Kings Stationers Artist Supplies News

  • Red Ochre - The Oldest Colour In The World?

    Red Ochre - it's been used as a 'paint' colour for longer than you might imagine!

  • The oil painter’s guide to protecting yourself and the environment

    Artists’ materials and practices can be toxic or hazardous, so it’s important to know how to work safely. Read our handy guide to learn more.
  • Setting Up An Artists' Studio

    At some point, every artist needs their own space. So what will suit your style, personality, budget and available space? Jimmy Leslie, from the Fine Art Collective, takes you through some options.
  • A Brief History of Sap Green

    What is sap green? Sap green is a lake pigment and was originally made from the juice of unripe berries from the buckthorn (Rhamnus) plant. In med...
  • Sennelier Oil Sticks

    Sennelier Oil Sticks offer a great alternative method of oil painting, either alone or in conjunction with traditional oil techniques. Read more about this great product here in our latest blog!
  • Drawing Ink versus Calligraphy Ink

    Drawing Inks and Calligraphy Inks have very similar qualities when they are being used, and look equally vibrant when dry, but they perform vastly differently over time.

    Find out more in our latest blog!

  • W&N Indian Ink

    Probably the most renowned ink, Indian ink is a permanent, opaque black ink with a wide range of applications and uses. Read our spotlight on Winsor & Newton Indian ink.
  • Varnishing Your Painting

    Adding the right varnish, in the right way, is a sound investment to ensure your finished oil or acrylic painting stays looking its best.

    Read our guide to varnishing paintings here.

  • Tensioning Your Canvas

    The canvas tension of any Winsor & Newton stretched and primed canvas can be easily re-tensioned through the use of the supplied wedges.
  • Artist Supplies - and then some...!

    Artist Supplies - and some...! Kings Stationers are improving their online Artist Supplies webstore and adding more of the other products you will find in their retail store, including papers, stationery, bags and packaging.
  • Even in lockdown, you can treat a loved one!

    Lockdown has severely restricted our movements - no more browsing shops, meeting family & friends, sharing... We all know the difficulties this...