Archive for June, 2013

Industry News

Monday, June 3rd, 2013


photoThis just received from Rick Comerford:

It is with great sadness that we share this news with you. On Friday May 31, 2013 Richard Rousseau died of a sudden heart attack.

Rick was a loving husband, son, brother, and a most trusted friend. He was a force of creative energy in the Art Materials industry as a retail buyer, manager and ultimately the owner and founder of the design and development firm Artist Hardware in Skokie IL. The void left in Rick’s passing will be felt in the hearts of everyone that has ever had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rick is survived by his mother, Kathleen, father Richard, sisters Karen and Sharon, wife Jennifer and his children Henry, Ella, and Will.

On Friday, June 7th, everyone is welcome to attend a memorial service and luncheon at their church, The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Il 60201 .

The family asks in lieu of flowers for donations to be sent to either your choice of Art Reach Chicago (a not for profit art community outreach program affiliated with Lillstreet Art Center) or to the Rousseau Children College Fund. You may contribute below via PayPal.


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The family is receiving an outpouring of support from family, friends and neighbors. The children are  surrounded with loved ones and are coping well during a most challenging event.

Please feel free to forward to others who may have known Rick.


Gamblin Introduces 8 Awesome New Artist’s Oil Colors

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

New from Gamblin. Eight new colors that solve real problems for artists and create new possibilities.

8 New Colors Group Shot

Gamblin was the first colorhouse to offer painters a range of consistent, reliable greys. The Portland Greys have become top-selling colors. To this range, Gamblin has added a Portland Warm Grey and Portland Cool Grey.

Gamblin was also the first to introduce Flake White Replacement. Gamblin has added another first to their range of whites: Warm White and Cool White, ideal for portrait, landscape and other painters that want their mixtures to look natural.

Along with these colors, Gamblin has added Titanium Buff, Cadmium Chartreuse, Green Gold and Nickel Titanate Yellow.

All colors will fit in your current Gamblin 37ml display and will be offered in 37ml, 150ml, 8oz and 16oz sizes. All of Gamblin’s new products, including their Solvent-Free Gel Medium, are available to order open-stock at an additional 10% off net.

To place your order, or for more information, please contact your MacPherson’s rep or Kalynn, Kaitlin or Pete.

Cadmium Chartreuse

Cadmium Chartreuse