Author: Royal Talens

Featured Promotion: Winter Back to School 2018

Pricing valid on orders placed December 1 – 31, 2018 (Can request ship dates up to January 31, 2019) Dear Valued Partner, Winter season is a time of great change here in New England.  The days are short, snow covers the ground and we invariably turn inwards.  We spend more time in the comfort of […]

Dear Marten: What is the van Gogh oil color equivalent to Ochre Red?

Dear Marten, I am taking a class in basic oil painting and we were given a list of 14 colors for our course. One of the colors, Ochre Red, I can’t find on your color chart. I was wondering what the equivalent is. I notice that 347, Indian Red does look similar to what I […]

Featured Retailer: Artisan Art Supplies

From Dennis Metcalf, RTNA Key Account Manager As Western Key Account Manager for Royal Talens, I have been working with Artisan for close to two decades now. Artisan is a destination, not just another art store. Ron, Paul, Ernie, and Dennis have created an environment where artisans, musicians, and creative people can all feel comfortable […]

Featured Employee: Sam Gaskin

Sam, you’re the newest member of the Royal Talens North America team.  Can you explain a little bit about your role here?    After working in the retail world of art supplies for 7 years, I joined the customer service team here at RT to help out with processing customer orders, shipping out samples, and […]

Featured Color Story: Ultramarine

Ultramarine ‘The blue gold’ Ultramarine is a colour that has appealed to people’s imagination since the early Middle Ages. These days it is impossible to imagine the standard palette without this intense blue with its excellent lightfastness. However, up until 1828 only the natural variant was available. An expensive affair, all the more so since […]

Dear Marten: Cadmium Yellow Lemon vs. Cadmium Yellow Light

  Dear Marten, Both your Rembrandt Oil Colors Cadmium Yellow light and Cadmium Yellow Lemon are described as having the same pigment content (PY35). If they are the same pigment, what makes them noticeably different colors? Thank you, John Dear John, Thank you for your question. Cadmium is an inorganic pigment and the range of […]

A Note from Kyle Regarding New Tariffs

Dear Retailer Partners, Talens Art Creation Oil Colour Here at Royal Talens North America, we are more than just a company supplying you with some of the world’s most trusted brands in fine art materials, we are at your side as a partner and a consultant to help you navigate through the good times and […]

Johanne Mangi: Color Value and Executive Decisions

Original article was written for Fine Art Connoisseur and can be found here. Put your brushes down. I’m about to make you uncomfortable. If you really love something, you should have an open mind, don’t you think? I’m going to tell you something that is sooo incredibly simple that you might find it hard to […]

Featured Product: Amsterdam Auxiliaries

In addition to a wide range of colors, AMSTERDAM has a complete range of auxiliaries. All auxiliaries have hardly any technical limitations and allow for endless possibilities. AMSTERDAM wants to help you create your next masterpiece from start to finish! With the extended range of auxiliaries AMSTERDAM can help you in every stage of your […]

‘Loving Vincent’ Artist Talk: Dena Peterson

Explore the process of ‘Loving Vincent,’ the world’s first fully painted feature film. Learn from an artist who worked on Golden Globe-nominated “Loving Vincent,” an animated film in which each of the 65,000 frames is an oil painting completed by hand. At this artist talk, Dena Peterson discusses the techniques used to create the biographical […]