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GOLDEN Answers Artists' Requests for More Unique Textures
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GOLDEN Answers Artists’ Requests for Unique Textures
GOLDEN Introduces Three New Textures to the Marketplace

– Columbus, NY, April 19, 2007

Just when you thought the world had enough acrylic gels, GOLDEN has added three new textures and pastes to its incredible array of unique artist mediums. The company is expanding its range of offerings to include three new innovative products — Glass Bead Gel, Fiber Paste and Coarse Molding Paste.  Recognizing artists’ tremendous interest in unique textures, GOLDEN is not only inspiring experimentation, creative applications and unique possibilities for artists already familiar with what gels can do for their work, but also opening the door to artists just starting to explore gels and pastes. The possibilities are endless.  

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to launch these new products,” said Product Manager, Dana Rice.  “We’ve been engaged in conversations with artists about these mediums for awhile, so we’re pleased to be able to answer their requests and provide them to a larger audience.  We are committed to giving artists the most imaginative tools possible so that they are able to turn their vision into reality.”

Glass Bead Gel, made with genuine glass beads, offers a clear, textural gel with a unique reflective quality.  It can be used un-tinted for layered texture or mixed with iridescent or transparent colors for increased color play.  Mixing it with opaque colors will create a sand-like appearance.

Fiber Paste, with the look of handmade paper, offers an opaque, flexible, rough surface that is ideal as a ground or a texture.  Artists can skim it with a wet palette knife for a smooth, paper-like surface.

Coarse Molding Paste at first glance may look similar to Light Molding Paste, but is harder, warmer in color and more translucent.  With good tooth, this paste makes a great surface for color washes of Fluid Acrylic Colors or as a ground for drawing media.

The Gel Medium line extension will feature Glass Bead Gel, Fiber Paste and Coarse Molding Paste in all five Gel Medium Acrylic sizes: 2 oz. samples, 8 oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., and 128 oz.  Artists can expect to find these new products in their local retail stores this summer.

About Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Founded in 1980 by the Golden family, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. began producing acrylic paint as a result of conversations with artists who needed new materials to help them explore more innovative ways of working with acrylic. The products that Sam Golden developed as the result of collaborations with these painters became his inspiration and central motif that he carried forward in the creation of GOLDEN.  GOLDEN takes pride in the fact that its Custom Lab is the only facility of its kind, dedicated to designing products to the specifications of individual artists. Developing paints to meet exacting criteria is the specialty of GOLDEN’s custom operations.

For more information about Golden Artist Colors, Inc., which is an ESOP company, and its comprehensive product offering, call 1-800-959-6543.  Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors, can be reached through his blog, Mark Golden on Paint at  The purpose of his blog is to engage the citizens of the arts community — whether they are artists, manufacturers, retailers, collectors or other interested parties — on a wide variety of arts-related topics such as the evolution and use of the acrylic paint medium, industry issues, artist resources, studio safety, and other personal reflections.