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Preparing for winter

27 November, 2006 (09:51) | From Home | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

We’ve gotten off pretty easy so far this fall in Upstate NY. Just a few dustings of snow and a bit of frost on the car to scrape off in the morning. I can only hope that this beginning portends a mild and short winter. Not likely…

The real dope on Unbleached Titanium

10 November, 2006 (14:51) | Plastic Arts | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I was looking around the internet and saw several references to “Unbleached Titanium” and I thought I fill in at least some of the gaps.

Actually the name Unbleached Titanium was given to a product first produced by Bocour Artist Colors…

Hot chili contest!

9 November, 2006 (17:26) | From Home | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

We just finished our annual chili cook-off at Golden Artists Colors yesterday and this year after 10 failed attempts, I finally won. It was a hard fought competition, with 9 other very capable entries, but fortunately I was able to prevail. I am conv…

Sharing art in Tokyo

29 October, 2006 (20:13) | General | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I had the wonderful opportunity that previously had eluded me during my trips over the last 10 years in Japan. It was all due to the effort of the Turner Color Co. and Yumi Yomaguchi who describes herself as a “cheerleader” for the arts in Japan. She…

Touring Japan

22 October, 2006 (01:01) | From Home | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

The first week of our lecture tour in Japan is almost over. We’ve enjoyed lectures in Kyoto at Kyoto Seika University and Seian University; in Nagoya at Aichi Prefecture University and in Osaka at the Osaka University of Arts. I’ve been j…

Digital Taps

20 October, 2006 (01:01) | From Home | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I was listening to NPR yesterday and they were presenting a story of a recent burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Behind the reporter was the playing of “Taps”. What an incredibly haunting melody. This version was one of the sweetest ma…

Color changes

13 October, 2006 (17:11) | Plastic Arts | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I’ll admit it… I’m a color junkie. I love making new colors. Every time we investigate a new pigment, I’m trying to figure out how we can put it into the line. Unfortunately, reality sets in for a moment and no matter our po…

Read the label?

9 October, 2006 (01:01) | From Home | 7 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Writing a label is a bit like writing Haiku; there are strict standards and requirements with very little space. The best label will have all the essential information and provide it in legible format in the appropriate language.

Unfortunately, b…

Is High Gloss Back?

4 October, 2006 (01:01) | General | No comments
Post by Mark Golden

I’ve seen over the past few years, a trend back towards an incredible almost mirror like gloss that artists have been incorporating into their work. For many years we have been directed by artists to create products that tended to move in the oth…

Art materials that self-destruct

29 September, 2006 (01:01) | General | 3 comments
Post by Mark Golden

Many of the issues we confront here at Golden Artist Colors relate to the permanency of the materials we produce. Continually trying to push the boundaries for how long and how well these materials will last.

We have had several requests during t…

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