They take their place, lined up against the wall. Three rows of six each, like contestants trying to show off their best side. They are beautiful, seductive. Each of the colors beckon you a bit with promises of an undiscovered nook, a locked secret, a long lost friend you swap stories with over cappuccinos.
Only painters might understand how one can linger for hours looking and imagining into a color, moving it around on the palette, unfolding it, discovering how it acts, what it likes….how it smudges and glides, or how its grainy texture pulls you deeper into the Provencal landscape, with its vineyards and the endless string of French masters who staked their vision there.
From the moment people started coming by our booth at the College Art Association, where they were learning and seeing them for the first time, to the many emails and phone calls in response to the most recent Just Paint article, the 18 new colors we are introducing has been met with incredible excitement, enthusiasm, anticipation, and seemingly one burning and overriding question: when? When can we see them, buy them, order them, try them….
So here’s the scoop…..all of them will start shipping from here around May 14, but we would strongly encourage you to share your interest in these colors with your local art store, as retail orders for the new colors are being accepted now. As in today. Or tomorrow. Not sure who to contact in your area, or need more information? You can always call us at 800-293-9399 / 607-847-8843 and ask for our Customer Service folks, who will help connect you with a supplier, or one of us in tech support, who can answer any questions you might have.
If you are just now learning about the colors, definitely take a moment and read Amy McKinnon’s excellent article describing them. And if any of you haven’t done so already, sign up for our free Just Paint newsletter so you can keep up with our latest discoveries and research and what might be around the corner. It’s painless and easy – just fill out this form.
And now here is our question to you: what else would you love to see us make, find, discover, or revive? What do you keep dreaming to reach for, but then find it just isn’t there – that quirky gap you yearn to fill in your palette, that medium you hope will rock your world, that rare pigment you suspect is out there for the finding? Many of the new colors that are coming out this Spring started from just those types of conversations and comments, from those burning desires for something beautiful and something new. So we would always love to hear whatever you are thinking.
Get that idea or thought out of your head and give us a call (800-293-9399 / 607-847-8843) or send an email techsupport@WilliamsburgOils.com
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