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These mediums were developed specifically for use with Golden Open Acrylics. Use them to add versatility and extend working time while painting.
Open Acrylics expand the boundaries of acrylic painting, making them suitable for artists whose painting style benefits from extended working time. They can be used for a wide range of techniques, including portraiture, plein air painting, monoprinting, and screenprinting.
Supplied in the same consistency as the Golden Open Acrylic colors. Use it to extend the paints while maintaining their working properties.
Formulated to a lower viscosity than the Golden Open Acrylic colors. Use it to extend the paints when a more fluid mixture is desired to increase flow.
Use this to thin the consistency of paint mixes, or to maintain and adjust the workability of colors on the palette without the use of water mist and moisturizing palettes.
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I'm more open to Open Acrylics
By Sue the Student
Comments about Golden Open Acrylic Mediums:
Open acrylics and mediums give me more flexibility when using acrylics. I'm so glad I gave them a change. Now my favorite acrylics to use in my classes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It works but it's still plastic and gloppy
from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I used this medium with Golden Open acrylics when looking for a way to do plein air paintings that would dry quickly. Normally, I paint in oils. I thought this "gel" would be a gel, but really it's just a thickish glop that doesn't hold it's shape at all if you put a blob of it on your palette. It's actually about the same consistency as the Open acrylic paint, so it doesn't help the texture of the paint at all. I think it does make the paint a bit more translucent. I was rather disappointed in the whole experience and ended up going back to oils with fast dry alkyd mediums.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Matte medium is practically indispensable
Since I tend to mix small amounts of paint, the medium both keeps the paint wet and extends it, particularly if I did not mix quite enough. I also like it for adding transparency to darks. The matte variety dries flat, which I prefer. Finally, it is easy to dispense from the bottle with nozzle.
Best in class!
By The Bear
from Little Rock, Arkansas
Smooth gliding and super blending wet out on wet canvas doing realistic landscapes. To
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Lucy Lu
I had debated whether to purchase this medium for Golden's open product since I already had regular acrylic paint, but I did want the advantage of the extended time the open acrylic gives you. So after doing some research I found Goldens open medium could be mixed with any acrylic paint. So I purchased Golden open acrylic paint in a few of the colors that I needed. I also purchased the open thinner too and the open medium to use with the acrylic paint I already had in my studio. I love that I have more working time especially when using on my gelli plate for mono prints.
By Paintin' Up a Storm
from Dixon, IL
A small bottle came with my Landscape Srt of Golden Open Acrylics. It gives the paint a smooth flow without diluting the color like water does. So I ordered more.
I am addicted
I use it with my golden open acrylic and it is always a pure pleasure : )
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Adding a touch of golden open acrylic medium to ANY of my brands of acrylics makes them glide across the canvas! I get at least an hour of open time and the paint dries with a nice oil paint type gloss.
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By Bets artist
from Eastern Oregon
Love Golden products they always deliver fantastic color for all my art projects!
So far, so good
from Cadillac, MI
I am just beginning to explore acrylic mediums. For years I did oils exclusively, but have had to switch because of health issues. I am really enjoying the gloss medium, matt medium, and thinner that I have used so far. They stand up to the advertised uses and more. I can't wait to try some of the others from Golden Open Acrylics.
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