GOLDEN Custom Labs

Golden Artists Colors Custom Lab is the only facility of its kind dedicated to designing products to desired specifications for individual artists. The ability to make products to meet artists’ criteria has been a central concern of the Company since its inception. In fact, this was the model that Leonard

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Dynamic Partners

In the Art Materials Industry, Steve Steinberg of New York Central, in Manhattan and Gil McMillon of Accent Art, in Palo Alto, CA, have been among the most influential champions in the development of custom materials for artists. Their strong relationships with artists and passion for art materials have accounted

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GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid

GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid is a 100% acrylic polymer emulsion-based painting medium. Many artists who desire longer working time have enjoyed the benefits of this product. This simple blend of acrylic polymers, water, and retarder is complemented with a perfect combination of leveling and an ability to show brush texture.

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Golden Artist Colors 20th Gala Celebration

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. celebrated its 20th year in business on September 1st and 2nd right here in Upstate New York. The event began with a Benefit Gala for the newly created Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. It was held at the beautiful Fenimore Cooper (“Last of

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What’s New!

Panspectra™ Colors are the result of innovative new technology for creating pigments that change color when viewed at different angles. These unique pigments yield bright, metallic finishes that exhibit incredible color shift, covering nearly the entire spectrum of visible light. These pigments are completely different from traditional organic or inorganic

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Just Make Paint

It may seem peculiar for GOLDEN, a manufacturer of acrylic paint products for artists, to feature a Do-It-Yourself Paint (DIY) segment in the JUST PAINT newsletter. However, it makes sense. Our Technical Department frequently receives calls from artists looking for tips for either making or modifying their existing paint. To

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Schools Sing the Blues Over Heavy Metals

Is your art department generating hazardous wastes? The answer to this question is being sought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they focus enforcement efforts on universities and colleges across the country. Of course, art departments aren’t the only generators of hazardous waste in an educational environment. The list

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Some Historical Pigments and their Replacements

Alizarin Crimson (PR 83:1, ASTM III) Alizarin Crimson was created in 1868 by the German chemists, Grabe and Lieberman, as a more lightfast substitute to Genuine Rose Madder.  This was accomplished by isolating part of the madder root colorant, 1,2 dihydroxyanthraquinone (Alizarin), from the more fugitive 1,2,4 trihydrozyanthraquinone (Purpurin).  This is

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Historical Color Matches: Historically Significant Colors Recreated with GOLDEN Acrylics

Below are mixing ratios for historically important colors and some recently discontinued GOLDEN colors. We have tried to duplicate each hue as closely as possible, however, pigments often have unique attributes which make exact color matching impossible. When using this guide bear in mind which characteristics are important for your

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GOLDEN Molding Pastes Offer Many Textural Options!

Artists are often asking why our product is called “Molding Paste” while everyone else’s is called “Modeling Paste”, and is there any difference? First, I have no idea why the product was called Molding Paste. It can be placed in a mold, but it wasn’t particularly developed for that purpose.

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