and which remain that way. Only the very best pigments have been used and are stated on every tube.... more »
    90 items
  • Art Spectrum Artist Gesso NZD $27.79 - $211.89 4 items
  • Art Spectrum Low Cost Gesso NZD $47.99 - $153.69 2 items
  • Art Spectrum Watercolour Set Of 12 x 10ml Assorted NZD $176.95
    In accordance with proven traditional methods of production, all Art Spectrum Artists’ Watercolours are carefully stone milled to enhance the individual brilliance of each carefully selected pigment, and to maximize its handling qualities.... more »
  • Art Prism Oil Set of 9 NZD $112.80
    9 x 40ml tubes of assorted colours.... more »
  • Art Prism Oil Set of 6 NZD $54.20
    6 x 40ml tubes of assorted colours.... more »
  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil Set of 6 40ml NZD $70.90
    Art Spectrum oil colours allow the artist to create clean, vibrant and subtle colour mixes.... more »
  • Art Spectrum Calcite (marble dust) 500g NZD $6.60
  • Art Spectrum Pastel Wooden Box Sets NZD $363.30 - $726.40 Out of Stock 2 items
 

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