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Painting must-haves for both work and play

There’s nothing like a fresh set of art supplies to give you that brand-new feeling and like you can take on your next project with a renewed energy. Whether you use paints for your small business needs, or for your own leisure after-hours, it’s essential to make sure you have great-quality products on hand so you can create your best work. We’ve rounded up the acrylics, brushes, boards, and palette you’ll need for success. From ceramics to signs to furniture, and landscapes to portraits to still lifes, these products are well-made, reasonably-priced, and will help you to create beautiful, lasting work.

Whether you’re painting for work or play, these essentials are quality additions to your creative repertoire. The paints will last for several sessions, and the paintbrush set and wooden palette can be gently washed with soap and water and used again and again. In the words of writer Kurt Vonnegut, “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is to make your soul grow. So do it.” Whatever your role – artisan, small business owner, or hobbyist – you’ll love these thoughtful additions to your artist’s toolbox, and making your soul grow one stroke of the brush at a time.

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