"What we make with our hands ultimately ends up in an artwork at the hands of another artist. It's this connection from our studio to yours that astonishes and fulfills me." - Trupti Karjinni
BLUE PINE ARTS is a small-batch art materials company founded by artist Trupti Karjinni in 2017.
Being an accomplished watercolorist herself, Trupti wanted to offer a line of watercolors and sketchbooks that met her own expectations and needs of high-quality, artist-grade supplies.
We have since grown to provide artists around the word with artisanal paints, sketchbooks, ceramic palettes, brushes and brush rolls.
Why Handcrafted Paints?
Paints were hand-mulled by the Egyptians, during Renaissance, by the Old Masters, during Impressionism, to even this day where Rajasthani miniature painters grind and mull their own paints. This is an art ritual that ties thousands of years of art history.
At Blue Pine Arts, we get to be the torch bearers of this miellenia-old tradition and what an honor that is!
Our paints, made in small batches, contain just two things - pigment and binder. That's it. No fillers, no additives, nothing to lessen the beauty of pure pigments. When we make the paint, we lovingly mull the pigments by hand on stone slabs, combining it with the binder made from high-quality gum arabic (sap from Acacia tree) and ethically-sourced organic honey from the Eastern Ghats of India. This binder is then infused with whole cloves and a dash of Rosemary oil, which act as natural preservatives.
Our paint pans are hand-poured in multiple layers to pack as much pigment in them as possible, making the paint last that much longer. Our paints re-wet easily, giving you a luxurious load of pigment in a single brush stroke.
It is natural for some paints to have cracked surfaces by the nature of their pigments. However, you have our assurance that the cracks don't affect the performance of the paints.
Blue Pine Arts is a song and story of pigments, papers, natural fabrics…
where you are the hero and we get to be your colormakers, paperbinders and purveyors of exotic fabrics in your grand adventure of making art.
Well, we actually like to call ourselves a family. The six of us are a sunny, happy bunch and we find it extremely fulfilling to make beautiful art materials for you.
On any given day, there's music, laughter and love in our studio. It all finds its way back to you when you place an order with us. :)
That makes YOU a part of our family too!
Perpetually smiling, she manages all the operations at Blue Pine Arts. If we need anything, she's the one who gets it done. She's our rock!
Our chief problem-solver and in-house ceramicist, he makes our ceramic palettes and handles accounts & finances. Always the funniest guy around!
Our in-house seamstress, she's the one who makes your gorgeous brush rolls and mulls our mixed-pigment paints.
She is the latest addition to our team. She handles our social accounts and plays the best tunes in our studio.
She mulls our paints and handles shipping. She is the youngest in the team and our Post Office's favorite!