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We love this shot of FS customer and wonderful artist Oscar Perry photographed by @miamalamcdonald lounging back in his studio! #studiosunday for this gloomy Spring day.
Let’s start the week with a colourful BANG! American artist Keith Haring (1958 - 1990) holding outsize paintbrushes in his studio, New York City, 1985. (Photo by Janette Beckman/Getty Images) 🎨💥
The best thing about our job is being able to support (literally) some of our favourite Australian artists. @kevin_chin_art wrapping up a painting to be exhibited @sydneycontemporary with @martinbrownecontemporary. Be sure to check him out! #customframes
Who else loves receiving the latest Art Almanac and planning their month of shows? There's too much to see! . . . . . . @artalmanac
Looking for a weekend activity? A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness is now on at @acca_melbourne until 16 September. Featuring our wonderful FS customer Robert Fielding! ⠀ ⠀ Image: Robert Fielding, Untitled 2018, from the series ‘Objects of Origin 2018’, digital photograph.
🥊🏆 Langridge VS Gamblin - both in our mid price point category and both beautiful artist quality paints. S4 Cadmium Orange comes in at $35.02 in the Gamblin corner and $35.20 for Langridge. Gamblin hailing from the United States and Langridge an Australian battler. A noble battle that will ultimately come down to your personal preference! #ausvsusa
One wedge in, one wedge out. Sounds like #auspol! We will not be making a tutorial on how to be PM (unfortunately) but we will show you how to bang a wedge in a canvas!
Palettes, knives and brushes. The tools of the trade. Which shape is your favourite?
Stretcher bars waiting patiently to be stretched!
Have you ever wondered how to lift an artwork? Let Jack to show you how... . . . . . . . @iatnk #fitzroystretches #artwork #customframing #framing
The many uses of WEDGES! They help keep your canvas tight and if you feel that over time your artwork has become a little slack try knocking the wedges. They also keep the frame at a right angle! By measuring across each of the diagonals you can work out which side needs to be adjusted and with a little knock on the wedge it will straighten it right up!
Nearly time to fly out of here! Reminder that we are open Saturdays 10-4pm (minus the machines and plus some weekend tunes)! Have a lovely weekend everyone! ✌️✈️ by @drasko17
4 months till Christmas! (Golly gosh!!) Time to start working on those presents! #StudioSunday with Kyle MacLachlan on set for Blue Velvet. 💙
When there’s a will, there’s a way! If you have a framing idea come on in and have a chat with our wonderful team and we can help make it a reality! This fantastic piece by @madbish_ for her exhibition @crowther_contemporary that opens THIS Friday 6-9pm. 🎨⭐️ #creativeframing
Melbourne’s favourite colour, but which of the many shades is yours? 🖤 We’ll be posting a tutorial next week to go into the different uses of all these lovely shades! BONE/ CHROMATIC/ CARBON/ IVORY/ MARS
Amazing @benquilty painting framed by @bunditpuangthong for one of our lucky customers! #australianartist #australianframed
~ Feature artist 😍 ~ Look at the detail in @chelsea_gustafsson 's painting Marine Debris, 2018. Acrylic and oil on board 50cm x 40cm. To achieve super fine detail like this, try one of our double gesso' d hardboards. It's like painting on glass!
Mars Black vs Ivory Black, which do you prefer and why? Grace explains some of the differences between the two paints to help you decide. . . . . . . #fitzroystretches #oilpainting #paint
Yesterday Tom stretched this very cool, inside out canvas for @gus_on_line1. Naturally, we had to take a dorky family photo!
Shiny things! All stocked up for the week! .⠀ .Pictured here: @goldenpaints @sennelier1887 @gamblincolors .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #fitzroystretchesartsupplies #artsuppliesbrunswick #artsuppliesmelbourne #acrylicmediums #acryclicpaint #artistaccessories #artistboards #artbrushes #canvasstretches #linen #cottoncanvas #oilmedium #oilpaint #oilsticks #fineartpaper #fineartpigmentink #watercolourpaint #printmakingink #drawingink #⠀
Want to hang that poster you’ve had rolled up forever? Similar to laminating we can affix your print to an aluminium substrate called DiBond and then you can either frame it or hang it as is! Voila!
💫 Artist spotlight! 💫 @zory_mcgrath is one of our favourite regulars! Here is her beautiful work ‘Diffraction’, 1100 x 1200mm on one of our Belgian linen canvases. #melbourneartist #brunswickartist #zorymcgrath #art #painting #oilpaintjng #abstraction
More beautiful biscuit joints from our talented framing team! @bunditpuangthong
Spare a thought for those doing stocktake today, especially those counting hundreds and hundreds of paint brushes!
