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SoFlat Matte Acrylics Zing Set - 6 Color!

Bright, surprising, high-chroma and intense – the colors of the Zing set will jump off your art. Six 2oz. jars: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Naphthol Pink, Red Violet, Cobalt Teal and Yellow Green.

SoFlat Matte Acrylic Pop Set - 6 Color!

Bold colors inspired by mid-century pop art and probably the best starting point and value for flat, matte painting. Six 2 oz. jars: Cadmium Primrose, Naphthol Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Green, Black and Titanium White.

Creating Clean Crisp Defined Edges with [Acrylic] Paints

Paint crisp and clean edges on smooth, rough, or very textured surfaces by selecting the right tools, paints, mediums, and techniques. In this video we demonstrate three techniques for painting hard edges with acrylics.

How To Apply (and Remove) Waterborne Varnish

Protect interior acrylic paintings from dust and ultraviolet light with our newly formulated Gloss Waterborne Varnish. This varnish can be thinned and cleaned up with water, eliminating the need for harsh solvents. It can also be removed with household ammonia to facilitate cleaning and conservation.

Heavy Body Acrylic Colors Overview

The first acrylic colors offered by GOLDEN, Heavy Body paints are known for their exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency. The Heavy Body palette includes the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion available to professional artists. These colors offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.

Each Heavy Body color formula reflects the qualities of its pigment. Colors that tolerate a higher pigment load dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not allow as much pigment loading tend to have a glossier, more transparent, finish. Because Heavy Body colors contain no matting agents, the gloss of each color will be different.

Fluid Acrylic Colors Overview

Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying (particularly when mixed with GOLDEN Airbrush Medium), staining techniques and many others.

Fluids blend easily with all acrylic colors, and readily tint gels, mediums, gessoes and grounds. Fluid Acrylics are extremely versatile, and ideal for fine brushwork, glazing, staining, water media techniques and many more. Mix Fluid Acrylics with Airbrush Medium for airbrush application of artwork including textiles.

High Flow Acrylic Colors Overview

High Flow Acrylics are an ultra-thin paint with ink-like consistency that provide incredible versatility. They can go directly from bottle to airbrush, refillable marker or dip pen and work great for drawing, staining, dripping, pouring, calligraphy and color washes.

High Flow offers a palette that includes many single-pigment colors, as well as Fluorescent and Iridescent colors. While it acts like an ink, it’s an acrylic so it's compatible with other GOLDEN Acrylic colors and mediums.

OPEN Slow-Drying Acrylic Colors Overview

OPEN Acrylics are a slow-drying paint with a slightly softer consistency than our Heavy Body paints. The increased working time of these colors expands their range to include more traditional techniques once only possible with oils. Thick applications can dry extremely slowly, so we recommend artists only use OPEN Colors thinly (< 1 mm). Drying time can also be accelerated by mixing OPEN with faster-drying acrylics like our Fluid and Heavy Body colors. The slow-drying capability of OPEN Acrylics also makes the suitable for some printmaking techniques.

Because OPEN Acrylics dry slowly, painters who cover their palettes or use sealed containers have been able to use the same colors for weeks, reducing the amount of paint wasted and preserving color mixtures for future use.

Williamsburg Oil Colors Overview

Getting the proper pigment is just the beginning. So much of the quality of oil paint is in the grinding. Each color is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colors will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth. Our Cerulean Blue will have a beautiful velvet, light-absorbing surface with an extremely strong covering power; our Siennas will often be chunky or gritty to allow light to travel through the vehicle, exposing rich golden or mahogany undertones instead of just heavy, dull browns.

Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined linseed oil and made in batches no larger than eight gallons at a time. This gives us total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth-century French color makers. All the materials are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized. The paint is packed in 37 ml and 150 ml non-reactive aluminum tubes. Larger quantities of paint are packed in aluminum cans using only the purest materials.

Williamsburg Artist Oil Colors are used by the world's finest artists whose work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Beaubourg in Paris.

QoR Watercolors Overview

QoR Artist Watercolors accentuate the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying - providing the subtlety, transparency and flow of great watercolors but with the vibrancy and fire of the best acrylic or oil colors. Over 80 colors, including iridescent colors - QoR Mediums amplify color's versatility with increased gloss, flow or wetting while Grounds expand creative opportunities to surfaces and textures beyond paper.

Pastels Without Paper [Three Acrylic Surfaces]

Here are three toothy acrylic mixtures you can easily apply to panel or board to expand your pastel art whether you use PanPastel, stick pastel, or variety of pencils.

Absorbent Ground on canvas board – feel free to tint this mixture with GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics Pastel Ground on clear acrylic sheet - we masked an area for nice clean edges (and a satisfying tape removal) Micaceous Iron Oxide – we love this self-leveling surface with a subtle metallic sheen

Creating a Smoother Canvas Surface

Creating a smoother canvas surface can be easy with Molding Paste. This preparation works well for oils, acrylics, and other media and creates a surface that requires less paint to cover and holds finer detail. Work Molding Paste into the weave of your raw or pre-primed canvas with a palette knife, plastic spreader, or scraper as shown. You may repeat this step or even wet-sand Molding Paste after it has dried to achieve a very smooth finish. Experiment with tools and processes to find what works best for your needs. Visit for more surface preparation ideas and techniques.

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