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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Estimating Paint Amounts for a Mural

Introduction The creation of a mural should begin long before ladders, scaffolding, and cherry-pickers are on site. Although we have amassed extensive information about mural painting, the conversation about how to go about estimating products could use some expansion. When preparing to paint a mural, the creation of a maquette

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The Subtle Differences of Williamsburg Whites

  White is often thought to be as much as 20% of a typical painting. Used for grounds, for opacifying, for lightening or brightening deep colors, its importance cannot be overlooked. Not only is it a critical component coloristically, but understanding the whites in your oil painting will also aid

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QoR Permanent Scarlet Discontinued

We are sad to announce that after October 31, 2020 we will no longer be able to offer QoR Permanent Scarlet watercolor, as the PR 168 pigment used to make this paint has been discontinued and is no longer available. The artist paint industry is often subject to the whims

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Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor Brushes

Brushes carry our paint from the palette to the canvas. They give us control over our marks and assist us in handling paint and mediums. Therefore, brushes are an important tool for any painter and worth looking into deeper. At GOLDEN, we produce paint in three different mediums: oils, acrylics,

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Studio Palette Options with Acrylics

INTRODUCTION Typical waterborne acrylic paints and mediums dry relatively quickly due to the evaporation of water and some other volatile components. Traditional uncovered palette systems only work well with acrylics if you are working very quickly because of this fast dry time. Our very slow-drying OPEN Acrylics are an exception,

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