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How to work with Golden Open Acrylics

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop experimenting with Golden Open Acrylics by Chris Cozen.

These open acrylics were created to remain workable for longer periods of time than the regular heavy body and fluid acrylics. They are formulated with an optimum balance of pigment load and 100% acrylic polymer dispersion to produce a paint with a uniquely relaxed set of working characteristics and a versatility that allows artists to explore a wider range of techniques such as portraiture and landscape painting that rely on softening, shading, glazing and creating fine detail. They remain wet on the palette for extended periods and you can mix them with any other Golden mediums and paints to reduce their open time or you can mix them with specially formulated Open Mediums to keep them workable for the maximum time. There is even an Open Thinner which will make the paint workable again once it has begun to dry.