This set contains 1 each of the following colours in a 22ml tube:
Hansa Yellow Opaque, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Blue (GS), Phthalo Green (BS), Titanium White.
A Whole New Paint!
Golden OPEN Acrylic feels like no other paint, combining the best properties of acrylics and oil paint.
Golden OPEN Acrylic dries slowly enough to allow blending but also allows over-painting much sooner than with oils, and being a professional artists acrylic, OPEN washes up with soap and water.
LAYER AND BLEND.
The unique properties of Golden OPEN mean you can layer and blend in some ways that are reminiscent of oils, but give you the flexibility to slow down or speed up the drying. For thin films, OPEN Acrylics remain workable for approximately 10 times longer than Golden Heavy Body Acrylics – anywhere between 40 minutes to 3 hours, depending on colour, thickness and the weather. If you want to speed up the drying, you can use a hairdryer or combine with regular Golden Acrylic colours and mediums.
DOES NOT FORM A SKIN.
Dollops of paint on your palette remain wet and ready to use for over a day, dramatically reduing wasted paint. Like oil paint, you can mix up all your colours before you start painting.
THE SWEET SPOT.
Initially, OPEN has a rather slick and greasy feeling under the brush, but as paint dries and loses some water it gradually thickens, forming a stiffer more oil-like feel. Along this gradient, painters will find what is often termed the SWEET SPOT that suits their particular tecnhique. Once located, it is possible to control and maintain those qualities, something that oil painters have long enjoyed but has been previously unavailable to acrylic painters.
The colours are rich and beautiful, with a slightly lower sheen than Golden Heavy Body.
To achieve their extended working time and unique characteristics, OPEN are engineered with less pigment in wet state, but they dry with a higher pigment to binder ratio than other Golden colours.
Mixing with OPEN mediums will produce a gloss surface, or this can be adjusted later by varnishing (wait at least 30 days).
The slow drying nature of OPEN makes it possible to use witn natural hair brushes, which are quickly destroyed by regular acrylic. Brushes are easy to clean, even if you have unintentionally left them out.
Wet-on-wet blending and softening with black sable brushes is no longer just for oil painting, in fact it is easier to layer up OPEN wet-on-wet without muddying the colour, than it is with oil colour.
Golden OPEN may be blended with regular Golden Acrylic colours and mediums to control consistency and working time.
Golden OPEN is a great first paint – a lot easier than oil and more forgiving than acrylic, bit it is also an important new paint for:
Artists who struggle with the fast drying times characteristic of acrylics.
Artists who want a greater range of control over their materials.
Oil painters who would rather use acrylics for safety and convenience, but find it difficult.
Artists and instructors who value the versatility, ease of use, and low waste.