Friday, July 31, 2009
We have a number of dealers already promoting the paint so the cool thing is it will be easy to order more colors if you like what you try. Just type in RICHESON OILS under the search box. Up will pop some great places to order the paint. Plus, if the dealer you normally shop is not stocking the paint...ask them to special order for you! They will be thrilled to handle the order.
With that, it is Friday evening and I am off to mow my lawn! Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Did you know we are one of the few companies today who still allow our oils to "rest" after milling for 60 or more days to allow for maximium oil absorbtion? Once the oil has "rested" we test to determine if there is a need for additional milling.
If you are interested in testing these oils, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supply of free samples are limited!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
For those of you who have never had a chance to visit us in beautiful Kimberly, WI., I thought you might enjoy seeing our building! When I moved from California to Wisconsin in 1992 our bulding was a modest 40,000 square feet. It housed a small office area, warehouse storage and a small area to manufacture plastic palettes as well as a small wood working area to manufacture loom kits for the schools.
Since 1992 we have added 3 additions and major renovations to our building. We now have over 120,000 square feet. We manufacture some of the Finest Professional Artist Oil Paint (Richeson Oils - Shiva Series) available, Casein, Plastic palettes, manufacture the finest Oak Easels by Best available anywhere in the world as well as are an importer of our brand of Richeson Brushes, Quiller Watercolors, Unison Pastels and Richeson Lyptus Easels. We are the U.S. distributor for Tri-Art Acrylics - an amazing range of professional to educational acrylics. Plus we import a complete range of "sundries" for the artist market...everything for pottery supplies to well...you name it...we have it!
All this started in an old 3 story Victorian House on State St. in Appleton WI.! More about that tomorrow!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Just when things can't get any better, we have Maggie Price starting a workshop this next week in Pastel! What a great way to launch the new Exhibition. Maggie for those of you who don't know is President of IAPS....International Assoociation of Pastel Societies. If you are not familiar with this great organization, take a moment and click on the link to the right. Guaranteed to take you into a bright colorful and exciting world!
For those of you interested in taking a class....we are pleased to announce reduced class fees. We hope this will make top quality classes more affordable to everyone interested. Click on the link below to see a list of future workshops.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
- If you are interested in testing these great new oils.....e-mail me at email@example.com The first 50 people who e-mail will be sent a sample tube of this amazing oil. Once you try it, see the value, we are confident you will never want for anything else!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
For those of you who have never met my dad Jack...he is an amazing and brilliant man. We could not manage without him. May he outlive us all!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I am just learning how much fun Blogging can be! Yesterday a dear friend -Willa Mc Neil found our new Blog by accident when she was on line. Willa Mc Neil was the friend and business partner of world renowned Watercolor Painter Zoltan Szabo. I was blessed to spend wonderful time with both Willa and Zoltan at Richeson Sponsored overseas Scotland Painting Workshops, as well as a number of Dealer sponsored consumer shows over the years.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
This weekend is no different. We are going in a hundred directions! My brothers Mike and Darren left our factory at 5:00am yesterday morning with a van loaded with supplies. Our company is a vendor at the Art & Learning Show this weekend in Lisle ILL. Should be an exciting time working with Artist Instructors as well as talking with Artists about their work and our products. We are especially excited about our new Semi Hard Square Sticks of Pastels. If all goes well, they will get back to their families around midnight Sunday night and be back at their desks by 7am Monday!
In our Art School today(Click link for upcoming classes) we are in day three of our Luana Luconi Winner Workshop. Luana is such an inspiring instructor. It is a real joy to have her at our facility. I love slipping down to the school and observing her teach. What an inspiration! This evening after class, the group will be heading to Jack & Linda's home for dinner and night of fun. Should be a crazy night. Click on Luana's website to see her work.
The highlight of my weekend...when work is finally done...I get to have three of my grandkids spend the night with us! Family...that's what it all comes down to at the end...Yours, mine...that's why we all do what we do!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Ours includes my 76 yearold father Jack(who has been in our industry 60 years!) CEO, my Step Mother Linda (my mom Ruth passed away in 2000 but started the business with my dad and a brother), Brother Darren who is President, Brother Shawn Exec VP of Manufacturing & Warehousing, Sister Kelly VP of Finance, Brother Mike VP/National Accounts and I am VP of Sales and Marketing. Imagine working with 3 of your brothers, your sister, AND your dad!!!!! I'll talk about the other important familiy members in future blogs!!!
This is all about why it works (most of the time!!!), the joys, the challenges and the craziness! More soon!