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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 WilliamsburgOils.com 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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Natural Earth Colors

By Ulysses Jackson and Jim Hayes Iron oxide pigments come from a variety of sources, both naturally occurring and man-made. The beauty of synthetic manufacturing is the ability to make very bright, strong tint, opaque and consistent earth tone colors. What may be lost with these man-made pigments is the ability to create translucent and […]

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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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