GOLDEN Artist Colors
GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics - BlueSelect from 144 colours
Known for their exceptionally smooth and buttery consistency, these professional paints offer pure pigments in a 1% acrylic emulsion.
GOLDEN’s Heavy Body Paint provides excellent permanency and lightfastness, and is also free of fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, and dyes.
Each colour’s formula reflects the quality of the pigment: colours with a higher pigment load will dry to a more opaque, matte finish, whereas colours that are more reactive and require a lighter pigment load will tend to dry with a glossier, more transparent finish. The gloss of each colour will vary, as GOLDEN Heavy Body colours contain no matting agents.
94 of the 11 colours within the line are considered excellent in lightfastness (the ability to withstand color change due to exposure to light). The remaining 7, the two Naphthols, Hansa Yellow Light, Permanent Green Light, Dioxazine Purple, Green Gold, and Primary Yellow, are rated very good for lightfastness.
The Cadmium colours are especially sensitive to the combination of light and moisture, so outdoor use of these colours should be avoided.
This is a nice deep Cerulean Blue Chromium. Lots of pigment. I dilute the paint with medium and a bit of water for painting skies. Makes a nice sky blue with Titanium White and nice distant mountain blues. Pretty fast setting so a touch of water... very little, is helpful. Very, very little water, lots of medium. Skies usually need two or three coats of paint and I use high quality 2" and 4" painter's brushes. Never use a cheap brush... you'll spend your time digging out hairs.
Smooth application and easy to blend. I've had instances in the past where mixing different brands of acrylics can have a mild undesirable outcome but using Golden paint has never disappointed me. It's virtually all I use. Some colours can be expensive yes but it's worth it. I never hesitate to get a colour I want. Besides they last a long time, for me anyway.
Firstly I would like to say how much I love Golden Heavy Body Acrylics! I use them exclusively. Blue is always on my palette. In particular Cerulean blue. Everyone knows what a perfect sky it makes. I have recently started experimenting with various shades of turquoise and bought Turquoise (Phthalo) it's a wonderful addition to my water, lake or ocean, palette and adds interest. Cheers Susan Feniak @susanseasel susanfeniakart.com
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