Learn the keys of how adding Retarder into Acrylic Paint increases the amount of painting time, improving blending , shading, and paint applications.
Archive | Acrylics
Glare and reflections are the typical challenge when photographing paintings with a glossy finish. We can do our best by photographing in indirect sunlight, which provides the best lighting, and eliminate shadows and “hot spots” as best we can, and still find that the light distorted the representation of our original artwork. Getting reliable and … Read more
Imagine if you will, the scene: the artist in their studio, clothing covered in paint, standing above, next to or on top of canvas laid upon the floor, fully animated and wild broad gestures halted by short deliberate movements; using their whole body to fill the enormity of the painting surface and capturing the physical … Read more
If you’ve ever wondered where it makes sense and is safe to cut corners on art supplies, while maintaining a high standard and ensuring longevity of your artwork, this article is for you. We’ll share a few simple tips on how you can make the most of your art supply budget while using professional artist … Read more
many artists lack a dedicated interior location for spraying products, much less using solvents. The logical choice is to move the operation outside. However, spraying out in the open creates new challenges to be addressed, including temperature, wind, rain, and dust.
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 would be a great way … Read more
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 many and what each of … Read more
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 be a very effective solution … Read more
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 another material prepared with a … Read more
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 of over 1,200 artists indicated … Read more