We had the pleasure of Di Bonding this stunning CW Stoneking screenprint recently. Love it! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #fitzroystretchersmounting #dibonding #dibondingbrunswick #dibondingmelbourne #archivalmounting ⠀ #pictureframing #fitzroystretchesframing #conservationframing #artframing #handmadeframes #archivalframing #drymounting #hingemounting #photographic framing #boxframes #plexiglass #tailoredframing ⠀
How great are these tiny tray frames for @helen.mcinnis.art!, Only 11cm x 8.5cm! Do you have something tiny you would like framed? . . . . . . #framing #customframing #melbourneart #oilpainting #melbourneframing
Just some more frames, hanging out . #customframing#melbourneframing #artframing #trayframes
It's almost time for tools down after a very busy week in the workshop. Well done to the team for their hard work getting orders out!
Jordan and Jack are getting VERY quick at stretching canvas! #stretchedcanvas #customcanvas #artsupplies #paintingsuppies #fitzroystretches
‘Windows’ by @emilyferretti is open now at the Sophie Gannon Gallery. You have until the 28th of July to have get there!
Our stretches need a challenge, do you have a custom canvas in mind? Points for the trickiest shape! #canvas #canvasstretching #artcanvas #blankcanvas #painting #oilpainting
Have you ever wished you could look as cool as Tom? Buy any 5 heavy body @goldenpaints and we'll give you an apron so you can try!
When we said we make custom shaped hardboard's, we really meant it! This one for @art_by_miss_e ⠀ #artsupplies #melbourneartsupplies #hardboards #custommade #birchply #fitzroystretches #fitzroystretchesartsupplies ⠀
We love this shot of local artist and frequent FS visitor, @fredfowler in his studio! Maybe the pup can visit next time too! 🐶⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷 @ameliastanwix
Are you stocked up for the weekend? These beautiful neef hog hair brushes are waiting for someone to take them to the studio!
David Cole (maker of @langridge paints) has written a book about the history of colour and pigment. Chromotopia - An Illustrated History of Colour is available for pre-order now and is released this Wednesday!
Just some of our talented team and their creations. Artwork printed right here in our fine art printing department! . . . . . #fineartprinting #fitzroystretches
Keep your 👀 on @katie.eraser in the next few months, exciting things are in the works! 📷: @katie.eraser 'Say Slow' Acrylic and oil stick on canvas Oak frame 108cm x 108cm
Looking for casual work? Enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!
Oh to be in the cool blue ocean! 🐬🌊💙
If the smell of toxic paint mediums is effecting your style, we offer a range of odourless and low toxicity alternatives to your traditional old smelly stuff. In light of all the amazing work Gamblin and Langridge do to progress the science of mediums and varnishes, we'll be profiling some of their more user friendly products in the coming weeks. Watch this space! #midweekmediums #findingyourhappymediums⠀ •⠀ For a full list of products, search Gamblin and Langride in the Oil Paint Mediums and Varnishes section of our online store (link in bio).⠀ •⠀ Image: Geishas at a party in Tokyo showing their disdain for Winston Churchill. Source unknown. ⠀ •⠀ #midweekmediums #odourlesssolvent #lowtoxicity #paintmediums #gamblincolors @gamblincolors #langridgeartistcolours @langridgeartistcolours
🦖🌱🍃🍏🥑☘️🐍🏝💚🥝🥦🌵🌿🧟♀️🤢 .... Endless possibilities with a stack of green paint ... 🐸
#midweekmediums #findyourhappymediums ⠀ Solvent-Free Fluids and Gels are completely solvent-free painting mediums made from alkyd resin and safflower oil, selected for its lovely pale colour. Because they rely solely on oxidation to dry, they have a longer working time compared to Gamblin's other Gamsol-based mediums, with thin layers dry to the touch in approximately 36–48 hours. Solvent-free materials are best suited to common wet-on-wet ('alla prima') painting methods.⠀ •⠀ Solvent-Free Fluid is available to purchase in three sizes, in-store or through our website. ⠀ @gamblincolors #solventfreefluid #happymediums
Yesterday the wonderful @bunditpuangthong made us a beautiful Thai curry for lunch and we said goodbye to a few of our staff/ family members 😢. We wish @_gromm_ all the best on his move to Bali (we’re a little bit jealous) and to @gracequealy on her move up to Sydney. Exciting times ahead for you both, you will be greatly missed! The beautiful @abbra_czyk will now only be with us on Saturdays - lucky to still have her around! Please welcome Rachel, our new front desk superstar next time you’re in! ❤️ from the FS family!
