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Revisiting Oils Over Acrylics

Updating the use of oils over acrylics with recent testing from the GOLDEN laboratory.

The Value of Painting with Neutral Grays

Grays can be used to desaturate colors and can also be used to create a grisaille as an underpainting.

Rabbit Skin Glue – Pros & Cons

Animal glues have a long tradition in the preparation of oil painting supports as sizes and in traditional gesso grounds
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Go deep into the Earth (colors)

We will take you through the extensive palette of earth colors offered in Williamsburg Oil paints, breaking down the differences between natural, mined pigments, and colors that have been synthesized. Explore the texture, transparency and utility of these colors in your painting!

The drying time chart referenced in this video can be found here: https://goldenhub.goldenpaints.com/storage/uploads/williamsburg-drytime-chart-091818.pdf

For a listing of all our colors categorized by their relative grind (very fine to coarse) see this list from our website: https://goldenhub.goldenpaints.com/storage/uploads/grind-category-pdf-1.pdf​

Painting with Williamsburg Neutral Grays

Check your local retailer for Williamsburg New Neutral Gray Set based on the Munsell Color System, helps you adjust value and chroma of any color without altering hue. Take a quick look at the creation and use of neutral gray colors within the Williamsburg palette and explore neutralizing colors while preserving value using the Munsell color system as well Grisaille, the practice of underpainting in grayscale then applying color glazes.

Find the Munsell data for every color in the Williamsburg palette here.

Preparing Canvas using Titanium Oil Ground

This is Williamsburg Oil Colors' recommendation for preparing canvas using Titanium Oil Ground - which is made with Titanium Dioxide and marble dust to produce an ideal combination of tooth and absorbency for oil painting.

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Product Discontinuation Update

Continued intermittent supply chain disruptions impact pigments and other raw materials, causing continued product discontinuations.
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GOLDEN President & COO Receives NAMTA Hall of Fame Award

On April 1, Barbara Schindler received the NAMTA® – International Art Materials Association – 2023 Hall of Fame Award!
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Golden Artist Colors Acquires PanPastel® and Sofft® Tools

Golden Artist Colors is excited to be able to add these innovative products into its comprehensive fine art material offering for professional artists. 
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LATE WORKS is an exhibition of paintings to be held at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, N.Y.

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Materials & Application Support

Our role in the arts community has been to provide artists with the best tools to meet their needs. This includes an obligation to provide the most complete information available on artists' materials from our laboratory, research, and collaboration with other innovators and material scientists.

Please use this resource to obtain information regarding art materials in general, and GOLDEN products in particular. We cover product labeling, guidelines for safe use of art materials, waste disposal and environmental impact. We also provide links to other information that we have found helpful. If you don't find what you need, please contact us.