Plein-Air Painting with OPEN Acrylics

Introduction Typical regular drying waterborne acrylic paints tend to dry quickly and when painting outdoors with wind, sun and warm temperatures they will dry even faster. This can make painting outdoors much more challenging with acrylics unless you are working very fast with “one shot” paintings. Our OPEN Acrylics can

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Balancing Acrylic Paints for Marbling

Michael Townsend What is Marbling? “Marbling” is the time-honored artist technique where thinned paints are placed onto a thickened “bath” usually made from carrageenan or methylcellulose. The paints float on the surface of the bath and can be manipulated into beautiful and intricate designs, then printed onto paper, fabric, or

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Label Changes to GOLDEN Acrylic Color Lines

Starting in January 2021, We are making a few changes to the labels on all of our acrylic color lines (Heavy Body, Fluid, High Flow and OPEN) to quickly and clearly provide the information that is most important to artists and to comply with a changing regulatory landscape. A survey

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SoFlat Matte Acrylics – Why it Matters

Over the years we have seen increasing interest in matte paints, especially those thin enough to create a smooth, brushstroke-free finish. While we have had a few matte paint lines in the past, none of these truly matched the performance properties that were desired by artists. Thus we set out

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SoFlat is So Flat!

Introducing SoFlat Acrylic Colors SoFlat is our newest product line created in direct response to the artists we speak with every day to fulfill the desire for a matte, leveling and opaque paint. Flat in sheen and flat in application, these acrylics are bold, intense, luxurious, velvety and a joy

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Painting in the Cold

In winter time we might find ourselves in situations where our studios have no heating, we want to finish a mural, spray varnish outdoors or actually paint en plein air. But when is it too cold to paint? The short answer first… The answer depends largely on the painting medium.

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Thank You to You, Our Customers

Let us first say, we hope that you, your families and your communities are staying healthy and safe. Like all of you, we have had to maneuver around the impacts of this pandemic and the unprecedented resulting effects over the last several months. We truly appreciate your continued support during

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Acrylics on Non-Porous Substrates

With the advent of new composite materials, artists today are able to take advantage of lightweight, dimensionally stable supports that offer a smoothness unattainable through traditional surface preparation. These “modern” substrates require little to no preparation, come in a variety of thicknesses and can range from transparent and glossy to matte

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Painting on Ceramics with Acrylics

  We often get asked “What is the best way to paint on ceramics with acrylic paint?”. The question is usually geared toward painting unglazed pottery, but also sometimes glazed ceramics. We do not recommend our products be used on anything that will touch food, hold liquid or go into

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