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Painting on Raw Aluminum

Raw Aluminum Often found in hardware and building supply stores. Comes in a wide range of types and thicknesses, and may have surface treatments. See Painting on Metal: An Introduction for more detail. At minimum, scuff the surface, degrease with isopropyl alcohol, then use a commercial DTM (Direct to Metal) or Bonding Primer suitable for […]

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Painting Aluminium Composite Material

Aluminum Composite Material (Dibond®, E Panel®, Alucobond®, AlumaComp®, etc.) Aluminum composite material (ACM), popular in the sign painting industry, is comprised of two prepared sheets of aluminum with a solid polyethylene core.  It comes in different finishes, with a polyester-based white or clear coating being the most common. Before priming, lightly sand or abrade and degrease […]

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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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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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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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Conservation of Easel Paintings

Edited by Joyce Hill Stoner and Rebecca Rushfield After seven years of work and including essays by seventy-nine international author-experts, Conservation of Easel Paintings is now available from Taylor and Francis, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, etc. David Bomford, formerly Acting Director at the Getty Museum and currently Director of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

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One of the Most Treasured Professional Artist Oils in the U.S. Joins with One of the World’s Most Respected Names in Artist Colors

Barbara Schindler, President of Golden Artist Colors, shared, “We are very excited to be making Williamsburg Oils. I’m delighted that we were able to offer positions in our company to all staff from Williamsburg. Retaining the staff responsible for producing quality Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors was an important objective. Working with the employees from Williamsburg […]

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Barbara and Mark Golden receive a commemorative scroll from
employees at a GOLDEN ESOP Majority Ownership Celebration.

GOLDEN Employees Become Majority Owners

As of April 5, 2010, Golden Artist Colors is now under new ownership. Employees are no longer just participating owners, but the majority owners of the company. GOLDEN has become one of only 4,000 other companies across the entire United States that is majority owned by its employees. “This has been an unbelievable journey for […]

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Sample Gel Chart produced in 1993 with
90% gel and 10% color, showing little
change when mixed with various gels.

Carl Plansky and Friends

By Gallery Director, Jim Walsh The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition entitled, ‘Carl Plansky and Friends’ opening on September 25, 2010 and running through November 20, 2010. This exhibition celebrates the legacy of painter Carl Plansky, founder of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, as both artist and paintmaker. Carl’s works […]

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