If you have been shopping with us for a while, you may remember Amy Shawley Paquette, the awesome Golden Working Artist who broke our hearts by moving out of Downtown Los Angeles and going on and having a great life, kids, and all that. (You probably don’t remember the Paquette part, that happened after DTLA.)
Now that we live in a time of global pandemic and the Internet, Amy is back – virtually – and through May and June will be offering free weekly Facebook Live tutorials on her Art by Amy Shawley Paquette page! These events will happen every Thursday at 4pm PT and will feature a different topic each time. The first demo is Thursday, May 14 on the topic “Customize your Painting Grounds”, and will last about 30-45 minutes. If you can’t catch it live, it will be available from her Facebook page for later viewing.
Here’s a new way to do acrylic pours – with a pendulum! We are most definitely going to try this at home! GOLDEN Color Pouring Medium Matte (CPM Matte) and Color Pouring Medium Gloss (CPM Gloss) are new and exciting products for 2019. Have you tried doing an acrylic pour yet? So much fun. Unlike most acrylic mediums that develop an initial “skin” when drying, this medium avoids skinning over and is resistant to “crazing”. This process also allows for air bubbles and tool marks to readily disappear.
When it comes to acrylic pouring, craze-resistance is mucho important and muy practical – it allows more freedom while painting. You do like freedom, don’t you? In any case, CPM Matte and CPM Gloss levels well, creating smooth, uniform paint layers. Blend the medium with Heavy Body, Fluid, or High Flow Acrylics as desired, although we recommend starting with relatively low levels of paint (around 10% color) until you gain some experience with the product and its mannerisms. Then you can, and should, go crazy.
Just in time for summer, Golden Artist Colors’ OPEN Slow-Drying Acrylics Landscape Set is ON SALE at 30% OFF! Designed for the traditional painter looking for an alternative to oil paints, plein air painters, and/or acrylic painters whose palettes need to remain wet far longer than other acrylics. Blend, soften and shade with traditional painting techniques, reduce skinning on the palette during long painting sessions, both in studio and outdoors. The Golden OPEN Slow Drying Acrylics Landscape Set includes seven (7) 22ml tubes: cadmium yellow primrose, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson hue, cadmium red light, ultramarine blue, manganese blue hue, and sap green hue. Also includes one 59ml tube of titanium white and one 30ml bottle of OPEN Thinner.
Have you tried High Flow Acrylics by GOLDEN? We’re obsessed. Yup. Us and everyone else. Check out this video showing the different ways to use this awesome acrylic paint. High Flow Acrylics have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques, and it’s now ON SALE at 30% OFF.
From fine line detail work to broad strokes, High Flow Acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors, the line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.
Pastel Ground by GOLDEN is used for preparing supports for use with dry media like pastels, graphite, pencil, charcoal or chalk, and it is ON SALE at 30% OFF! Pastel Grounds provide a tooth similar to pastel paper and is perfect for when you want to work LARGE and on unconventional surfaces, like say, a door.
Fabric painting is a simple way to print your own fabric. With paints and a brush, you can conjure up beautiful designs, textures and patterns on your otherwise plain fabric, transforming it into a work of art. Check out this video on how to use GAC 900 Fabric Painting Medium by Golden for greater control in fabric painting. GAC 900 can be blended with various acrylic colors to produce fabric paints that can be applied by hand with a brush, airbrushed, or silkscreened. With GAC 900 ON SALE at 30% off, this is a good time to try wearing your art.
Share on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag: #RembrandtArtExperience add a hashtag with your home country and add @RoyalTalens. (Example: #USA@RoyalTalens)
Describe how Rembrandt influenced your work and maybe you win the prize!
What’s “The Rembrandt Experience”?
A trip for two to Holland where you visit Royal Talens for a tour and see where Rembrandt products are produced. Enjoy an in-depth Rembrandt Masterclass covering all Rembrandt products and techniques
The next day you will float the canals on a boat tour of Amsterdam. Explore the Rembrandt house to see where Rembrandt lived an worked. Be spoiled with a guided tour through the Rijksmuseum where you’ll see the largest collection of Rembrandt’s work on display.
The winning art works will be displayed in the Rijksmuseum Library during a dinner honoring the winners held in the museum.
Enter the contest now! The last day to submit artwork into consideration will be October 4, 2019. Nominees will be announced October 21, 2019. Nominees send in their artwork before November 18, 2019. Winners will be announced December 16, 2019. Rembrandt Experience trip dates are April 23-26, 2020.
Let’s follow Sennelier artist Julien Raynaud to his home town of Marseille (France) and see how he paints with Abstract® Acrylics by Sennelier. We really like how he changes things up with the Abstract Tip Set. Julien also uses the new Abstract Acrylic Ink, which doesn’t drop until mid-late March. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when they’re available.
If you’ve never used OPEN Acrylics by GOLDEN, you’ll want to check out this video showing yet another way to use one of our favorite paints. OPEN Acrylics feature uniquely relaxed working characteristics and a remarkable ability to resist skinning and remain wet on the palette during long painting sessions. Working time varies according to how thickly the material is applied. Thin applications “tack up,” allowing additional layers to be applied and blended. Thicker applications may be worked for hours. They are versatile and can be used for techniques where acrylics are normally challenging to use including portraiture, plein air painting, monoprinting and screenprinting.