PanPastel has been with us for over a year and it’s high time that we explore the many possibilities of the pastels over acrylics. PanPastel offers some unique application and mark making options, that can’t be achieved with our wet acrylic color and non-color products. That being said, GOLDEN products like Gels, Pastes and Grounds … Read more
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Fabric painting using your acrylic paints and GOLDEN GAC 900 are great for creating wearable artwork. Lean what products to use for your favorite techniques.
Tape is an immensely useful tool for artists and designers. It is a go-to option when masking off areas of a painting or establishing the layout of a design. Masking tapes and painter’s tapes are uniquely designed to offer low tack adhesion and easy release, making them perfect for these applications. That being said, some … Read more
If you’ve ever sanded Gesso or other acrylic products and ended up with rubbery bits and had to throw out sheets and sheets of sandpaper and less than excellent results, then you should try WET SANDING! Wet sanding is the most effective way to sand acrylics. Adding water to the process lubricates the surface to … Read more
Numerous artists have asked about using acrylic mediums and gels to preserve dried organic materials, such as grasses and flowers. After one such phone conversation, we began our first test, which involved layering dry peony petals over and under thick layers of Soft Gel Gloss. The petals were from a blossom that dried in a … Read more
Current testing conducted by our Lab, led by Junior Formulator Trevor Ambrose, with the support of our Senior Formulator, Ulysses Jackson, has revealed the need to update the over 40-year-old ASTM Standards for Lightfastness of Artist Materials. While a good deal of anecdotal evidence has suggested that these standards have needed revision, to date no … Read more
Methodological Issues and the Effect of White Pigments on Fading Introduction Lightfastness is usually reported in a single word or number—a simple answer for artists questioning a color’s permanence. Although lightfastness ratings are straightforward, lightfastness assessment is actually fairly complex, and a variety of factors can influence both laboratory and real-world lightfastness outcomes. To tackle … Read more
The loss of key quinacridone paint colors result in Golden Artist Colors creating recipes to recreate them for artists.
All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison. —Paracelsus, 1538 If just joining the community of Golden Artist Colors product line users, one might not know we avoid the term “nontoxic”. It implies an absolute guarantee, and its promise seems in opposition … Read more
We have been asked many times over the years to provide oil content information for Williamsburg colors, Extender Medium and Oil Grounds. To answer that request, we have created a chart organizing these products into four categories – Low, Moderate, Medium, and High oil content by volume. We have chosen oil content by volume, because … Read more