Image I: The top row show the older discontinued colors alongside their new replacements. These were then mixed with the colors on the left to create a few typical blends in order to show some of the differences one might see on the palette.

QoR® Lightfastness Testing Update

In the last issue of Just Paint we discussed why some QoR Watercolors had a Lightfastness rating of NA, or Not Applicable, while most carried the familiar ASTM Lightfastness ratings of I and II. Essentially this came about because some of the pigments being used at that point were not currently rated by the American […]

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Image 1 - Showing a side by side drawdown of GOLDEN N8 Neutral Gray, Titanium White, and between them, a 7:1 blend of GOLDEN Titanium White to GOLDEN N8 Neutral Gray. The scale shown underneath is an official Munsell® Neutral Value Scale, Matte Edition.

Neutral Gray Number 9

If comparing GOLDEN’s Neutral Gray series to the Munsell® Grey Scale that they are based on, you might quickly realize that one step is missing – namely N9, the Munsell® gray that is one step below pure white. And clearly the natural question is why? When the Neutral Grays were first created it was felt […]

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Preparing Panels for a Life Outdoors

Most painters have a sense of how to prepare panels for oil and acrylic paintings when they are meant to be shown indoors, and we even published a couple of Just Paint articles on the topic: Understanding Wood Supports for Art – A Brief History Plywood as a Substrate for Painting However for both Muralists […]

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Natural Brown Earth known as Umbers (left to right): Williamsburg Burnt Umber, Italian Raw Umber, French Burnt Umber, Brown Umber, Turkey Umber

In the Shadows

From the earliest times, the darkest shades of natural brown earths, known as Umbers, have been a part of the artists’ palette. Ranging in tones from the greener Raw Umbers, which produce a range of neutrals when mixed with white, to the warmer, dark chocolate notes of Burnt Umbers, which create tans and tawny beiges […]

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Jeffrey Deane Hall, Cristina Gonzalez and Claire Cruz Just Paint Scholastic Arts Award winners attends the first Golden Artist Colors sponsored Educators Residency Program at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Congratulations to the 2015 GOLDEN Educator Residents!

These talented and inspiring teachers have been selected to attend the first Golden Artist Colors sponsored Educators Residency Program at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. Teachers, whose students received the Scholastic Arts Award for visual arts were offered an opportunity to apply for this Residency. Scholastic and the NAEA conducted the […]

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Alla Prima (Wet into Wet), No washy layers

Solving the Solvents

      Oil paint can be one of the most natural and safe materials used in the making of paintings but have, through misconception, been labeled as dangerous. Oil paint is made by grinding dry powdered pigment with linseed oil. Sometimes stabilizers, additives or driers will be used in small amounts so the paint dries […]

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GOLDEN A-Z acrylics Set

Limitless Discovery with A-Z Acrylics Sets

I have been teaching, writing and lecturing on acrylic methods and materials for over 20 years. So, when asked to write about an A-Z Acrylics set that didn’t contain at least 1,000 different colors, mediums and additives, I thought, “well, this can’t really be Acrylics A-Z, but maybe A-B!” In fact, without having to spend […]

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Judith Linhares in studio June 2015
©2015 Amanda Marie Mason Photo Photography

Judith Linhares: Flora and Fauna

  September 19 – December 11, Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY Judith Linhares explores several themes in her paintings. She is most widely recognized for her figural works. Human figures, often naked, whose limbs are vibrantly painted with ribbons of warm and cool colors, are found cooking eggs in a pan or […]

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Fog on the overlook, after sunrise in early September (series: in the woods), acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 12" x 12"

Cathy Jennings: Up Close

Mark Golden: Cathy, how did you get started making art? Cathy Jennings: I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t making images of what I see in the world and that seamlessly grew into drawing and painting. Mark: Who were the mentors in your life that guided you in that way – parents, teachers? Cathy: […]

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