Archive | Application

Left: A faint image taken from a photograph and printed on paper. Right: Acrylic paints have been applied over the printed image.

Paint & Pixels

By Digital Atelier® Artists, Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Bonny Pierce Lhotka As computers are becoming commonplace in homes and studios, artists are integrating digital processes into their work at an ever-increasing rate. Superior digital editing capabilities encourage creative exploration and give the artist more precise control over the production of their art. Some artists […]

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GAC 100 will wet out solids, including pigments, more readily than other
polymers and is useful for artists formulating their own paints.

GAC Specialty Polymers

By Dana Rice You’re seated at a white clothed table in an uptown restaurant; the chef has just placed an incredible creation down in front of you. You take a bite and a complex mixture of flavors and spice awaken your palette. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but there is an ingredient […]

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ASTM International

Providing the Value, Strength and Respect of Marketplace Consensus ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. The not-for-profit organization provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Founded in 1898, the organization has over 30,000 members from […]

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Settling and separation due to accelerated testing

Technical Forum: Your Acrylic Materials questions meet technical expertise

The dialogue continues. Here are some topics covered in Golden Artist Colors ongoing technical support program. We hope you find the information useful, and remember, when acrylic quandaries arise we are available and interested. 1-800-959-6543 Most paint mixtures should keep well on the shelf. However, the earliest sign of a negative change is to […]

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Anita Romero Jones Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1978 Courtesy The Albuquerque Museum (Museum Purchase, NEA Purchase Grant) PC1979.92.1

Santos: Substance and Soul Presentation – Acrylic Performance on Wood

In August 2001, the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE) in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Santos: Substance & Soul,” presented a 4 day seminar cosponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, College of Santa Fe, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. As part of a […]

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Golden Matte Medium over Golden Black Gesso, Raw Canvas, and Golden Gesso

Technical Forum Q&A

At Golden Artist Colors we want to know what artists are doing and dreaming of trying with our products; and we want to be responsive to inquiries about the technical characteristics of the product. Our commitment is to offer qualified expertise via artists and paint systems specialists who are familiar with the chemical properties of […]

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Introduction to Varnishing

The application of varnishes is a topic which generates frequent questions. This is a complex issue which does not always lend itself to easy solutions because no single varnish or technique is right for all situations. Desired appearance, type and thickness of application of underlying media, texture and absorbency of the surface, and interior versus […]

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