Wednesday, February 22, 2012

60% OFF Langridge Oil Sticks


Series 1 was $16.10 now $6.45
Series 2 was $18.70 now $7.50
Series 3 was $19.95 now $8.00

Langridge Oil Sticks are being discontinued.
Langridge Artists' Quality Oil Sticks are a highly pigmented solid oil colour, designed for direct application on all traditional surfaces and are compatible with conventional oil paints.
In the manufacturing process, a percentage of the oil is replaced with wax to create a stick form that allows the artist to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, mediums or solvents.

The following colours are available until sold out.

Series 1
Carbon Black,
Raw Umber,
Burnt Umber,
Burnt Sienna,
Caput Mortuum,
Mars Brown,
Red Oxide,
Mars Orange,
Yellow Oxide,
Nickel Titanate Yellow,
Neutral Grey Mid
Neutral Grey Dark

Series 2
Phthalo Blue,
Phthalo Green,
Chromium Oxide,
Brilliant Pink.

Series 3
Cadmium Yellow,
Cadmium Orange,
Quinacridone Magenta,
Dioxazine Purple,
Rich Gold,
Pale Gold,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

40% OFF Matte Fluid Acrylics 119ml & 473ml

The sheen of the Fluid acrylics can be altered with gels, mediums or varnishes. However, for those artists looking for a paint line with uniform matte finish, GOLDEN offers the Matte Acrylics. The Matte Fluid Acrylics are essentially the same as the regular Fluids, except matting agents are added to glossier colors.

SERIES 1 was $26.05 now $15.65
SERIES 2 was $27.90 now $16.75
SERIES 3 was $30.30 now $18.20
SERIES 4 was $32.10 now $19.30
SERIES 5 was $37.10 now $22.30
SERIES 6 was $39.85 now $23.95
SERIES 7 was $44.15 now $26.50

SERIES 1 was $67.75 now $40.65
SERIES 2 was $78.10 now $46.90
SERIES 3 was $84.00 now $50.40
SERIES 4 was $95.55 now $57.35
SERIES 5 was $105.15 now $63.10
SERIES 6 was $115.70 now $69.45
SERIES 7 was $128.60 now $77.20

On sale until March 10th. Matte Fluids are a discontinued size. Stock and sizes are limited so please get in quick before they are all gone.

40% OFF Golden Acrylic Glaze 119ml

Golden Acrylic Glaze Colours 119ml Available in:

Metallic Gold was $24.85 now $14.90
Yellow Ochre was $16.30 now $9.80
Burnt Sienna was $16.30 now $9.80

Golden Acrylic Glaze paint is a slower drying Acrylic designed for wet into wet and glazing techniques. Glaze Acrylic dries to a satin finish and is a high pigment load professional Acrylic paint that can be used with any other paint or medium in the Golden range.

This product is a discontinued size and will be on sale from
Saturday 18th Feb - 10th March or until sold out.

40% OFF Golden Regular Gel Matte 148ml

Regular Gel Matte 148ml was $13.75 now $8.25
This product is a discontinued size and will be on sale from
Saturday 18th Feb - 10th March or until sold out.

Use Golden Regular Gel Matte to extend Golden Acrylic or alter the optical reflection of dried acrylic paint. Regular Gel Matte can be used as a ground to draw on or to make image transfers.

40% OFF Golden Fluid Ultramarine Violet 236ml

Series 4 was $52.60 now $31.60
This product is a discontinued size and will be on sale from Saturday 18th Feb - 10th March or until sold out.

