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|T UK20.Aug.11||250 ml Pencil Blend. I love this stuff! Thank you very much, Jacqui|
| JH UK |
|It works great. (Pencil Blend) Many thanks for speedy and easy purchase. I received the "Zest it" safely today and it works a treat! Super service. Thank you very much, Jacqui|
| Marc France |
|I am interested in your products and I would like to know if they can be found in France and, in that case, where. Thank you for your help. Please visit this Stockist page for the EU, Jacqui|
|Beverley UK 19.Oct.09||I've been using zest it to substitute odourless thinners with my genesis heat set paints and they have worked just as well with the added bonus of actually smelling nice too. Thank you very much Beverley, Jacqui|
| AD UK |
|250 ml Pencil Blend. I received my Zest-It order this morning and I would just like to thank you for the prompt and efficient service you have provided. Thank you very much, Jacqui|
| Judith UK
| Hello Jacqui. This is to
say a big thank-you! I just discovered that you are the founder of
wonderful Zest-it! I became a convert several years ago, being an avid
parchment-crafter, it was like a godsend, I really hated using white
spirit. I always recommend Zest-it when I run courses so thanks again
Thank you Judith, see my email to you, link on Stockist page, Jacqui
| Carola Denmark |
|Very professional. Excellent product. (Brush Cleaner and Clear Painting Medium) Well packaged. Fast delivery to Denmark. Highly recommended thank you. Thank you very much Carola, Jacqui|
| Sharon UK
Hi! Just to let you know that I used your product in my oil painting class today
and it is brilliant! Smells lovely and no headache! I am very pleased! Once
again - thank you! You have a great product! Sharon
Thank you very much Sharon, Jacqui
| Hi, I just needed to
write and say how very impressed I am with your speedy service. From
order to delivery just two days. Wonderful, thank you. I will of course
be telling everyone I know in the Parchment craft world. Usually we use
something called Dorso oil but I bought some of your Zest-it a year or
so ago and much preferred the smell so used it sparingly not realising I
could just find you online. Can you tell I am pleased by any chance?
Thank you again, Regards, Aileen Childs
Thank you for letting us know, much appreciated, Jacqui
|I knew almost nothing about
LeFranc oils. Decided to try them. Very Nice paint. Very nice web site. |
Thank you, Jacqui
| Jenny Almaguer
|Beautiful and useful web site
for beginners, thank you Zest-it for all the important information. |
Thank you, Jacqui (see my email to you)
|You have a wonderful website! It's very informative and you have a lot of great information for beginners and novices. Thank you. Jacqui|
|I highly recommend Zest-it to all
oil painters who dislike the smell of turps. Eric Wilson. UK
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| Richard Young
|My complements on a truly
excellent, informative and easy to navigate website.
Thank you Richard, Jacqui
| Jan Philpott
Firstly I would like to complement you on your wonderful website.
Yours sincerely, Jan Philpott
See my e-mail to you, Jacqui
|Hi, thanks for a wonderful website!
Having no knowledge of painting at all, I decided to join a night class,
which is very good but no one's explained any of the basics i.e. what you
actually DO with the paints. This page has told me everything I wanted to
know - right down to washing the brushes! Brilliant - thanks a lot!|
Thank you Jayne, it's good to know, Jacqui
|Hi, I'm just learning to paint
with oils, and just wanted to say that I have found your web site very
useful!! its so nice to come across a web site that actually has some
useful information! I wanted to do some research on oil paints before I
actually started and have been doing a lot of searching trying to find
some information, once again, thanks! I hope to start painting soon!
Thank you Jen for your comments, much appreciated, Jacqui
|Love you're website! Very
informative. Thanks, Jo
Thank you Jo, Jacqui
|Beautiful flowers. Great site.
Thank you Georgia, Jacqui
|I have used Zest-it thinners for
the first time, it is a huge relief not to suffer any of the unpleasant
reactions that I associate with turps. I mixed it into oil-paint without
linseed oil and I really appreciate its properties - notably more even
glazing, improved handling, clarity drying time.
