Because OPEN Acrylics dry slowly, painters who cover their palettes or use sealed containers have been able to use the same colors for weeks, reducing the amount of paint wasted and preserving color mixtures for future use. GOLDEN Acrylics remain wet far longer than other acrylics, facilitating blending, softening, shading, glazing and fine detail. They resist skinning on the palette during long painting sessions. These unique characteristics make them ideal for a range of techniques including portraiture, plein air painting and monoprinting.
This set includes Seven – 22 ml Acrylic Tubes, One – 59 ml Acrylic Tube, One 30 ml OPEN Thinner. Includes: 22 ml Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Blue Hue, Sap Green Hue, 59 ml Titanium White, 30 ml OPEN Thinner and an OPEN Application Guide.
OPEN Acrylics are a slow-drying paint with a slightly softer consistency than our Heavy Body paints. The increased working time of these colors expands their range to include more traditional techniques once only possible with oils. Thick applications can dry extremely slowly, so we recommend artists only use OPEN Colors thinly (< 1 mm). Drying time can also be accelerated by mixing OPEN with faster-drying acrylics like our Fluid and Heavy Body colors. The slow-drying capability of OPEN Acrylics also makes the suitable for some printmaking techniques.
GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics continue to be adopted by more and more artists who are finding these innovative slow-drying acrylics to be the perfect acrylic for their painting style. OPEN Acrylics are ideal for:
- Representational art
- Printing techniques
- Subtractive techniques
- Mixing with standard acrylics
For inspiration and to learn more about OPEN Acrylics, go to the GOLDEN YouTube channel. New videos will be released periodically throughout the rest of the year and will include Palette Management and Blending. Videos currently on our site include:
There are also Step-by-Step Lesson Plans on our site that you may be interested in trying!
- Subtractive: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/color/open/Subtractive.pdf
- Monoprinting: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/color/open/Monoprinting.pdf
For more information about OPEN Acrylics and any of our other professional art materials, go to www.goldenpaints.com or call Technical Support Services at 1-800-959-6543.