New GOLDEN High Flow Acrylic Colors

Make your Mark!

There has been an incredible innovation in acrylic paints and that is the NEW GOLDEN High Flow Acrylic Paint. A thin paint with an ink-like consistency, perfect for applications with calligraphy, painting or other crafts. Thin enough to go directly from the bottle into an airbrush, refillable marker or dip pen, this new paint is very versatile. 

Perfect With:

It's also compatible with other GOLDEN Acrylics; High Flow Acrylics are perfect for fine-detail paintings, washes, staining, airbrush techniques, calligraphy and illustration.

New Formula:

This new acrylic formula offers a new palette that includes many single-pigment colors, as well as new Fluorescent and Iridescent colors. So while it acts like an ink, it's actually an acrylic and that means the colors will match their counterparts in GOLDEN Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylics and offer the same archival qualities you demand from artist-quality paint.

If you have used GOLDEN Airbrush colors in the past, the new High Flow Acrylics will be replacing the Airbrush line. If you enjoyed the airbrush paints, then you will definitely enjoy the High Flow Acrylics. Designed to offer the same superior performance through an airbrush, the new High Flow colors also inspire broader uses through tools such as dip pens, fine line applicators, refillable markers and home made "mops"-simple markers made with a small squeeze bottle and piece of felt. They work beautifully on almost any surface, including paper, canvases (raw or primed), board, wood, fabric and more!

Innovative and New Features of the High Flow line:

  • Pigments vs Dye-High Flow colors are made with pigments that are proven to last, while many other markers and inks use plant-based dyes that are known to fade.
  • Water-based- Some graffiti markers use hazardous solvents like xylene; High Flow is water-based, low odor, and cleans up easily with water.
  • Archival Integrity-High Flow Acrylics are proven to last for generations, which is important when your art moves from the street into the gallery.


See the GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics in action with David and Jorden Doody!



Practice Makes Perfect


Tips for Learning the Art of Practice

Very few and very rare human beings in history have been enormously talented in one area by means of a seeming natural ability. As for the rest of us, to become skilled at our desired hobby, we must practice. And as they say, practice makes perfect. Dancers fit their toes into their ballet slippers most days of the week and yogis practice their contortionist body bends regularly to get better all the time. Writers are told they must spend X amount of hours putting their pen to the page. So too must artists paint or draw nearly on a daily basis.

But, just like any form of exercise, there is a "right" way and a "wrong" way to do it. Here are a few tips and things to remember to help you practice and become a better artist:

    • An effective practice is one that strengthens your weakest points. When it comes to your art, you may already know what areas you need to work on, or which of your techniques could use improvement. However, if you're already stumped, have someone look at your work-a teacher, fellow painter, or even a friend-and get a second opinion. Brace yourself for criticism, and know that if they tell you that your art is perfect, they are likely not telling the truth. In this case, it's best to get an objective source.
    • Next, isolate the skill you would like to improve. If there is more than one area you are wanting to fix and improve upon, then take them one at a time. For example, if it is your sketches you would like to make stronger, but you also need to get better at mixing paints to get the perfect color, don't attack them both at once. Design individual exercises where you can work on one and then the next, but not as part of the same composition.
    • You must also allocate time for your practice. This may be the hardest step of all. It is all too easy to make excuses or say you will start tomorrow. Start now. Once it becomes a solidified part of your routine, you will wonder how you ever passed the days without it. 
    • Get the right equipment for practicing. Maybe what you will need is the right sketchpad to take with you and sketch whenever you can or during your allotted time commitment. A useful tool for painters who are looking for a better way to practice is a disposable palette. They come with many pages for mixing paints and you can simply throw them away when you are finished, no washing up. This gives you even more time to practice when there is less cleaning involved.
    • Once you've made the time commitment, it is critical to create pieces from direct observation. That means: no copying from a painting, photograph, or any other image with two dimensions. Get into the 3D world and practice drawing or painting subjects that you can reach out and touch. Even in the case of a landscape, which you cant exactly reach out and touch, you have to experience the sensation of being a part of it. How else do you convey authenticity to your audience?        

An important element of the artist's role is to experience life and share that experience. Tenured artists also suggest observing people in action and re-creating their gestures on your canvas or sketchpad. A local bar or cafe, a sunny park, or the beach are all places where you can find people engaging in activities that could translate well into a perfect piece of artwork. So get out there, experience the world, practice and improve on your art skills!

And for more tips and practice help, check out our section of Free Art Lessons.




New Mimik Brushes

A Better Experience!

Jerry's is constantly on the search for new great products on the market. And recently, we found one to beat out the others. The Mimik Watercolor brush is an incredible synthetic water color brush that is a great alternative to squirrel hair brushes. The Mimik brush is the new environmentally friendly way to enjoy watercolor painting!

Finding high quality synthetic brushes have long been a problem for environmentally conscious or vegan watercolor painters. Now, Creative Mark, a favorite brush maker of ours has paired with one of the leading synthetic hair makers to create an animal-friendly brush with all the benefits of squirrel hair brushes. This synthetic hair acts just like a blend of squirrel hair and Kolinsky sable hair. Its both innovative and revolutionary, most other synthetic blends don't hold up like the Mimik brush does.

It also holds an amazing amount of color for washes and laying down lots of color. However what really sets it apart from other brushes is the amount of control you get with it. Customers have been raving about how well the brushes hold together and don't loose the synthetic hairs from the brush like cheaper brushes often do. One customer even had this to say about how well the brushes performed:

"These brushes have many of the good qualities of sable and cost relatively little. I mostly use the silver brush sable brushes and I don't see a great deal of difference between the natural hair and the Mimik Synthetic. The Mimik brushes hold color well, snap into a fine point, and clean up nicely. they are quite soft which I consider a plus. I have not had any stray hairs or misshapen points so far and the fit and finish are good."

The Mimik brushes are also an excellent value, with sets of 8 brushes starting at $49.99 and including round, rigger, filbert, flat wash and wash mate shapes.Each brush has a stylish blue-grey handle and nickel-plated brass ferrules. And of course, all brushes are also sold separately. They are perfect for watercolor, gouache, and acrylics paints and can masterfully control paints for large washes or precise movements.

Brushes made with animal hair might perform just as well as these brushes, but they definitely don't perform better. So try these brushes out for yourself. They really are a terrific alternative to squirrel and sable haired brushes and give the same control, paint holding capacity and brush response!

(No squirrels were harmed in the writing of this blog or the making of the Mimik Brush)


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