Once dry, the colours are a very matte. This has removed a long standing problem of reflections when subsequently photographing reproducing. Another plus. I have then oiled out to give a finish to the painting and shall varnish in 6 months time. Many thanks for your help and for your product.
Thank you Alex and there will be no problems, as in my e-mail to you, Jacqui
|Thanks for a great site -
informative, clear, helpful and enjoyable. |
Thank you Margaret, Jacqui
|Excellent Web-site! Brilliantly organised, planned and layed out. The advice given is written in such an easy to understand, user friendly manner. Well done :) Any chance of a section on Pastels (my favourite medium)? Thank you very much Bhavini, Pastels may be added in the near future, Jacqui|
|I enjoyed your information on oil painting. Your methods and ideas are very educational and enlightening. Have a great day Steve B Thanks Steve, Jacqui. Some of the views are outstanding!|
|Hi Jacqui from Ireland, I have just had a look at your Web site and I must say it is excellent, wishing you all the best. David Willis. Many thanks David, Jacqui|
|Great site. Thank you for
the insight and easy explanations in colour and oil painting.
Thank you, Jacqui
| Murty A
|Praise on Tuition. I appreciate very much for the manner you tutored the subject to the reader. Best Wishes, Murty. Thank you very much, Jacqui|
|Thank you very much for this
great web site. I am currently taking GCSE art and wanted to try using
oil paints as they have always interested me. Thanks to this site i now
have some understanding of basic techniques and loads of ideas for
experimentation. Thanks for giving me a starting point.
Thank you Harrison- I wish you well with your painting, Jacqui
Richard W. Ross
|Thanks, I enjoyed your web site very much. It explains some of the basics well enough for a beginner like me to understand. That's good to know, thank you, Jacqui|
|Congratulations on a great,
interesting web site.
Thank you, Jacqui
|it think the web site is a very
good web site |
Thank you Jessica, Jacqui
|Omar V. Emmons
|Just found your web site.
Enjoyed reading all of the helpful tips and suggestions. I am an
amateur, but I enjoy making a mess. I love all types of media, but I
prefer oil, pen and ink, and pencil drawings. Water-colour is great when
some one else does it. Thanks for letting me look. Omar|
Thank you Omar, glad you enjoyed the site, Jacqui
|Well, every time I drop in to have a peep at the website it has grown and grown! What an interesting site this is, so informative, educational, well thought out, A lot of work is put into this, congratulations and good luck, keep on 'growing '. Thank you Maureen , 'a little encouragement goes a long way', Jacqui|
|Wow, What can I say ! Well done
you all involved in compiling your web page. I have just started to
learn Folk Art Painting and have been totally frustrated with how to mix
colours, what brushes to use when, and in general learning technique in
brush stroking. Admittedly I use acrylic paints (Jo Sonja) but their web
site is absolutely useless to learn what I have from yours. I am
searching for a basic colour chart at present to learn how to mix
colours eg: vibrant purple or a warm pink. Your web site has given me
the knowledge to now look at the paints I have already brought and find
out exactly what colours I have brought (warm or cool or tones etc) and
my be I shall have to start making my own colour chart to learn more
about mixing colours. The books I have been collecting from a News
agency lately have beautiful pic, but when you get to the bottom of each
article, they don't tell you really how to paint the flower ie: how to
brush stroke the leaves using what brush etc.any how I will keep on
searching the web and find my answers eventually. Thank you once again.
Kindest regards Lisa Greer
Thank you Lisa see my separate e-mail to you..
|Finally, a terrific site with
"wonderful" information. Your artwork is lovely. Thanks.
Thank you very much, your comments are appreciated, Jacqui.
|Hello ! Very nice and interesting
Site ! :-)
Thank you for your comments, Jacqui
|I needed information for some
course work and i found your site very useful. The layout is clear and
the language used it very understandable. Thank you for you help.
