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Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics

Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics are known for their exceptionally smooth, thick, buttery consistency, and for their excellent permanency and lightfastness. These paints have the ability to "stand up" and retain brush strokes or palette knife marks on the canvas.

Heavy Body Artist Acrylics also contain the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion vehicle available to the professional artist. They contain no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes.

Each Golden Heavy Body color is formulated differently depending upon the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish, while colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. Since Heavy Body Acrylics contain no additives, such as matting agents, the gloss of each color will be different.

All Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors are thixotropic in nature. This means that when brushing or stirring, the paints actually lose viscosity and feel much thinner. The faster the paints are moving, the thinner they feel. Returned to a state of rest, Golden Heavy Body Acrylic paints gradually increase in thickness until they are again restored to their formulated viscosity.

Golden Heavy Body Acrylics retain excellent flexibility when dry, greatly diminishing the possibility of cracking that occurs in other natural and synthetic polymer systems. They also can absorb the constant stress and strain placed on canvas when it is shipped, or as it expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity.

A hand-painted color chart is available upon request.

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Golden Heavy Body Acrylics
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Golden Heavy Body Acrylics
Yellow Ochre, 2 oz Tube
Cadmium Red Medium Hue, 4 oz Jar
Viridian Green Hue, 5 oz Tube
Hookers Green Hue, 8 oz Jar
Naphathol Red Medium, 16 oz Jar
Cobalt Blue, 32 oz Jar
Mars Black, 128 oz Jar

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The GOLDEN MXR (Virtual Paint Mixer) is a tool which allows the artist to virtually experiment with and explore color options within the GOLDEN palette.

Golden Heavy Body Acrylics were the first products introduced by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., in 1980. Initially, the Heavy Body line was sold directly to artists in Manhattan in quart and gallon containers. Pints, 8 oz, and 4 oz jars soon followed, as the products gained more and more popularity with professional artists. Tubes of Golden Heavy Body Acrylics finally appeared on the market in 1990.

In 1980, it was considered unusual to contain a heavy body, high-viscosity paint in a jar. Almost all of the literature written about acrylic paints at that time implied that jar colors were thin, and tube colors were thicker.

Actually, the first waterborne acrylic paint was thin, similar in consistency to house paint. Only after technological improvements allowing for thicker paint formulations occurred could artist acrylics be sold in tubes.

Since Golden got its start by directly supplying professional artists, the company provided Heavy Body Acrylics in larger-size containers. As Golden products became widely accessible, jars and tubes provided more size and packaging options for a growing group of artists with a variety of needs.

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00620-3234 1552  Cadmium Red Medium Hue 4 oz Jar    List $17.05 $8.63BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-5164 1051  Cerulean Blue Deep 4 oz Jar    List $31.85 $16.09BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet availableProp 65
00620-7164 1142  Cobalt Green 4 oz Jar    List $17.05 $7.41BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet availableProp 65
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00620-4384 1202  Mars Yellow 4 oz Jar    List $13.50 $6.85BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-3754 1220  Naphthol Red Medium 4 oz Jar    List $19.90 $10.19BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-7084 1250  Permanent Green Light 4 oz Jar    List $17.05 $8.74BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
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00620-3694 1279  Pyrrole Red Light 4 oz Jar    List $28.75 $14.52BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-3784 1290  Quinacridone Crimson 4 oz Jar    List $25.50 $12.83BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-3794 1320  Quinacridone Red Light 4 oz Jar    List $25.50 $11.32BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-4904 1384  Transparent Pyrrole Orange 4 oz Jar    List $19.90 $9.69BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-3704 1385  Transparent Red Iron Oxide 4 oz Jar    List $15.85 $7.92BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-4014 1386  Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide 4 oz Jar    List $15.85 $7.89BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
00620-5964 1390  Turquois (Phthalo) 4 oz Jar    List $17.05 $8.64BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
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00620-4944 1403  Vat Orange 4 oz Jar    List $28.75 $14.63BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details) Material Safety Data Sheet available
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