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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, and, 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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Williamsburg Neutral Grays

Williamsburg’s Special Edition Neutral Grays

It started innocently enough, the email slipping silently into the queue of our Inbox: “I was just wondering,” wrote the customer, “if there has been any thought of making a range of Munsell Neutral Grays in oil paints, similar to the ones in GOLDEN acrylics? I’m not holding my breath but this would be fantastic.”So […]

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Running the Color Gamut

Although it will be my intention to present a stand-alone essay relating to the perception, use and technology of color and color reproduction, it is inevitable that references will be made to the Just Paint 22 article The Subtleties of Color as it serves as not only the conceptual starting point for this article, but […]

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18 New Williamsburg Oil Colors

Carl Plansky’s excitement around the discovery of unique colors had expressed itself in the incredibly wide range of pigments within the Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors line. Included are many of the standard colors, interesting and unique blends and families of pigments like Cadmium and Cobalt that excel far beyond most manufacturer.s ranges. The Williamsburg Oils […]

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Launching of blog

From the beginning Williamsburg was always known as a ‘painter’s paint.’ Partly it was because the founder of the company, Carl Plansky, was first and foremost a painter by both temperament and training. Everything he made was infused with a painter’s sense of touch and passion for color. The hours spent over a mill or […]

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Golden Artist Colors Uncommon Blues

GOLDEN Introduces Uncommon Blues

Available for this winter season only, this set of three fantastic blues is sure to pique your curiosity, especially if you’re looking for the fundamentals of blue, with a slight twist. Included in the set: Anthraquinone Blue Smalt Hue Cerulean Blue Deep Available at your favorite art supply retailer. For more information about the Uncommon […]

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Weighing In on the Drying of Oils

For several days now the painting was on fire. Not a literal one – no flames or smoke wafting into the air, no one scurrying to find a fire extinguisher. Rather it was a slow, barely perceptible simmering under the surface as unsaturated fatty acids reacted with oxygen in a process frequently described as a […]

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Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

Bringing the Williamsburg brand under our care has brought a high level of excitement throughout our GOLDEN community. One would think that after 600 years of history, study, trial, and error, all that needs to be known about the oil media is already known — no space for discovery, argument or conjecture as to its […]

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Using Oils with Acrylics

It all comes down to stresses and strains of one sort or another. Almost everything about an oil painting will swell and contract, stiffen and flow, in response to the environment or physical handling. To make matters worse, the degree and nature of these changes will themselves change over time as the various materials undergo […]

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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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