Acrylic color shift and shrinkage GOLDEN Heavy Body Color and acrylic mediums provide a range of options to artists wanting to paint thickly. This video demonstrates two factors that should be considered when working with these products – color shift and shrinkage that occur as acrylic paints and mediums dry.
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
How do I “seal” it?
This is a common question that we field here in the Materials & Applications Specialists department. The answers are varied and depend a lot on the specific application, performance requirements, and placement or location of the artwork or object. But, before any discussion can begin, we need to define what we mean by the term ... Read more
We hope Just Paint has been a valuable resource for artists, educators, material scientists and conservators to allow us to share our research and insights on the range of products we produce. I am seizing this space to extend a personal thank you to all of you who have supported our products over all these decades. ... Read more
Meeting a Ghost: A Sample of Genuine Indian Yellow
Genuine Indian Yellow was prized for its transparency, depth of color and mixing properties with notable applications in landscape painting. Its origin was and is still, a curiosity. Recently, a 19th c. sample of Indian Yellow pigment was generously donated to Golden Artist Colors by Brian Baade, Paintings Conservator and Assistant Professor of Art Conservation ... Read more
The Life of Pigments in Fine Art Paints
Have you ever stood in the aisle of your favorite art supply retailer, or stared online at a color chart with awe (and maybe a little bit of intimidation) of the vast selection before you? The workhorse behind this range of colors is pigment – finely powdered insoluble particles available in a staggering array of ... 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
Watercolor Resist with Acrylic Gel Acrylics can be used as resists in mixed media works with watercolor. Gels and mediums come in a range of viscosity that can be brushed or knifed onto the surface. PRODUCTS:QoR Ultramarine BlueQoR Benzimidazolone YellowQoR Quinacridone MagentaQoR Payne’s GrayQoR Transparent Pyrrole OrangeGolden Heavy Gel Gloss (or
For oil painters who want to reduce the amount of solvent in their studio, we would like to share a solvent-free brush cleaning option that can be used during and after painting. All you need for this process are paper towels and a container with 2-3 inches of drying oil
Still Relevant by Ed Trask (@edtrask) courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond, VA. Introducing Golden Paintworks Mural Paints Our Art Materials Specialists receive and answer over 10,000 questions a year. One of the most asked about topics is around preparation and materials for Exterior Murals. We
TOOLS FOR TEXTURE Textures from left to right: Golden Heavy Body using a cake decorating tool, Heavy Body with Molding Paste using a handmade burlap wand, Williamsburg with Wax Medium using a flat scraper, and Williamsburg using a wire brush. (NOTE: Once used as painting tools, kitchen utensils should not
“Nothing should touch the surface“ is our first advice for packing paintings. We recognize that there are a variety of robust crating and packing methods and materials for shipping paintings, but cost and accessibility can sometimes make those options out of reach for artists. In the following we want to
Backing boards are simple and wonderfully effective at protecting the condition of paintings. They are standard in painting conservation and have proven to significantly reduce visible aging. Installing backing boards can easily be done by artists themselves. Their benefits are many: Protection to impact damage from behind (tear, puncture, deformation).
Golden Artist Colors has created hundreds – if not thousands – of products since the initial startup in 1980. We tend to think of our acrylic-based materials as tools. Like most garages, sometimes a few tools go missing. Many times during our search for a specific tool we actually re-discover
MONOPRINTING WITH OPEN ACRYLICS Using GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics allows lots of time to work on this easy, fun, and successful monoprinting process using gel plates. You can also create very inexpensive plates by using packets of dry gelatin. In this lesson plan we are using stencils cut from Yupo, but
MONODRUCKEN MIT OPEN ACRYLFARBEN Die Verwendung von GOLDEN OPEN Acrylfarben ermöglicht viel Zeit für dieses einfache, spaßige und erfolgreiche Monoprinting-Verfahren mit Gelplatten. Sie können auch sehr preiswerte Platten herstellen, indem Sie Päckchen mit trockener Gelatine verwenden. In dieser Lektion verwenden wir aus Yupo geschnittene Schablonen, aber sie können auch einfach