Just Six Paints: the (almost) double primary approach to a QoR color wheel

Color Wheel

The March 2016 article “Painting on Location with QoR Modern Watercolors” included a suggested palette of six QoR paints selected for their own attributes and for their ability to create a spectrum of beautiful saturated colors. This article will first discuss the selection process, and then demonstrate the paints’ mixing potential when organized around an … Read more

Chromatic Neutrals with QoR Watercolor

Neutral colors are those with little or no color saturation. Although often overlooked, neutrals play a vital role in the success of a composition. A neutral color is one without a strong chromatic hue. White, gray and black occupy the core neutral zone, and watercolor paints of these colors can be purchased. However, if we … Read more

SoFlat Retail Product

SoFlat matte paint application

To brush out smooth, saturated color that dries to an even, glare-free surface, you need a paint that is more than just matte. It should have better coverage and more leveling properties. That combination of qualities makes SoFlat unique. •  Distinct palette of 40 colors, available in 2, 4 and 16 oz. jars •  Two … Read more

Learn About Scott Fischer, Artist and Materials & Application Specialist at GOLDEN

Mark Golden: I’m here with Scott Fischer, one of our Material and Application Specialists on staff, to discuss his career as an artist and his journey in the visual arts. What began your passion with art? Scott Fischer: Growing up my focus was on sports. I was a swimmer. I had an injury in high school, which … Read more

Williamsburg Chromatic Darks

  When oil painters visit our factory, we always show them these colors. The response is unanimously positive, especially from those who use darker tones or blacks in their work. Williamsburg has six chromatic darks that we want to feature in this article. These colors are all blends, containing a natural iron oxide or Ivory … Read more

Using QoR Watercolor Medium, Synthetic Ox Gall, and Lift Aid

Introduction When QoR Modern Watercolor was introduced to the painting world in 2014, we were so delighted with the color intensity and workability that we overlooked introducing the mediums and additives that were an integral part of the introduction of the line. So although six years later, we hope to make up for that neglect … Read more

Hand-Painting 3D Prints with Acrylics

Overview of tested paints, mediums, primers and varnishes for 3D prints.

3D prints have become a much more frequently used and a more readily available medium for artists and sculptors. Desktop 3D printers are now affordable and online 3D printing services are available in abundance. Some filaments allow for full color prints, but particularly in smaller prints, the quality of these prints can lack detail and … Read more

Mirjam Hintz: Up Close

Golden Artist Colors’ new Materials & Applications Specialist is working from her studio in Frankfurt, Germany and gives us our first Materials Support staff in Europe. She has the ability to serve customers in both English and German, strengthening our commitment to artists by answering their questions and assisting with product and application challenges. Mark … Read more

Ann Walsh : COLORS

Ann Walsh: COLORS

The exhibition, Ann Walsh: Colors at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery through March 15, 2019 comprises twenty-four works made from 1986 through 2018. A dynamic language, enabled by color, is the thread that winds through the show. Ann Walsh’s color is amplified, saturated, buoyant, made inescapable. Color selection and color relationships are pre-eminent. Nine … Read more