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Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

Bringing the Williamsburg brand under our care has brought a high level of excitement throughout our GOLDEN community. One would think that after 600 years of history, study, trial, and error, all that needs to be known about the oil media is already known — no space for discovery, argument or conjecture as to its […]

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Following the Research on the Acrylic Medium

It is hard to believe that when Golden Artist Colors made its debut in 1980 no brand of acrylic had more than one gel medium, one polymer medium, one matte medium and a molding (or modeling) paste. It was from the needs of artists that GOLDEN Acrylics’ list of mediums expanded to over 46 products […]

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Defining the Acrylic Patina

The acrylic medium for artists has now passed its 60th year since the first artists experimented and created with Bocour’s Magna®. I have been imagining and conjecturing with others for some time now what these materials might look like one hundred, five hundred or a thousand years from now. A significant body of evidence is […]

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Open Conversations with Artists

The artists interviewed included John Griefen, an artist and collaborator with Sam and Leonard at Bocour and one of our first customers; Patrick Fiore, an accomplished artist and a studio arts professor who was one of the first to try out the early versions of OPEN; Barbara Dickerson, an incredibly courageous teacher who allowed us […]

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Support Quality

By Mark Golden Golden Artist Colors, Inc. has worked diligently to create a company that we could all be proud of. Our mission, emerging from our conversation with artists, has kept our direction focused: To grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line and texture […]

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The Salon

  Over the last several years, I have been given the opportunity to be personally involved with an international conference of decorative painters, known as The Salon. It is an invitation-only gathering of dedicated decorative painters from around the world coming together to exhibit their work and discuss old and new techniques, products, and information […]

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