Thank you very much, your comments are appreciated, Jacqui
|I just love your art work I wish
i was as good as you many thanx Lisa
Thank you very much for your comments, Jacqui
|thanks, this site helped loads
with my GCSE textiles. i needed info on colour and you came to my
Glad to know you found the site informative, Jacqui.
|Hiya I'm doing me higher national
in art and design at the moment, we have just started a term on
colour...I found your web page very helpful ...all very helpful ... easy
to read ... helped me loads thank you :0)
Thank you Sarah, and for taking the time to let me know, Jacqui
|Well done web site, easy to work. Do you have a supplier in Australia for your product? I teach easy techniques in Acrylic and Oil and would like to try out your products. I have added your site for my students to visit as it is excellent for all levels from beginners to advanced. Well done Thank you very much Rose, it's so good when people give you feedback and encouragement, much appreciated, Jacqui|
|I am a collage art student and
have found the site of great use. Thank you.
Thank you Mark, it's good to know. Jacqui
|After searching the web for some
environment and user friendly paints and solvents etc., with not much
success, I came over to your site, for which I am very glad and
reliefed. I'm a very beginner/amateur with art/painting, and I almost
left the hobby because of the toxious elements & substances which are so
widely utilized when, for example, painting in oils is concerned. I
thank you very much for presenting this kind of safe alternative. I feel
that many artists are stuck with their conservative bias and prejudices,
so they don't like to accept, or that they feel it very hard to put up
with this kind of new and progressive development, which may deviate
quite much (or so they might think) from their old and routine-like,
moth-eaten and destructive habits - which have often no real basis
whatsoever. I'd really like to see Zest-it here in Finnish stores, too.
Thank you again - you are doing a great service for us all, and the nature, by offering more safer alternative.
Thank you Jani and please see my e-mail to you Jacqui
|What would people like me do,
without people like you. Many thanks, Angie.
Thanks Angie and you're welcome, Jacqui
|I know you're an excellent
teacher and oil painter, but your also an excellent web site designer.
Thank you, John. P.S. How about a Pastel section?
Thank you very much John and I'll see what I can do, Jacqui
|I like your site very much and
thanks for the idea about the catalogue, Colin
Thank you and I hope it works, Jacqui
|I think your web site is great,
many thanks, Megan.
Thank you Megan, Jacqui
|Your site is fantastic. A real
help to my students, many thanks, Jackie.
Thank you Jackie and I'm glad to hear it, Jacqui.
|Impressive web site.
Many thanks Phil, Jacqui
|Christine Belanger 26.Apr.01||Love the warmth in your art
work. Beautiful work! All the Best, Christine.
Thank you very much, Jacqui
|Thank you for such an inspiring
and educational site, but thank you most of all for introducing me to
Zest-It: This has proved the solution to all my problems with oil
painting, it is BRILLIANT! No more strong [painful] odours! I now
recommend it to everyone who paints with oils. I am a much happier
I'm so pleased for you Maureen, and thank you. Jacqui
|I have to say I am impressed by
the web site.
Many thanks Malc, Jacqui
|Thank you for providing such a valuable and pleasant site. As a new starter painting flowers I have gained a lot. I know it must take a great deal of time to produce a tutorial such as the amaryllis. But more of this type would be great. Thank you Ken and I'll see what I can do about another flower, Jacqui|
You are welcome, Jacqui
|Jacqui, I just love the cottage,
Thanks John and I think your new site will be good for everyone, Jacqui
|I am very interested and
impressed by your web site.
Thank you Lyndelle, Jacqui
|I like your web site; it
answered many questions for me.
It's good to know, thank you Marcus . Jacqui.
|I have just been looking at you
lovely website....any suggestions for starting in oils please.
See my e-mail and thank you Diane. Jacqui
|I just love your site, it has
helped me so much, many thanks.
That was part of the intention, thank you Mary for letting me know. Jacqui
|Mrs. S.R. Sutton
|Your web site is brilliant. It is
very informative and extremely attractive. Congratulations.
Thank you Mrs. Sutton. Jacqui
|I find your site a real help to
beginners like me and thank you for taking the time to answer my
Glad to help John. Jacqui.
|A great site, I was convinced it
had been done professionally.
Complement indeed Graeme, thank you, Jacqui.
|I'm Impressed. Refreshing change
from the normal 'run of the mill' web sites.
|Think the site is brilliant!
Thanks to Your help.
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