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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 pigments. Call for a free […]

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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 assist those people, this issue […]

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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 also includes chemistry and biology […]

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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 historically significant as it represents […]

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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 application, such as chroma, opacity/translucency, […]

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Sam Golden Profile

Sam Golden, Paintmaking Pioneer and Founder of Golden Artist Colors Passes Away at 82

When Sam died unexpectedly, on March 11, 1997, at the age of 82, the art world lost an extraordinary friend. Sam described his work as just simply “making tools” for artists, but those who knew him understood a great deal more went on within this inventor, entrepreneur and paint maker. He had an incredible creative […]

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Techniques for Cleaning Acrylic Paintings

As with any surface around the home, office, or especially, in a public place, paintings become a depository for airborne dust. They can also get touched occasionally, either inadvertently or purposefully, and may become soiled from the contact. Acrylic paintings have unique attributes that affect their propensity for attracting and retaining dirt and grime. One […]

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