40% OFF Golden Heavy Body 473ml

SERIES 1 was $64.00 now $38.40
SERIES 2 was $78.85 now $47.35
SERIES 3 was $84.10 now $50.50
SERIES 4 was $93.10 now $55.90
SERIES 5 was $109.75 now $65.85
SERIES 6 was $126.70 now $76.05
SERIES 7 was $144.35 now $86.65

40% off discontinued sizes of Golden Heavy Body. Sale starts today, Saturday 18th February and finishes 10th March or until stock is sold through. Please be quick if you don't want to miss out.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stretched Canvases

St Luke stocks a large range of cotton and linen and can stretch or re-stretch any size canvas you desire. Our attention to detail means our canvases look as good on the front as they do on the back. Above is Merryn stretching a casual 3 metre by 2 metre monster with a medium Italian Linen.
Our stretcher bars are a farmed Vic Ash that has been kiln dried. The profile width is 32mm and standard sizes range from 10" to 84". Our prices are very competitive so please don't hesitate to call us for a quote.

Choose from our hand picked collection of Cottons and Linens:

Fine Weave Cotton $36.30 per metre
12 ounce Cotton $36.30 per metre
Clear Primed Medium Weave Linen $59.10 per metre
Fine Weave Acrylic Primed Linen White/Black $101.65 per metre
Medium Weave Acrylic Primed Linen $81.20 per metre
Coarse Weave Acrylic Primed Linen $101.65 per metre
Fine Weave Portrait Oil Primed Linen $101.65 per metre
Loomstate Medium weave Belgian Linen 120" $120.00 per metre

Thursday, February 9, 2012

For Artists, By Artists. A glance at the history of Langridge

With so much to know about materials, St Lukettes have to remind ourselves and our lovely customers that the beautiful products we are selling come into existence not far from where they are sold. Langridge Artist Colours began its life in 1992 on Langridge street in Collingwood. David Coles' passion for art materials compelled him to start making his own, and so Langridge was born.

With a commodity of information, a willingness to be transparent and a collection of recipes divined for their permanence and workability, each product Langridge makes comes into being with the utmost care. Fine artist grade materials travel from the four corners of the world to find their way into Langridge's house recipes. These carefully selected ingredients are then packaged into a clear bottle or jar with the synonymous black and white Langridge label.

St Luke is very lucky to be the home of Langridge and we stock the full range of products including hard to find raw materials and limited edition pigments. The following Langridge products are all made locally and available at St Luke:

Professional Oil Colours
Pigmented Inks
Oil Sticks
Paint Binders
Decorative Products
Oil Paint Mediums

Langridge has grown so much through customer dedication over the past 20 years that manufacturing now exists in a bespoke factory in Yarraville.
The best part about having art material manufacturers a stones throw away is that you can always get an answer to a tricky question, order extremely large quantities and feel assured that you are buying locally made products.

Langridge has been recognised for its hard work and dedication internationally and is now the distributor of the world's leading brand of Acrylics, Golden. The cult brand of handmade paint from New York; Williamsburg is also partnered with Langridge for their Australian distribution. When buying a Langridge product you are purchasing a product that was born from a dedication to helping, listening and enabling Artists to create. When you shop at St Luke, more than likely you are being served by a practising Artist and taking home a product that was made by one.

If you would like to know more, please follow the link to the Langridge website or bring you queries to a St Lukette.
We are always happy to share our knowledge and the history of our companies, because we are a little bit chuffed about it.

Golden Artist Educators
St Lukette Merryn Trevethan will be running GOLDEN BITES workshops in Yarraville starting 15th February.
Terms are flexible and classes include all materials. Discover what Acrylic paints can really do.
Choose from all aspects od Acrylic Techniques.
Contact: 0422515880

The amazing Georgia Mansur is running workshops all over the country this year, with a few choice spots internationally.
To check dates and locations please see her website for more details.

Victorian College of the Arts are offering many classes for their Summer School program.
We recommend Technical Painting as part of the Universities Foundation Studio Art Program.
The beginning of the first term will be taught by St Lukette Kez Hughes.
This class promises a back to basics approach to making art, covering the breadth of artistic methods and mediums.
Teachers include Colleen Ahearn, Rob McHaffie, Sharon Goodwin and Ry Haskings among others.
Enrolment is for one year and each Lecturer will specialise in sharing thier own skills.
Call Ieuan Weinman at the VCA (03) 9035 9463 or email