It's February which means for a lot of you the holidays will be over. Steal the moment and change out some holiday yoga stretching for some new year canvas stretching! We all have all the components in-store including stretcher bars, braces, canvas, corner wedges, hanging wire and of course, stretching pliers! ⠀ •⠀ #returntowork #canvasstretching #moveyourbody #stretchingpliers ⠀
#midweekmediums #findyourhappymediums ⠀ Gamsol (Gamblin Solvent) can be relied upon as a non-toxic, multi-purpose solvent used for thinning oil colours and painting mediums and for general studio clean-up. Where aromatic solvents are the most harmful type of mineral spirit, Gamsol consists of around .005%, making it considerably less harmful than many other artist white spirits. In addition Gamsol has a slow evaporation rate, goes on like water, is odourless and does not absorb through healthy skin! Boom! ⠀ •⠀ @gamblincolors #gamsol #odourless #nontoxic #happymediums
Happy valentines day! We couldn't think of anything we love more than this Langridge Brilliant Magenta coming off straight off the mill. ⠀ ⠀ Image Credit @langridgeartistcolours ⠀ ⠀ #langridge #langridgeartistcolors #melbournepainters #painting #melbourneartist
Our expert team of stretchers have years of experience between them. If you need something stretched or if you're looking for your next blank canvas, look no further! #melbourneart #canvaspainting #canvas #blankcanvas #canvasstretching #artsupplies
#studiosundays⠀ Time for a bit of colour (and coffee) to celebrate what painting is all about. This image of the king—Jean Michel Basquiat—is dedicated to our very own @bunditpuangthong! Happy painting. ⠀ •⠀ #artistsstretching #customstretching #jeanmichelbasquiat
Are you based in Adelaide? Or visiting for the Adelaide Festival? Our very own @bunditpuangthong has a show opening tonight at BMG Gallery, 6:30 onwards!⠀ ⠀ Image: @bunditpuangthong ⠀ 'Take Away Dove 2016'⠀ Acrylic, soft pastel, oil pastel, spray paint on linen⠀ 168 x 170cms
"Art is a guarantee of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said." ⠀ ⠀ Louise Bourgeois in her studio in 1978. ⠀ ⠀ @studiosundays @louisebourgeois @artstudio @fitzroystretches
Have you tried Golden Acrylics? These guys know how to make acrylic paint. We stock a huge range, come in and have a look!⠀ ⠀ @goldenacrylics #goldenacrylics #acrylicpaint #artsupplies #brunswick #melbourneart
Oil sticks allow a high concentration of pigment to be applied to the canvas leaving behind vivid, bright colour! Our favourites are these made by Sennelier. ⠀ @fitzroystretches @sennelier1887 @oilstick @artsupplies @artstudio
Repost: @kateelseyart We bet your pristine white paint palette isn't so clean by now!
These original black+white magazines work a treat for flattening and de-gasing digital prints. After a few days of settling, these prints are all ready to be dry-mounted to DiBond and hung on the wall. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #black+white #photography #digitalprinting #drymounting #papermemory #doyouremember #strikeapose
Another Sunday stretch and paint ~⠀⠀ Pictured is Japanese abstract artist Kazuo Shiraga doing the things we love simultaneously!⠀⠀ Regram @abstract.mag ⠀ #studiosundays #artistsstretching #customstretching #kazuoshiraga
#sundaystretch ⠀ •⠀ Here is Keith Haring in his studio looking like he's somewhere between 'downward dog' and 'paint yourself into a corner'.⠀ •⠀ #studiosundays #artistsstretching #customstretching #keithharing
Here comes the hot weather again, which makes for beautiful summer afternoon light. This image by Will Ainger—printed on the Museo Portfolio Rag fine art paper—captures the kind of classic scene we often see from our Brunswick factory. ⠀ #fineartprinting #summershadows #museoportfoliorag
Hammering out the details 💥🔨
PSA from Fitzroy Stretches: GO TIGES! 🐯🏆
Fred Fowler's exhibition 'Oblique Landscape' is currently on at Fort Delta until 14th October. Aside from being a lovely guy and a great artist, Fred is a most loyal connoisseur of the Gamblin Fast Matte Titanium White paint. ⠀ •⠀ @fredfowler @fort_delta @gamblincolors
#sundaystretch #studiosundays ⠀ Here is artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, perhaps most known for his iconic Austrian apartment building 'Hundertwasserhaus', laid back in his studio in 1952. Chances are your studio is hot this time of year and this is probably a pretty familiar scenario. ⠀ •⠀ #artistsstretching #customstretching #friedensreichhundertwasser⠀
On Tuesdays, we wear pink. 🌸🌷💕 Light Magenta, Brilliant Magenta, Radiant Red, Ash Pink - a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet!
