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Acrylic or Watercolor Underpainting for Oils

  Acrylic Underpainting Acrylics under oil is nothing new. For half a century artists have confidently used acrylic gesso to prepare their raw canvas and panels for oil painting. So why not use a couple additional layers of acrylic to establish your design or build up texture? Acrylics have a wide range of consistencies and […]

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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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A range of test samples exposed to the typical mix of flourescent and indirect window light for the last 30 months.

On the Yellowing of Oils

You would think that we would know more by now; that the questions would be answered, the arguments settled. But we don’t, and they aren’t. Even basic and fundamental issues continue to remain unaddressed by research. Will cold-pressed or alkali-refined linseed oil yellow more? Do historical and traditional processing methods lessen that? How do all […]

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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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Ann Walsh: COLORS

Ann Walsh : COLORS

The exhibition, Ann Walsh: Colors at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery through March 15, 2019 comprises twenty-four works made from 1986 through 2018. A dynamic language, enabled by color, is the thread that winds through the show. Ann Walsh’s color is amplified, saturated, buoyant, made inescapable. Color selection and color relationships are pre-eminent. Nine […]

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Aesthetics of Varnishing Transparent Watercolor: Creating the Least Change

For artists who push the boundaries of traditional watercolor, work in sizes large enough that framing is not practical, or just dislike the barrier created by glass, varnish is a valuable option for protecting their paintings.1 Varnishing is likely to alter color, value, contrast, granulation, and the appearance of the paper in a watercolor painting. […]

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Just Paint Experience

JUST PAINT EXPERIENCE

January 9, 2019 marked the launch of a new outreach to artists, the Just Paint Experience – a new expression of GOLDEN expertise centered on the practical needs and perspectives of artists. Where Just Paint offers scholarly depth and detail, Just Paint Experience (referred to as “JPE” around the factory) is more quick-reading, studio-oriented content […]

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GOLDEN SAMPLE BOX

New Sample Kit

Golden Artist Colors has always been generous with paint samples. The last two years have seen a significant increase in the number of general sample requests (versus samples of specific products). The sheer number of requests exceeded our capacity to respond quickly and provide the level of care and quality people expect from GOLDEN. In […]

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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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We Heard You: New Products for 2019

The product development process at Golden Artist Colors is a constant collaboration between artist and paintmaker. Over time, this has resulted in the wide array of painting tools offered for today’s professional artist. We are always in a state of continuous improvement of current products as well as creating new ones that benefit the artist. For […]

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