Last week I participated in the "Golden Artist Educator Program", with Golden Artist Colors, the people who make that fabulous acrylic paint that we all love. The GAEP is not the Golden Working Artist program; GAEP's purpose is to give artist/teachers, such as myself, loads of information and tools to help us educate our students about all the cool stuff Golden makes. I will still stick with my Utrecht Matte Medium, and my Blick Matte Acrylics for particular applications, and I will not stop experimenting with different brands of paint and mediums (I am not married to Golden). I do have, however, a more in depth knowledge of Golden products, and will be able to help students find the best ones for their purposes. Also, I've discovered the immense resources available on Golden's web site. Check out their video library, their YouTube channel, back issues of Just Paint, Mix More Media, which provides loads of information on combining painting with digital printing, Mark Golden's blog, full of useful information.
Here are a few pix:
|my favorite fluid acrylics|
|The new "High Flow", replacing the air brush colors. These are as fluid as water, but with the same pigment load as the other paints. Great for intense washes and spattering.|
|A plethora of paint|
|OPENs; use these when you need a long working time, or if you live in a dry climate. These are great to use with the gelliarts gel plate.|
|We made DOZENS of sample boards that demonstrate the various qualities of the Golden paints and mediums.|
|In this project we each painted this peach on a plate using "traditional" painting techniques: an underpainting, a painting, and then glazing. We used Open acrylics for this for their long working time.|
|This was one of my favorite exercises: we each made a color wheel using a different set of primaries.|
|I used Naples Yellow, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and Manganese Blue. I LOVE the greens I got with the Naples Yellow and Manganese Blue!|
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