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Williamsburg Chromatic Darks

  When oil painters visit our factory, we always show them these colors. The response is unanimously positive, especially from those who use darker tones or blacks in their work. Williamsburg has six chromatic darks that we want to feature in this article. These colors are all blends, containing a natural iron oxide or Ivory […]

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Mountain Stronghold
Oil on linen
30"x22"
2018-19

Conversation with Greg Watson, Artist and Materials & Application Specialist at GOLDEN

Mark Golden: I’m here with Greg Watson, one of our Materials & Application Specialists here at GOLDEN, who has been with us since 2015 and I’m embarrassingly late in introducing Greg to the many artists he’s already been assisting. What would you be doing right now Greg if art wasn’t part of your life? Greg Watson: I’d […]

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Using QoR Watercolor Medium, Synthetic Ox Gall, and Lift Aid

Introduction When QoR Modern Watercolor was introduced to the painting world in 2014, we were so delighted with the color intensity and workability that we overlooked introducing the mediums and additives that were an integral part of the introduction of the line. So although six years later, we hope to make up for that neglect […]

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Neutralizing Color

Color can be a complex and overwhelming subject, so in this article we hope to shed some light on the subject of neutralizing color, or toning it down without changing the color itself or its “color identity”. We will touch upon methods using White, Gray and Black, Complements, and how the Virtual Paint MXR can function as a helpful […]

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We’re Still Here!

  Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, we are dedicated to our service and continue to be available to answer questions and lend support for artists. We are still here; we are still available; we have just changed the environment in which we work. My name is Stacy Brock and I am the Supervisor of GOLDEN’s Materials […]

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Blade Applied Translucent Acrylic Grounds

There are many options for acrylic painting grounds. While Gesso is the most commonly used ground, almost any GOLDEN acrylic paint, medium, gel or paste can be used alone or in just about any combination to create a large range of unique surfaces for painting. Brush application can be time consuming as Gesso or other […]

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Differentiating Between Acrylic Gesso and Williamsburg Oil Ground

  Grounds are selected to provide the proper color, level of absorbency and tooth to meet an artist’s needs. Oil painters have the extra concern of protecting from oil penetration into the substrate, which can mean more coats, and often additional time spent in preparation. This article looks at a couple of our popular grounds […]

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