2023 Holiday Gifts for Artists – Compiled by Sarah Webb and Cherie Dawn Haas
It doesn’t have to be difficult to find a gift for the artist in your life – even if it seems like they have every single art supply, there’s always something new to try! This list has it all: gorgeous frames, beautiful paints, and even a special “gifts under $50” section. If you’re anything like us, a few of these might make it into your cart as gifts for yourself, too.
2023 Gifts for Artists
Showcase your artwork with a hand-crafted custom-made frame from FrameCraft. Frames crafted with traditional techniques in mahogany, walnut, and oak. Priced from $200-$1,000 at FrameCraft.us. Email for a custom consultation. [email protected]
Easels, Pochade Boxes and Sketch Binders
From Edge Gear, the hand-crafted large, medium, and small PaintBook portable easel. Starting at $354 at edgeprogear.com, or email . [email protected]
The New Wave u.go Plein Air Anywhere Pochade is the perfect plein air accompaniment. Crack-proof, chip-proof, and non-yellowing. Priced at $228.21 at dickblick.com.
The Blick French Easel by Jullian combines a full box, easel, and canvas carrier all in one for $127.99 at dickblick.com.
For Oil & Acrylic Painters
The Williamsburg Oil Colors Landscape Set is excellent for producing the variety of colors found outdoors, priced at $52.49. Visit williamsburgoils.com for more information.
Bristle Magic is an eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaner that restores brushes — like magic! $8.02-$63.10 at bristlemagic.net; email , call 707.779.9317, or ask for it at your favorite art supply store! [email protected]
GOLDEN OPEN Slow-Drying Acrylic Landscape Set is an excellent outdoor painting palette since the paints remain wet for longer than traditional acrylics. Priced at $59.89. Visit goldenpaints.com for more information.
Ideal for capturing the light en plein air, Utrecht Artists’ Oil Paint Landscape Set is available for $75.99 at dickblick.com.
Be ready to paint instantly with Camille Przewodek’s Paint-Saver Palette Kit. Ideal for plein air, clip-on surface stores in freezer. $89 at finearttech.com.
For the Watercolorist
The Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pan Set contains cool and warm primary colors, a secondary green, and four earth colors, with 12 empty half pans to add your own colors. Priced at $66.05 at dickblick.com.
The vivacious colors of the Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor Travel Set were inspired by the original French Impressionists’ palette. $68.17 at dickblick.com.
The QoR Artist Watercolors Mini 12-pan Set is full of deep, rich colors priced at $99.99. Visit qorcolors.com for more information.
Take your favorite brushes wherever your creative journey leads with the for $56.14 at dickblick.com. Princeton Neptune Series 4750 Synthetic Squirrel Round Travel Brush Set
For the Drawing Student
The Casey Baugh “Bubble Effect” Charcoal Kit has everything you need to create the effect! 10-supply kit for $117 at edgeprogear.com, or email . [email protected]
For the Pastelist
PanPastels are professional quality soft pastels in a unique pan format. The Landscape Set is priced at $134.50. Visit panpastel.com for more information.
Sennelier’s Soft Pastel Set in Landscape Colors contains only the purest pigments with minimal amounts of natural binders. Priced at $76.20 at dickblick.com.
Blick Artists’ Soft Pastel Set of 60 Half Sticks allows artists access to twice the color and twice the creative possibilities of full stick sets. $65.15 at dickblick.com.
With hundreds of hours of painting instruction available on video or digital download through PaintTube.tv, there are endless possibilities for learning how to paint any subject.
For the EXTRA special artist in your life – Tickets to …
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Watercolor Live is a can’t-miss virtual art conference Gifts Under $50
Browse this collection of gifts for artists – all under $50!
Give the gift of sketching on the go! The SketchBuddyTM Binder V2.0 comes with a mini drawing board and can be customized with other accessories (available separately). $47.99 at judsonsart.com.
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The Blick Utility Apron offers all-day comfort and heavy-duty protection against splatters, stains, and dust for $23.99 at dickblick.com.
Never lose your brushes with the Easel Brush Clip. Simply clip it to the side of your easel, studio or plein air! $27.97 for one, $44.97 for two, $57.97 for three at easelbrushclip.com.
is a lightfast, acid-free paper ideal for pastel, pencil, and charcoal drawing. Made of 50% cotton, these sheets have a soft feel and great tooth on both sides. Priced at $7.90 per sheet. Fabriano Cromia paper
Unlike other red lenses, these $26.95 are specially created to remove all colors so you can see the notes, or values, in any scene or photo. Once you look through these, you may be surprised how far off your perceived value notes were! Paint by Note Value Specs
A video workshop teaching “The Easiest Way in the World to Learn Painting (Even if You Have No Talent) – great for aspiring artists!
offer all the attributes of natural hair but are vegan-friendly. Ideal for watercolor, they have a fine point, excellent spring, and water retention. Priced from $12.95 – $85.50. Raphael Stradivarius Synthetic Kolinsky brushes
Iain Stewart’s book on watercolor: “En Plein Air – Light and Color.” Geared for beginning artists, En Plein Air: Light & Color introduces a variety of techniques for on-location watercolor painting.
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