Rely on Us for Your Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics, and Poster Paints

If you’re an artist, painting may be your way of life, your core means of expressing your creativity or point of view, and also how you make a living. Painting is also an enjoyable way for amateur or casual painters to spend time and have fun, to use their imagination, and create unique art pieces.

Whatever your skill level or purpose, there are many types of paint to choose from, including oils, watercolours, acrylics and poster paints, depending on your skill level and desired effect. That’s why, at Picasso Art and Crafts, we stock a wide range of paint types, related materials and accessories to meet your needs.


Which of Our Painting Mediums is Right for You?

If you’re a seasoned artist or painter, you’ll already know all about the different types of paint. But if you’re just starting out or trying out a new paint medium, you may want to know more about each type’s characteristics, benefits and drawbacks:

  • Oil: This classic medium provides texture and depth. It’s also versatile, letting you layer paint to create a dense, glossy impasto effect or apply a luminous glaze. The cons are that oil paints need extra products, such as a solvent for diluting and cleaning your brushes and take longer to dry. On the plus side, having more time allows you the opportunity to revisit and revise your work. You can also mix oils with other mediums to create various effects.
  • Watercolour: This light, nearly transparent medium offers pure colours and a delicate matte finish. The medium is suitable for small works, landscapes, portraits, still lifes and mixed media pieces. Watercolours are simple to apply, and brushes and tools are easier to clean. On the downside, results are less predictable, and mistakes are harder to correct.
  • Gouache: Also, water-based, gouache paints offer an opaquer effect, providing all the advantages and appealing characteristics of watercolour but with the ability to tweak your work or conceal errors.
  • Acrylic: These fast-drying paints offer long-lasting colours and a soft and shiny appearance on all sorts of surfaces. Once dry, acrylics are permanent and water-resistant, making them perfect for crafts. You can also mix and dilute acrylics with other mediums to create different results or for mixed media work.
  • Poster: These paints are much like acrylics but more appropriate for crafting and less expensive. A wide range of vibrant colours is available in bottle, pot and marker form, and the paint dries very quickly while remaining water-soluble. This convenience makes them perfect for lettering on signs, posters, and banners.

You can also express and entertain yourself through delightful fabric paints and fun face paints. No matter which medium you choose, you’ll need the right colours, materials, and tools to help you follow your creative dream.


Discover Our Oil, Acrylic and Water-Based-Paints

Our range is comprehensive, including:

  • Oil paint: The Australian-owned Art Spectrum® collection boasts over 90 exquisite hues made from quality, lightfast pigments, pure linseed oil using traditional triple-milled methods. Our over 30 Mont Marte rich oil colour choices offer high-quality pigments, a good lightfast rating, clean colour mixing, and exceptional tinting strength and coverage.
  • Watercolour paint: Our brands include kids, starter, and artist sets from Mont Marte and Porta Craft, bringing you brilliant brights, gorgeous pastels, and metallics. These premium water-based paints offer rich yet transparent hues and high tinting strength. We stock six-piece kids’ sets, six-piece broad-top paint pens, and 12- to 40-piece cake sets. Beginner options come complete with in-set mixing wells and accessories to get you started.
  • Gouache: We stock Mont Marte 12-, 18- and 24-piece sets offering a selection of striking colours. The high coverage, consistency, smooth, silky finish and reworkable characteristics make our gouache paints suitable for everyone.
  • Acrylics: Our range offers a vast selection of colours from trusted brands– Atelier Interactive, Chromacryl, Matisse Structure, and Mont Marte Dimension, Satin and Signature acrylics. These premium products provide fast-drying coverage with a creamy, semi-matte finish. You can use acrylic paints on almost any surface, including wood, leather, and certain plastics.
  • Poster paint: Our rainbow range of colours include silver and gold, brights, neons, and metallics in easy-squeeze 500ml bottles with handy flip-top lids. We also stock convenient poster paint and fun finger paint sets. These fast-drying paints are easy to blend, apply, and simple to clean with warm, soapy water.
  • Fabric paint: We stock multiple Mont Marte fabric paint sets, including dual-tip markers, offering an array of beautiful, mixable colours that can be applied with a brush or sponge, machine-washable once set. Sizes range from six to 36-piece sets.
  • Face paint: You’ll love our fabulous face paint collection of white, glitter and split cake products, bright, neon, pearl and metallic paint pens, crayons and sets, and fun fake blood from Face n Body and Mont Marte.

We also stock ceramic paints, high and low-temperature fabric dye, and dye-based alcohol ink for your enjoyment. Of course, you’ll find your painting mediums, brushes, art pads and other painting materials too.


The Picasso Art and Craft Quality

We are family-owned and art-mad. Our store offers you all the art and craft products you need to express yourself and create your masterpieces, no matter your skill level. Our products are high quality yet affordable, and our customer service is impressive.

Whether you’re a crafter, looking for classroom supplies, a creative hobbyist painter or a serious artist, we can help keep you stocked up with whatever you need. So, place your order today, visit us at one of our three physical stores in Perth, or contact us with any questions. We are always happy to offer you our support and advice.