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From Mark Golden

Welcome to Just Paint – our long-form love affair with materials and our commitment to the professional arts community. This issue shares some recent activities at GOLDEN, including our latest Gallery show featuring extraordinary work by Ann Walsh. Ann Walsh: Colors, to some might sound a bit too expansive, but once you walk into the […]

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Self-portrait, acrylic and oil on canvas, 50x70cm, 2017

Mirjam Hintz: Up Close

Golden Artist Colors’ new Materials & Applications Specialist is working from her studio in Frankfurt, Germany and gives us our first Materials Support staff in Europe. She has the ability to serve customers in both English and German, strengthening our commitment to artists by answering their questions and assisting with product and application challenges. Mark […]

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L: Bryan Wilson, Naturally Speaking: Doll Test Redux, 2016, 30” x 24”, Oil on Canvas
R: Rebecca Buchanan, F143K, 2018, 20” x 16”, Acrylic and Ink on Board

Artists & Mentors: The Painting Center, NYC

This past September 4th – 29th, Golden Artist Colors, in collaboration with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and its affiliate national nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, sponsored the group show Artists & Mentors. The show included 12 artists who had been selected for the GOLDEN/Scholastic Artist Residency. This show shined […]

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From Mark Golden

Welcome to the 35th edition of our Just Paint newsletter. We have made significant upgrades on JustPaint.org to offer much more rapid updates to our technical resources for artists. Instead of waiting for the semi-annual Just Paint print edition, we now offer monthly articles online. Our annual print edition (also available digitally) will continue to […]

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From Mark Golden

From Mark Golden This past year I am reminded how quickly time is passing by. For over 25 years we’ve been publishing Just Paint. For 36 years Barbara and I have been graciously allowed to participate in the creative lives of so many talented artists. And to be able to call them our friends, has […]

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The aluminum apex (9” x 5”) from the Washington Monument was cast by William Frishmuth of Philadelphia, the only domestic producer of the ore.  At that time, it was a rare metal more valuable than silver.

Painting on Metal: An Introduction

Question: How often do they repaint the steel on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge? Answer: Every day, non-stop, repainting areas of corrosion (28 painters). Painting metal, especially metals exposed to variable environmental conditions is not something even our most advanced coating systems can stand up to over time, measured not in decades but in just […]

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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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Value of Plastics as a Painting Support

Artists have been using plastics as a substrate for their work since their development as a consumer material. Early plastics were heralded with such acclaim that they were awarded special honors during the London 1862 World’s Fair. These nitrocellulose plastics were used in constructions by artists Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner in their work of […]

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