If youre looking for an easel that can move with you, look no further than Richeson Academys Academy Belmont Easel with wheels. Its expandable design easily folds down for storage and includes two plastic wheels for mobility. It also conveniently adjusts to a forward slant, allowing pastel dust or some other unwanted element to fall to the ground. The suggested retail price is $439.95. For more information, contact: Richeson Academy Easels, P.O. Box 160, Kimberly WI 54136. Tel: 800/233-2404. Web site: www.richesonart.com.
International Papers Self-Adhesive Fome-Cor Graphic Arts Boards are perfect for artists looking to do their own framing. The rigid, lightweight and warp-resistant boards carry a pressure-sensitive adhesive surface that offers a virtually permanent mount. Both high- and low-tack surfaces are available, and the boards come in three sizes (24×36, 20×30 and 32×40). For more information, contact: International Paper Graphic Arts Boards, P.O. Box 1839, Statesville NC 28687. Tel: 800/438-1701. Web site: www.fome-cor.com.
Acrylic artists will love Liquitexs new line of five acrylic mediums, one of which is the New Glazing Medium. This medium creates glowing glazes when mixed in any amount with acrylic paints. A smooth flow allows for easy brushing and leveling, and its water-resistant when dry. Four-ounce bottles retail for $7.20, and eight ounces go for $9.85. For more information, contact: ColArt Americas, Inc., P.O. Box 1396, Piscataway NJ 08855. Tel: 800/445-4278. Web site: www.liquitex.com.
Ross Merrill is chief of conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.