Golden Open Acrylic 60ml tubes are filled with artist quality, slow-drying acrylic paints. Their unique slow-drying formula gives you more time to work with your paint and they are available in a range of 81 colours.
These slow drying acrylics will open up a whole world of new painting techniques previously limited to oils. Their longer open time means that they can be easily blended and will not dry as quickly on your palette - they can even be used for some printmaking techniques! Artists who cover or seal their palettes have found that they are able to use the same colours for weeks - this helps to minimise waste and preserve your colour mixes! They have a slightly softer consistency than Golden's Heavy Body Acrylic colours.
Golden believe that artists have the right to know what chemicals they are working with, and so have developed their own Health & Safety labelling system. You should follow basic precautions when using any Golden Products. Each label gives pigment identification information as well as general guidelines for safe use, and on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which list hazards of product components without incorporating the use assumptions of toxicological risk assessment. Golden's label advice for using chemical products safely, while conservative, emphasizes the need to err on the side of caution when using art materials. It's a lot of information to fit onto a label, Golden believe it's the best service they can offer. More information about Golden Health & Safety Labelling
The slow drying makes possible techniques that are used with oil paints. The acrylics are more slippery in texture though and don't give the same feel as oils. Also a lot of the colours are transparent which is good for glazes but not if coverage is needed .More expensive than oils the only advantages are a quicker drying time than oils and more working time than standard acrylics. Good range of colours available. Clare Buchta (Reading, United Kingdom) on 1 Dec 2019
Went on professional artist course and used this brand for the first time. What a difference! Gorgeous colour: improved my work Carol Curtis (Liversedge, United Kingdom) on 25 Mar 2020