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Golden : Open Acrylic Sets

Product Code: P-GOLDENOASET

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Golden Open Acrylics are a truly unique acrylic paint range. They are formulated with a relaxed set of working characteristics which give them the feature of having a prolonged drying time. This means that they are workable for a similar length of time as a professional Artist oil color, with the added bonus of one not having to use very abrasive and harmful solvents when working. So you can blend, soften, shade, glaze and use fine detail with your open acrylic colors without any danger of the paint drying too quickly.

As well as the opening up of possibilities with your acrylic color, it allows the paint to remain on your palette for longer without an annoying and wasteful skin forming on the top. As with oils, thin layers of paint will dry quicker than thicker layers, so you can glaze over the top when the initial layer is dry. Thicker layers are workable for hours, and layers thicker than 1/16' will dry incredibly slowly (again, as one would also expect with oils.) Golden paints recommend that the artist mix Open Acrylics with a Gel Medium for heavy impasto techniques (as otherwise the paint will not fully dry throughout, deeming it relatively unstable and liable to cracking over time). For deep transparent painting techniques the Open Acrylic Gel (gloss) medium will maintain color strength whilst maintaining consistency, and for thinner glazes and washes the Acrylic Medium (gloss) will allow you to achieve a more fluid consistency, increasing flow, but not weakening the structure of the paint in the same way that adding water would.

The Open Thinner does not contain any binders and allows the artist to maintain and adjust workability of colors on the palette without the use of water mist or a stay wet palette.

Open Acrylic colors can be blended with Golden Acrylics and Gel Mediums to change the opacity of a color and alter its consistency, whilst simultaneously increasing the drying time. It is not recommended to apply fast drying regular acrylic color on the top of Open Acrylic colors, as it will be detrimental to the flexibility of the paint film. Instead, as with oils, work wet on wet or wet on dry, but not wet on semi-dry, as this will not allow the painting to dry in a proper and stable manner.

Please note - Golden place a high priority on the health and safety of the artists's studio and materials. They feel the artists should be aware of any potential hazards so Golden far surpass the required quantity of health and safety advice on their labels. Their products are not more dangerous, just more fully labelled.

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Product Code P-GOLDENOASET
To use with Acrylic
Transparency N/A

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Love the colours and the way they work.

Feefo
 

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Recently I bought some larger tubes of Golden Open Acrylics and this set I ordered to give some additional colours albeit in smaller tubes The first thing I would say about these acrylics is how the slower drying properties make the process of painting detail and soft edges a breeze They have the consistency of Liquitex soft body and are a pleasure on the brush and the canvas I would point out though that this set might not be the first choice for introduction to these excellent paints if you are looking for single pigment colours The theory being that colour mixing is better achieved using colours based on a single pigment where as these colours with the exception of the ultramarine and the white have 3 pigments each to achieve their Hue colour Not surprising when you think they are trying to produce traditional colours but a buyer could feel that buying single pigment colours and then making their own mixtures might be a better option Although the cost would be higher the tubes would be larger There is genuinely less waste using this paint so the cost might be worth it in the long run I wish Jacksons could make their own version of open acrylics at a bit lower cost

John
 

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Lovely to use. An opportunity to paint differently.

Feefo
 

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Good choice of colours in the set. Love Golden products.

Feefo
 

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Great quality. Same goes for all Open paints.

Feefo
 

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Love the product. I paid a good price for the intro set.

Feefo
 

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As expected, good to use with Gelli plate

Feefo
 

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The product is new to me and as a result I would have loved to have had a few more colours of a smaller size.

Feefo
 

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Love these acrylics, I can get the blending results I want

Feefo
 

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Tried both the intro sets and have already ordered more paints and mediums from this range. I love the results I am getting.

Feefo
 

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Still getting used to them but very good intoduction

Feefo
 

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Looking forward to trying them out!

Feefo
 

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Excellent value

Feefo
 

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First time I've used Golden Open acrylics. Love them!

Feefo
 

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Really super products and will purchase more. Have waited years for an Acrylic paint that would have this delayed drying time. I feel sure the other acrylic manufacturers will have to follow Goldens lead as more artists discover the Open Acrylic principle and switch to Golden.

Feefo
 

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Unrivaled ease of use for monoprint etc Superb quality and nice color collection.

Feefo
 

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the traditional set had very good colours and i liked the way they worked because i am used to oils, but i haven't had time to try these modern colours yet but i am hoping i will like them as much as the traditional set.

Feefo
 

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Very good size product to try out before spending a lot of money on the larger tubes.

Feefo
 

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Best acrylics i have ever used!!!!

Feefo
 

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It's Golden! you know you're getting quality!

Feefo
 

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The Golden range is the most exacting medium I have worked with. I can ecommend all the Golden range.

Feefo
 

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It seems to show great possibilites - will buy more and am recommending it to everybody!

Feefo
 

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just like oils

Feefo
 
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