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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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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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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Oil Swatches

A Palette of Textures

“Do you like oil paint?” It’s a seemingly, almost deceptively simple question, and one that I use at the start of almost every Williamsburg lecture and demo. It’s adapted from an anecdote in The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, where a young student, wanting to know if they could become a writer, is asked: “do […]

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Ne Williamsburg Colors

New Special Edition Colors from Williamsburg

Williamsburg Handmade Oils announces the release of five Special Edition colors that continue to expand the range and options for oil painters. As mentioned previously in this edition of Just Paint, Williamsburg is proud to have one of the broadest variations of pigment grinds available in artist oil paints. This allows artists to determine what […]

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A Long and Lonely Year, Acrylic on Canvas, 67" x 100"

Stacy Brock Up Close

Mark Golden: Can you tell me when you knew you wanted to be an artist? Stacy Brock: From birth. I was born a painter. I never wanted to be anything else. Mark: Were there specific mentors or inspiration at home, or at school, in grammar school or high school? Stacy: My father was and still […]

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Ultramarine Blue

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Ultramarine Blue stands, and has stood for a while, in fact for years, decades, centuries, as a pillar unbroken, unmovable, not fazed by its position or status. Ultramarine Blue has enjoyed a prominent position in palettes that span from sixth and seventh century A.D. into the contemporary palette of our new QoR® Watercolor line. Such […]

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