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Golden Fluid Acrylic Color 30ml Bottle


Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying (particularly when mixed with GOLDEN Airbrush Medium), staining techniques and many others.

Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and lightfast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. Fluids allow for smooth flowing applications while retaining color intensity, tinting strength, film integrity, and adhesion.

Fluids blend easily with all acrylic colors, and readily tint gels, mediums, gessoes and grounds. Fluid Acrylics are extremely versatile, and ideal for fine brushwork, glazing, staining, water media techniques and many more. Mix Fluid Acrylics with Airbrush Medium for airbrush application of artwork including textiles.

Hansa Yellow Light #2180340
Hansa Yellow Opaque #2191355
Hansa Yellow Medium #2190340
Benzimidazolone Yellow Light #2009340
Benzimidazolone Yellow Medium #2008340
Diarylide Yellow #2147425
Primary Yellow #2422325
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue #2428355
Nickel Azo Yellow #2225425
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide #2386340
Transparent Red Iron Oxide #2385340
Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold #2301470
Quinacridone Burnt Orange #2280470
Indian Yellow Hue #2436355
Vat Orange #2403490
Pyrrole Orange #2276490
Transparent Pyrrole Orange #2384370
Pyrrole Red Light #2279490
Pyrrole Red #2277490
Naphthol Red Light #2210370
Naphthol Red Medium #2220370
Quinacridone Red #2310425
Quinacridone Crimson #2290470
Quinacridone Magenta #2305470
Quinacridone Violet #2330425
Primary Magenta #2421425
Cadmium Red Medium Hue #2425355
Alizarin Crimson Hue #2435470
Ultramarine Violet #2401355
Permanent Violet Dark #2253470
Dioxazine Purple #2150425
Anthraquinone Blue #2005470
Ultramarine Blue #2400325
Cobalt Blue #2140490
Cerulean Blue Chromium #2050470
Cerulean Blue Deep #2051540
Phthalo Blue (Red Shade) #2260355
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) #2255355
Manganese Blue Hue #2437310
Primary Cyan #2420325
Prussian Blue Hue #2439355
Teal #2369340
Cobalt Turquois #2144490
Cobalt Teal #2145470
Turquois (Phthalo) #2390355
Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) #2270355
Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade) #2275355
Jenkins Green #2195470
Permanent Green Light #2250355
Chromium Oxide Green #2060340
Green Gold #2170470
Viridian Green Hue #2443310
Sap Green Hue #2440355
Yellow Oxide #2410310
Yellow Ochre #2407310
Raw Sienna #2340310
Naples Yellow Hue #2438325
Burnt Sienna #2020310
Red Oxide #2360310
Violet Oxide #2405310
Burnt Umber Light #2035310
Raw Umber #2350310
Van Dyke Brown Hue #2442340
Paynes Gray #2240325
Bone Black #2010310
Carbon Black #2040310
Titan Buff #2370310
Zinc White #2415310
Titanium White #2380310

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Mixing Fluids with other GOLDEN Products

The Fluid Colors can be mixed with most of our other GOLDEN Mediums, Grounds, Gessoes, Gels and other paint lines, including our Heavy Body Acrylics, High Flow Acrylics, High Load Colors, Iridescent Colors, Paste Paints and Matte Acrylics. By blending paint lines of different viscosities, artists can create virtually any paint consistency without sacrificing color strength. The Heavy Body Acrylics can be thinned very effectively with water, but since the Fluids start at a lower viscosity, less water is needed. Remember: the more water added to the acrylics, the greater the subsequent shrinking of the paint layer. Too much water will reduce the binding capability of all of the acrylic paints and also tends to flatten out their sheen.

When used for applications other than staining and washes, we recommend diluting the Fluids with no more than a 1:1 ratio of Fluid Acrylic to water. When using the Fluids specifically for staining and washes, there is no limit to how much water can be added. Film integrity will automatically result when the substrate absorbs the paint mixture. Washes can also be sealed with an acrylic medium to increase overall film strength.

