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The Subtle Differences of Williamsburg Whites

  White is often thought to be as much as 20% of a typical painting. Used for grounds, for opacifying, for lightening or brightening deep colors, its importance cannot be overlooked. Not only is it a critical component coloristically, but understanding the whites in your oil painting will also aid the structural integrity of your […]

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Golden Artist Colors Launches Podcast – Paint Stories – Hosted by Company Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Golden

Golden Artist Colors has launched a new podcast. Paint Stories, a podcast about what has made the journey of the company so special, focuses on the stories of hundreds of amazing artists who have invited Mark and his family into their lives, to share their love of materials and the art world alike. The first […]

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EuACA’s Best Practice Recommendations for Impasto Painting with Oil Colours

The EuACA’s Technical Committee has put together a document with best practice advice for oil painters working in thick layers. We are pleased to share this document so more artists can access this information. We have added links to relevant Just Paint articles and application sheets at the bottom of this page. The European Artists’ […]

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Custom Special Edition YInMn Blue Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor Paints

  In 2009, a chemist at Oregon State University named Mas Subramanian and his team discovered a new blue pigment named YInMn Blue after the elements of which it was created; a mixture of yttrium, indium and manganese oxides. This pigment was approved for commercial use in 2017 and now finally approved for artist paints […]

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Williamsburg Chromatic Darks

  When oil painters visit our factory, we always show them these colors. The response is unanimously positive, especially from those who use darker tones or blacks in their work. Williamsburg has six chromatic darks that we want to feature in this article. These colors are all blends, containing a natural iron oxide or Ivory […]

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Conversation with Greg Watson, Artist and Materials & Application Specialist at GOLDEN

Mark Golden: I’m here with Greg Watson, one of our Materials & Application Specialists here at GOLDEN, who has been with us since 2015 and I’m embarrassingly late in introducing Greg to the many artists he’s already been assisting. What would you be doing right now Greg if art wasn’t part of your life? Greg Watson: I’d […]

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Using QoR Watercolor Medium, Synthetic Ox Gall, and Lift Aid

Introduction When QoR Modern Watercolor was introduced to the painting world in 2014, we were so delighted with the color intensity and workability that we overlooked introducing the mediums and additives that were an integral part of the introduction of the line. So although six years later, we hope to make up for that neglect […]

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Neutralizing Color

Color can be a complex and overwhelming subject, so in this article we hope to shed some light on the subject of neutralizing color, or toning it down without changing the color itself or its “color identity”. We will touch upon methods using White, Gray and Black, Complements, and how the Virtual Paint MXR can function as a helpful […]

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