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Varnishing Watercolors???

7 May, 2007 (08:09) | Plastic Arts | 28 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Over the last year we’ve received more and more requests from artists about putting our MSA varnish on top of their watercolor. The concept is simple; to be able to, in effect, seal the watercolor and to hold the pigment and binder in place with a much greater adhesive force onto the paper. Our MSA […]

Grounds reinventing the finished piece

2 April, 2007 (12:24) | General | 12 comments
Post by Mark Golden

We have received quite a few requests concerning the preparation of traditional and non-traditional grounds for many of our clients. The correct ground whether it is exposed or completely covered in dozens of layers, plays a critical role in the final outcome of a work. Our efforts in developing new surfaces for artists to work […]

Reply to recent article in the Times on Modern Materials

8 March, 2007 (13:11) | Plastic Arts | 3 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Letter to the Editor at the New York Times The recent article “Paints’ Mysteries Challenge Protectors of Modern Art”, by Randy Kennedy, 2/14/07 provided some very welcome recognition of the research into modern materials that has been ongoing for the last 10 years in earnest by several institutions, including The Getty (Los Angeles), The Tate […]

Employee Ownership

6 March, 2007 (21:54) | From Home | 21 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Golden Artist Colors became an employee owned company in 2002, but in fact it had been truly owned by the employees almost from the onset of the company. Yes, there were a few years back in the early 80’s that no one wanted to own Golden. We were running as fast as we could yet […]

College Arts session this Friday on Grounds

13 February, 2007 (16:51) | Community | 4 comments
Post by Mark Golden

After several years of work together with staff of the College Arts Association, we have finally been able to put together a panel composed of manufacturers and exhibitors at the show. We’ve asked Mark Gottsegen to moderate a panel presentation a…

Grounds reinventing the finished piece

29 January, 2007 (11:59) | Paint Ideas | 11 comments
Post by Mark Golden

We have received quite a few requests concerning the preparation of traditional and non-traditional grounds for many of our clients. The correct ground whether it is exposed or completely covered in dozens of layers, plays a critical role in the final o…

Special effect colors…what legacy will they leave?

26 January, 2007 (17:03) | Plastic Arts | 14 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Ever since our introduction of the Interference Colors, we have enjoyed a love affair with finding and creating new special effect colors and mediums. This has ranged from the phosphorescent colors to the large flaked micas. From all sorts of various n…

Are Universities ignoring reality in not teaching all media?

22 January, 2007 (10:02) | Plastic Arts | 7 comments
Post by Mark Golden

I have been consistently surprised, if that’s possible, each time I hear that a college is only teaching oil painting as its entire painting program. It is not surprising when I hear this is a tradition in China, as so much of the history of art…

Shopping for the holidays

27 December, 2006 (17:52) | General | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I went to one of my favorite small town local gift stores for some holiday shopping and again I am reminded how interesting and bizarre this season is. It is the sort of store where the owners want everyone watched and not particularly in a covert way….

Art Basel, Miami

14 December, 2006 (22:47) | General | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I had a great time in Miami last week visiting Art Basel and many of the surrounding venues with my wife Barbara and our companies President, Barbara Schindler. It truly was a wonderful way to see a wide range of work. As you can imagine, the Miami Con…

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