Brushing Quality

Fluid Acrylics load a brush more evenly than thicker paints, and they also flow consistently off the brush, allowing for longer, more uniform brush strokes. This is one of the key features of the Fluids, resulting from their low viscosity. Artists can lay down thin passages of paint that have high pigment loads; these thin passages would not be possible to achieve by diluting a paint with a higher viscosity.

When a heavier stroke is required, Fluids can be blended with any of the GOLDEN Gels. Soft, Regular, Heavy or Extra-Heavy Gels will all thicken the paint to various extents. Because of the thin consistency and potency of the Fluids, they are the easiest of all the paint systems to incorporate into powerful gel mixtures.

Pours & Puddles

The Fluids can be poured and puddled, dripped and dragged onto the canvas to achieve some unique effects. By altering the speed, the distance from the substrate and nozzle size or shape while pouring, one can control the size and shape of the resulting pour or drip. Working with different Fluid colors together, either simultaneously or at different times, can be an interesting technique.

There are a few GOLDEN mediums that work especially well with the Fluids for various pour/drip/puddle effects. Adding small amounts of GAC-800 to the Fluids can reduce the crazing that occurs. Clear Tar Gel mixes with the Fluids for dripping purposes, and can yield lines that range from spider-web fine to brushstroke thick.

Thick Film Drying Considerations

When paint is being applied in relatively thick films, one must remember that all acrylic paints shrink considerably (approximately 25-40%) upon drying. This tendency, coupled with the thin consistency of the Fluids, will yield surface defects called crazes. Crazing is the result of the tremendous force exerted on the surface of the paint film as the film dries and shrinks. It can appear as rips, tears or valleys that run through the surface of the poured paint. Blending Fluids with GOLDEN Soft, Medium, Heavy or Extra Heavy Gels will significantly help to prevent crazing.

Product Gloss Variance

In keeping with the standards created by our Heavy Body Acrylics, when formulating the Fluid line we consciously decided not to add the flattening agents or opacifiers typically added to other acrylic paints. Such fillers are frequently added to unify the sheen of a line of paints and to make all colors uniformly opaque. We decided that each pigment would be made to its own level of matte or gloss and its own unique degree of opacity or transparency, depending upon its own intrinsic nature. These decisions have allowed our colors to retain their clearest and cleanest quality, especially when used in washes or glazes where their brilliance is displayed. It is always possible to add matting agents and other whitening materials to the product, but once added, it is impossible to take them away.

Because the Fluid Acrylics contain no flattening agents or opacifiers, it is quite evident when looking at our color chart that our colors do vary in gloss. For example, our Ultramarine Blue or Raw Umber appear quite matte, while the Dioxazine Purple and Vat Orange are extremely glossy. Although some artists find this variation problematic, many artists appreciate the nuances of color, sheen, and transparency or opacity that exist within our Fluid line. (For artists desiring a consistent sheen and opacity in a fluid paint line, our Matte Fluids provide this option. See below for more information.)

Film Flexibility

The Fluid colors retain excellent flexibility when dry, greatly diminishing the likelihood of the cracking that occurs in other natural and synthetic polymer systems. The acrylics can absorb the constant stress and strain placed on canvas when shipped or as it expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. Please note: acrylics begin to harden at 15 degrees Centigrade or 59 degrees Fahrenheit, and become quite hard at temperatures below freezing. This is especially important to remember when shipping a painting in freezing conditions or when unrolling a painting that has been kept in cold storage. The paint will not spontaneously crack when frozen, but because it will be very brittle, care should be exercised in handling. When a painting has been exposed to such cold conditions, it is important to allow it to warm sufficiently before rolling, unrolling or any other handling occurs.

The swatches are for reference only. Shades and texture may vary due to the color and resolution of your computer screen.

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