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Started by Charles Emery in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari on Saturday. 1 Reply

11 X 14 on canvas board plein airContinue

Tags: Beach, Florida, Hollywood

Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID)

Started by Charles Eisener in General Discussions. Last reply by Deborah Alavosius Jun 29. 3 Replies

Golden's latest newsletter again deals with this issue, which is unique to acrylics (and latex paint).  A new series of tests has confirmed that two coats of gloss medium under the gesso will control this issue better than GAC100, which was their…Continue

Bluebell woods

Started by Denise Thornton in Gallery - no critiques - just sharing. Last reply by Deborah Alavosius Jun 29. 3 Replies

This painting has taken me 3 years. Time for a change…Continue

Tags: Bluebells

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Acrylic drying time

Posted by Charles Eisener on May 24, 2018 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

This has been mentioned in several earlier blogs, but the latest Golden newsletter has another article on the topic, so maybe it is time to share an "update".

Acrylic paint dries due to the loss of water, either by evaporation or by…


Hansa Yellows & Zinc White

Posted by Charles Eisener on February 23, 2018 at 6:04pm 2 Comments

Golden's latest newsletter is an eye-opener.  As a direct result of their own research, they are discontinuing the use of Zinc Oxide in their oil colours.  This is due to the extreme cracking and delamination noted in relatively fresh paint films…


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