Soltek Folded

Soltek Easel: Call for a retailer near you

The original Soltek redefines versatility, strength, and portability in a plein air easel. Click to find out why this easel stands out in a crowd.

Soltek Standing

Soltek Pro: Call for a retailer near you

At a maximum of 8 inches taller than the original Soltek, the Soltek Pro is ideal for taller artists or those that often paint on uneven ground.

 

Painting from the Outside In

"Painting from the Outside In"
Jim Wilcox Instructional DVD (4 Hrs): $125

Jim Wilcox has taught successful workshops for more than 20 years. His DVDs are like workshops in a box. This DVD follows Wilcox to String Lake in Grand Teton National Park where he paints a 20" x 16" on location. After painting the location piece, Wilcox returns to his studio to enlarge the painting to a 40" x 30", thus covering important aspects of both plein air and studio painting.

Official Soltek Backpack

Official Soltek Backpack: $49.95

Regulation carry on size, yet very spacious and accomodating. This backpack, embroidered with the Soltek logo, keeps your Soltek firmly in place and still leaves plenty of room for all your painting supplies. The Soltek backpack can also be converted from a backpack into a briefcase, making it almost as versatile as the Soltek itself.

Wet Panel Carrier

RayMar 12" x 16"
Wet Panel Carrier: $31.95

This corrugated plastic wet panel carrier from RayMar can hold up to six wet panels, including 12" x 16" or 9" x 12". This carrier is lightweight, waterproof, and strong, making it great for workshops or plein air painting sessions. An
11" x 14" adapter is also available for this size to make it capable of holding even more sizes.

When You Can't Paint Out

"When You Can't Paint Out"
Jim Wilcox Instructional DVD (3 Hrs): $95

Jim Wilcox has taught successful workshops for more than 20 years. His DVDs are like workshops in a box. In this DVD Wilcox focuses in on studio painting from photographs. He covers in depth the do's and don'ts of working from reference materials while he paints a 20 x 30 snow scene that went on to win two awards from the Western Rendezvous of Art.

Wet Panel Carrier

RayMar 16" x 20"
Wet Panel Carrier: $41.95

This corrugated plastic wet panel carrier from RayMar can hold up to six wet panels, including 12" x 16" or 16" x 20". This carrier is lightweight, waterproof, and strong, making it great for workshops or plein air painting sessions. A built-in carrying strap makes it easy to take with you anywhere.

RayMar Adapter

RayMar 11" x 14" Adapter for the
12" x 16" Wet Panel Carrier: $5.25

If you use 11" x 14" canvases for plein-air painting, this adapter is a great choice. For use with the RayMar 12" x 16" wet panel carrier, this clever adapter makes it possible for your carrier to hold 11 x 14s in the already-versatile carrier. The 12" x 16" carrier coupled with this adapter is the ideal combo for those who use various panel sizes on location.

 

Wet Panel Carrier

RayMar 10" x 12"
Wet Panel Carrier: $22.95

This corrugated plastic wet panel carrier from RayMar can hold up to six wet panels, including 10" x 12" or
9" x 12". This carrier is lightweight, waterproof, and strong, making it great for workshops or plein air painting sessions. The built in carrying strap makes it easy to go to or from locations.

Wet Panel Carrier

RayMar 8" x 10"
Wet Panel Carrier: $20.95

This corrugated plastic wet panel
carrier from RayMar can hold up to six wet
8" x 10" panels. This carrier is lightweight, waterproof, and strong, making it great for workshops or plein air painting sessions. Each size also has its own carrying strap along with velcro tabs to keep your artwork safe while you travel to and from locations.

 

Composition of Outdoor Painting

"Composition of Outdoor Painting"
by Edgar Payne (Hardcover, 170 pgs.): $48

A must-have for any landscape painter, Edgar Payne's classic and hard to find book on plein air landscape painting comes highly recommended from artists the world over.

Carlson's Guide to Landsape Painting

"Carlson's Guide to Landsape Painting"
by John F. Carlson (144 pgs.): $9.95

Carlson's Guide is one of the definitive works for landscape painters. It is a painter's bible to constantly remind you of painting composition and other rules of thumb.

 

The Artist's Book of Excuses

"The Artist's Book of Excuses (and How Not to Need Them)" by Jim and Narda Wilcox : $15.95

This book is a cleverly illustrated laugh-out-loud funny book that teaches some tried-and-true principles along the way. Written by landscape artist Jim Wilcox and his wife, Narda, and illustrated by John Potter, this look on the lighter side of excuses artists come up with makes a great gift for any artist on your list.

Inspiration for Every Artist

Inspiration for Every Artist
by Harley Brown (Hardcover, 128 pgs.): $25

This is Harley's third book. His first two have sold out every edition they have printed. Harley took a clever detour for this book and arranged tidbits of useful advice in lists for any artist in his always-humorous way. Harley's dynamic teaching abilities consistently come across in his books, and this brand new book is sure to be a collector's item in no time.

 

Frogman: The Creativity of Tim Cotterill

"Frogman: The Creativity of Tim Cotterill"
by Frogman Tim Cotterill: $90

Frogman's second coffee table book is sold out from the publisher, but we still have a few copies left. This is a great compendium of the last 15 years of Cotterill's amazing rise to success, detailing how he started making his whimsical and fascinating creations.

Spirit of the Wild Things

"Spirit of the Wild Things"
by Sandy Scott (Hardcover, 190 pgs.): $60

Sandy Scott has made a name for herself in wildlife bronze. Her beautiful coffee table book takes a look at her career's evolution and shows just how far Sandy has come. With hundreds of photographs, this book is a great addition to any bronze collector's bookshelf.

 

The Drawings of Edgar Payne: 1883-1947

"The Drawings of Edgar Payne: 1883-1947"
by Edgar Payne (Hardcover, 116 pgs.): $35

Edgar Payne's work is an inspiration in any form, and this book is no exception. Studying how he drew can help any artist improve.

Your Brush with Nature

"Your Brush with Nature: A Painting Guide for Everyone" by Heiner Hertling: $24.95

Based on the PBS original series of the same name, this instructional book has useful advice for anyone starting into painting.

 

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