Our first #studiosundays for 2018 is in perfect spirit with the season. While spending time in the great outdoors this summer, why not engage a spot of plein air painting? Our premium birch ply plein air panels are made to traditional landscape proportions, as well as being lightweight and rigid. Available in a range of finishes and cottons/linens. Visit our online store or contact us for a custom quote. ⠀ •⠀ Image: Perle Fine plein air painting. ⠀ •⠀ #studiosundays #pleinairpainting #landscapepainting #perlefine ⠀
If you can't stand all the humidity and need some drying oils, this here is the product for you! Gamblin's linseed oil-based reduced Stand Oil is thicker than cold pressed or alkalai refined oils, with the advantage of minimal yellowing properties. It's perfect for glazing and eliminating brush marks.⠀ •⠀ Shop is open now until 4pm - 63 Weston Street, Brunswick or online 24/7. ⠀ • ⠀ #gamblincolors @gamblincolors #standoil #linseedoil #paintmediums #annpeebles #ican'tstandtherain⠀
Hi there! I’m Vic Ash, but my friends call me HD. I come from Victoria, I’m 32mm wide (maybe a bit wider post Xmas) and I’m very reliable (and strong). Come on down to Fitzroy Stretches to meet me! 🌱💪🏻 #callmehd #gotwood
The wonderful @susan.nethercote unwrapping her 2m x 2m canvas. So many possibilities! 👩🎨💫
Tonight we’ll be heading to the opening of FS friend and colleague Kim Vernon’s Exhibition ‘collection’ at @trocaderoartspace in Footscray. Featuring some of our custom shaped boards! @_kim_vernon #onenightinfootscray
Thinking of gifting a fine art reproduction of your artwork for a special someone? Please note that today is the last day to get your orders in to be turned around before the holidays.⠀ •⠀ Orders can be placed by email [email@example.com] or through our website [www.fitzroystretches.com > 'Printing Service'] where you can find prices, upload your file(s) and place your order.⠀ •⠀ Image: Natalie Ryan, 'Eucalyptus Forestiana', gouache on paper [@meander_natalie_ryan]
#stretchedatfs ⠀ Australian born Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Noonan (formerly of DAMP collective) is exhibiting a new series of paintings in 'Being Built' at Sutton Gallery until 16th December. You can read a review of the exhibition over at @random_re_view.⠀ •⠀ •⠀ @daniel___noonan @suttongallerymelbourne #contemporaryart #painting #abstractart #historypainting
#studiosundays⠀ •⠀ The ever elegant Georgia O'Keefe in her studio, Abiquiú, New Mexico.
Catch of the day: Montana Gold Spray Cans are 40% off to reduce to clear! Shop in-store. Link in bio. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #montanagoldspraypaint #artsupplies #sale #raisedinbrunswick #taggedinbrunswick #spraythesillyseason
YES YES YES TO LOVE! 🌈💓🇦🇺🎉
Welcome to the Artist Candy Shop! Our Art Supplies store is open 9am - 5pm M - F and 10am - 4pm SAT. Come and choose from artist quality paints, palette knives, canvases, hardboards, brushes, notepads, mediums, inks, markers, canvas...the list goes on! #brunswick #melbourneartists #artsupplies
The Holidays are the perfect time to hang out in the studio (AKA hiding away from the crazy festive crowds) #studiosundays⠀ •⠀ •⠀ Found photograph - East 23rd Street, NY studio. 1908.⠀
Ex FS framer and star painter Shannon Smiley has an exhibition of new works at the Gallery at Bayside Arts and cultural centre, Brighton. On now until 17th December. Do yourself a favour and go have a gander.⠀ •⠀ @shannon.smiley.artist @baysidecentre #landscapepainting #oilpainting
<< L A S T D R I N K S >>⠀ We're gearing up to close on Friday 22nd December for the summer break, and thought we'd give you all a little heads up with our dates for last orders:⠀ • Picture Frames + Tray Frames - orders accepted by Monday 4/12⠀ • Fine Art Printing - orders accepted by 8/12⠀ • Custom Canvases, Stretcher Bars + Hardboards - orders accepted by 13/12⠀ NOTE: You can still place orders after those dates, but goods won't be made until mid-January 2018. ⠀ •⠀ • Image: Billie Justice Thomson, 'Gin Pink Grapefruit', acrylic on glass panel @billiejusticethomson
