SoFlat – so Matte! New Product Golden sent out a newsletter to their educators which included information about a new paint line, SoFlat, which is replacing the current line of Matte Acrylics. This product has truly matte properties, no stickiness, as well as a self-leveling property which reduces brushstroke marks. Coming in February 2021. You can find out more here: … [Read more...]

Follow the Benzimidazolone Yellow Brick Road

Golden Artist Colors is meticulous in their continuous testing of art materials for lightfastness and quality. The company has a very clear goal of making the best artist paints possible. In a time when so many companies see how far they can reduce quality before a consumer notices, GOLDEN continues to resist this trend and make improvements wherever possible regardless of … [Read more...]

Gelli Printing 16×20 Plate I took my 16" x 20" Gelli Arts Printing Plate for a spin, during Tropical Storm Isaias. Some trees came down and the power went out - but by the time I finished it was a pretty amazing print! Links for everything I used in the video are at the bottom of the post. This humongous plate does not come with a clamshell storage container. It would … [Read more...]

Golden QoR Watercolors

Golden introduced QoR Modern Watercolors about six years ago. I was immediately a fan of these vibrant, easily rewettable watercolors. The first question I often get is how do you pronounce QoR? Well it sounds like CORE. And it stands for Quality of Results. Here is an introductory video explaining the product: QoR Modern Watercolors - Introduction In … [Read more...]

Golden OPEN Acrylic Paints

GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics are slow-drying colors that do what no other acrylic paints can. They can be used for a wide range of techniques including printmaking and traditional techniques usually associated with oil colors. I find them immensly useful for painting outside / en plein air. This quick demonstration will highlight the unique qualities of OPEN Acrylics and tips for using it successfully … [Read more...]