Recent Lightfast Testing of Heavy Body Fluorescent Colors

When the opportunity presents itself, we always try to share results from testing being done at GOLDEN, especially when we think it would be of interest and benefit to artists. We know artists love Fluorescent colors and having recently revisited lightfast testing of our Heavy Body Fluorescents, we thought this

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New Pigment Supplier for QoR Quinacridone Red

We found a version of QoR Quinacridone Red’s PV19 pigment that creates a watercolor with a stronger tint strength and will begin using it in place of the older option.  QoR Quinacridone Red remains Lightfast I, transparent, non-granulating, and staining.  The two paints handle and behave well. Both versions of

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Mediums Vs. Additives

The world of products that can be added to acrylics to modify them for many different purposes can be a strange and confusing place. We understand that they essentially look like white products in white jars with white labels and it can be hard to understand why we have so

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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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