How big is the canvas Bundit?? Finishing off a big Monday with a mighty big canvas! 💪 #mondaydone
Hometime! Come say hello tomorrow from 9am. We also have a lovely art supplies shop filled with Oil and Acrylic paints, paintbrushes and more! #artsupplies
The first coats of paint on our old Fitzroy warehouse. We’ve come a long way since then, but Michael hasn’t aged a day! ✨ Born in Fitzroy, Raised in Brunswick ✨
H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S from all of us at Fitzroy Stretches ~ ⠀⠀ Please note we will be closed from 1pm this Friday 22nd and will reopen at 9am on Monday 8th January, 2018. ⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ In that time you can still place order with us, either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our online store at www.fitzroystretches.com. We'll get on to your orders as soon as we return in the new year! ⠀⠀
If you've set aside time to paint over the holidays and need some last minute supports, this Wednesday 13th is the last day to get your orders in before the holidays. ⠀ •⠀ Orders can be placed by phone or email [email@example.com] or through our website [www.fitzroystretches.com > 'Shop'] where you can find prices and place your orders (mostly).⠀ •⠀ Image: Natalie Ryan, gouache on paper [@meander_natalie_ryan]
Instagram Competition! Want a free linen canvas stretched over our cedar frame? Know a friend who would also love a free canvas? ⠀ ⠀ Tag your mate below and make sure you’re both following us! Easy as that!⠀ ⠀ Winner revealed Dec 1st! ⠀ ⠀ #instagramcomp #free #canvas #artistsupplies #brunswick #melbourneartist
Today is the last day to place orders for our custom hard boards, to be made in time for the holidays. This includes our custom made DiLite aluminium hardboards, available in all sizes up to 1200mm x 2400mm in the 32mm and 22mm deep profiles. This 3mm high density rubber core and coated aluminium exterior offers an incredibly rigid and smooth painting surface, making it an increasingly popular support for oil painters.⠀ •⠀ Contact us for a quote today:firstname.lastname@example.org ⠀ •⠀ #hardboards #dibond #paintingsupports #smoothas #rigidas ⠀
Happy Holidays from the FS team! (Missing a few of the crew) We wish everyone a fun, safe and restful break and we will be back framing, stretching, cutting, printing and supplying the artsy goods on Jan 8th! 🤙✌️
Congratulations to @amosduggan and @silv.a.sell who have been picked as the winners of the free canvas competition! You will both receive a premium Western Red Cedar stretcher finished in 100% primed linen. Please contact us in-store to claim your prize!⠀ •⠀ #customcanvas #freecanvas #cedarstretchers #youbewty ⠀
Another one of our very talented and lovely customers, Ann Debono, opens her exhibition 'Awled' at Sutton Project Space tonight from 6-8pm. Frankly, we're in awl of this one...⠀ •⠀ •⠀ @ann_debono @suttongallerymelbourne #awled #contemporaryart #painting
It's the last weekend to see the inimitable Shaun Tan's suite of lovely new paintings for 'Radius' at Tinning Street Presents. Open today and tomorrow 11am-5pm. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #shauntan @tinningstreet #contemporaryart #painting
Frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames on frames (feat. The @_gromm_ slightly woozy after all that spraying) 😷🖤◼️
New gift table for the festive season! ✨💥💃 Gift ideas for under $50 - perfect for that friend or family member looking to get into art or that creative person in your life! #shopsmall 🎅🏻🎨 #festiveseason #shoplocal #melbournegifts
New Year, New Door! We are back in business baby! ⚡️#2018
What’s in the shop? Here’s our selection of beautiful oil paints! Sennelier is still 40% off! We have a large selection of beautiful paints (acrylic and oil), mediums, brushes, stretched canvases, inks, paper and plenty, plenty more!
These guys are walking out the door! 40% off in-store on Montana spray cans! #friyay
Have a look at this (rather large) beauty! A Western Red Cedar V-Nail frame that is about to be covered in MDF! 🙌🙇♂️👩🏼🎨#beautifultimber
Shapes of FS! Paint splattered, hand crafted and waiting to be turned into art. ✨🎨