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GOLDEN OPEN Acrylic Paint

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GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics represent the newest innovation from the folks at GOLDEN. They are designed to increase the open time of acrylic paint, greatly expanding the variety of techniques available to acrylic artists.

OPEN Acrylics remain wet for a long period of time, unlike most acrylics. They also will not produce a skin on the palette during long painting sessions. Painters can control the drying time of OPEN Acrylics depending on the thickness of the paint application. A thin application will "tack-up" allowing additional layers and blending, while thicker applications may be worked for hours. Applications over 1/16 will dry EXTREMELY slow. To speed drying time, OPEN Acrylics can be blended with faster-drying GOLDEN Acrylics and Gel Mediums.

Unique, relaxed working properties
GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics' unique and remarkably relaxed set of working properties lend themselves well to blending, softening, shading, glazing and fine detail. OPEN Acrylics can be used with natural fiber brushes and in a large range of techniques including portraiture, plein air painting, monoprinting, and screenprinting.

2 mediums & 1 additive for ultimate control
OPEN Mediums and Thinner give you the flexibility to alter the working time of OPEN Acrylics. OPEN Acrylic Gel (Gloss) helps adjust color strength and translucency while maintaining consistency. OPEN Acrylic Medium (Gloss) is formulated to a lower viscosity for a more fluid mixture with increased flow. OPEN Thinner contains no binder and is used to maintain and adjust the workability of colors on the palette without the need for water mist or moisturizing palettes.

Compatible with GOLDEN products
OPEN Acrylics may be blended with GOLDEN Acrylics and Gel Mediums to change opacity or alter consistency, while proportionately speeding up drying and shortening working time. However, it is not recommended to apply fast-drying products over wet layers of OPEN Acrylics.

Please note: The colors below are electronic approximations of the actual colors and may not match exactly. Please use for reference only.

Please note that there are certain colors from Golden that we do not stock, but can be special ordered. There is no additional charge for this service. The time frame is generally 2-3 weeks to acquire special orders. Please contact us for more information.

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Overall Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews.

rating title date name city state/province country
Golden Open is great! (5/5) Jun 25, 2010 Celeste
  I am delighted with Golden Open because I am currently painting with the elderly and sometimes need to be aware of breathing and toxicity issues with various traditional oil paint and paint mediums. There is virtually no odor with Golden Open and it doesn't require more than water. The consistency is very similar to oil paint (which my students love) and I couldn't be more pleased with this product. Thank you.
Golden delivers a winner! (5/5) Aug 12, 2008 Beverly Specht Greensburg PA US
  Like many oil painters who have tried acrylics, the transition was a difficult one for me. We wanted our acrylics to be more like oils with long open times for smooth blending. Many acrylic paint manufacturers have promised this, but Golden really delivered! These paints are smooth and creamy, not quite as heavy as their heavy body line. Their colors are excellent. They will stay wet on your palette for days, not hours--DAYS. On your canvas, they will stay wet and blendable as long as you wish, even all day. Do you want them to dry faster? Just use a hair dryer to speed it up. They don't dry out on my brushes so I can even use my expensive natural hair brushes. I find I like to use softer brushes and a lighter touch with these paints. It's no longer necessary to use hog bristle brushes and a lot of muscle to get these paints off my brushes. They really the closest thing to painting with oils that I've ever experienced with acrylics. They don't quite have as much of a pigment load as Golden's other lines, but they had to strike a balance between pigment load and open time. So you may use an extra layer or so to get your coverage. But I don't find this to be a drawback at all. Their working qualities are truly amazing. Using them is so very easy and natural for an old oil painter like me.
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GAC7010-2
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GAC7030-2
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GAC7040-2
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GAC7050-2
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GAC7060-2
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GAC7070-2
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GAC7090-2
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GAC7100-2
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GAC7130-2
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GAC7135-2
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GAC7140-2
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2 oz. - Dioxazine Purple
GAC7150-2
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GAC7170-2
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2 oz. - Hansa Yellow Light
GAC7180-2
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GAC7191-2
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2 oz. - Jenkins Green
GAC7195-2
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2 oz. - Naphthol Red Medium
GAC7220-2
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GAC7225-2
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GAC7240-2
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2 oz. - Phthalo Blue /G.S.
GAC7255-2
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2 oz. - Phthalo Green /B.S.
GAC7270-2
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2 oz. - Pyrrole Red
GAC7277-2
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2 oz. - Quin./ Nickel Azo Gold
GAC7301-2
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2 oz. - Quin. Magenta
GAC7305-2
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2 oz. - Raw Sienna
GAC7340-2
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2 oz. - Raw Umber
GAC7350-2
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2 oz. - Red Oxide
GAC7360-2
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2 oz. - Titan Buff
GAC7370-2
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2 oz. - Titanium White
GAC7380-2
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2 oz. - Transparent Red Iron Oxide
GAC7385-2
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2 oz. - Ultramarine Blue
GAC7400-2
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GAC7407-2
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GAC7450-2
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2 oz. - Indian Yellow Hue
GAC7455-2
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GAC7457-2
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2 oz. - Naples Yellow Hue
GAC7459-2
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2 oz. - Sap Green Hue
GAC7461-2
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GAC7462-2
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2 oz. - Viridian Green Hue
GAC7469-2
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