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Color Pouring Medium Matte, Fluid Pyrrole Orange and a daylight blue mixture.

Becoming Familiar with Color Pouring Medium Matte: It’s More Than Just for Pours!

GOLDEN Color Pouring Medium Matte (CPM Matte) is a very new and exciting product for 2019. Unlike most acrylic mediums that develop an initial “skin” when drying, this medium avoids skinning over and therefore is quite resistant to “crazing”. The added benefit is this process allows for air bubbles and tool marks to readily disappear. […]

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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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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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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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