Art Insider – July Class Updates & Golden Acrylics Product updates

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July Classes

July class registration times are ending soon! Some students have already signed up for the month of drawing and oil/acrylic classes. If you are planning on attending a class in July, please make sure you are registered at least two days before the start of the class.

Drawing and Sculpture Class registration has ended on Thursday morning the 29th of June.

Drawing Class is a GO for the month. Single Sessions are open now. Please contact the Art Store at 9284430749 or come by the store to register for your spaces for the month or singles during this month. There is only 2 spaces left for the month of July.

Oil & Acrylic Painting Class is a GO for the month. Single Sessions are open now. Please contact the Art Store at 9284430749 or come by the store to register for your spaces for the month or singles during this month. There has been an instructor change for this class, Keith Kendall will be taking over the painting class on thursdays.

Sculpture/Ceramic Class is cancelled for the month of July.

To view the present class and workshop schedule, please click here.

Drawing class event           

The Spring Sale is here!

This is a big sale for us. We need to clear out some of the discontinued from the sales floor items. 50% off  on these items is a great deal!

All in-stock Daniel Smith watercolor tubes, sticks and grounds are 25% off their MSRP!

Golden’s 2oz Heavy Body tubes, OPEN 20z tubes, 10z & 4oz High Flow paints & 10z & 40z fluid paints are now 25% off their MSRP!

Gamblin 37ml & 200ml tube professional oil paints are now at 25% off their MSRP!

ALL  GRAHAM PAINTS NOW HAVE A BUY 3 GET 1 PROMO**M Graham paint oil acrylic watercolor

All Fredrix pre-stretched canvases are 40% off their MSRP!

Fredrix canvas

Enkaustikos Hot Sticks are 50% off their MSRP! (Discontinued from the sales floor)

Richeson’s Casein are at 50% off their MSRP! (Discontinued from the sales floor)

Manufacturer’s Discontinued Open Stock Prismacolor Markers are 50% off! (Discontinued from the sales floor)

In-stock Lumiere 3D Paint is now 50% off their MSRP! (Discontinued from the sales floor)***

This sale ends at the end of the day, 24th of June, 2023.

** Graham “Buy 3 get 1” promo is determined in color by the manufacturer and not by the customer. For example, the free colors that was shipped to us for watercolor is prussian blue and napthol red. Oil and Acrylic are different ones. None are cobalt or cadmium colors and never have been since they started this program over 15 years ago.

***Holbein DuoAqua Oils are being discontinued from the sales floor to make room for the Daniel Smith Water-soluble Oils. These Holbein oils are of the finest quality but due to their recent price increases and being manufactured out of the US, we will no longer be offering from the sales floor. Daniel Smith W/S oils is also the only oils Daniel Smith offers since they discontinued their regular oil line in November of 2022.


Due to the sales floor changes, there has been some empty brush displays that have come open to be donated to a local artist’s studio. Feel free to come by the store to get a FREE brush display!

A DIY table easel was also donated to the store to be given to a local artist. Feel free to come by the store to inspect and see if it will meet your needs.

New on the sales floor:

Daniel Smith Watersoluble Oils are HERE! These oils are described as:

Developed for artists who love the creamy feel and rich appearance of classic oil paints but not the toxic solvents or tedious cleanup, Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oils offer the most finely ground pigments of any water-soluble color line. Made by hand in Seattle, Washington, these vibrant paints are packed with the same premium pigments as Daniel Smith Original Oils, but use a special modified linseed oil binder that cleans up with ordinary water.

Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Paints look identical to their traditional counterparts and offer excellent brushability, a beautiful surface sheen, and uniform drying times. Their color strength is outstanding, even when mixed with Titanium White. For thinning, use water or Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Linseed Oil (or another brand of modified linseed oil). Please note that when you use water, the resulting surface sheen will have a slightly more matte appearance.

Since Daniel Smith does not wish any cadmium paints in their production line, suitable hues are only available in this line for your mixing needs. Any water-soluble cadmium


GLOSS WATERBORNE VARNISH  has  returned  to  the  Art  Store!

Varnish provides a layer of protection that resists retention of dirt and dust. A true “varnish” can be removed to facilitate cleaning, and Waterborne Varnish is removable in addition to containing Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers [UVLS] to provide protection from exposure to sunlight.

Our Waterborne Varnish is for use on interior acrylic paintings and can be applied without the need for harsh solvents for thinning, cleanup or removal, or the ventilation and other precautions necessary when working with mineral spirit varnish.


Princeton Velevetouch long-handled brushes

  • For watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints
  • Blend of luxury synthetic filaments
  • Soft-touch wood handles
  • Nickel-plated brass ferrules

More than a brush, Princeton Velvetouch is next-generation technology!
Containing a blend of luxurious NextGen synthetic filaments, Princeton Velvetouch Synthetic Brushes are the ultimate mixed media tool for watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints. The Velvetouch line includes a full range of traditional shapes, plus specialty brushes such as long rounds with exceptionally sharp points, oval mops, script liners, and spotters for precise painting and maximum color control.

The NextGen synthetic filament in Velvetouch brushes is the result of seven years of research and development by Naohide Takamoto, a fifth-generation brushmaker and the grandson of the inventor of Taklon, the first artist-grade synthetic brush fiber. Takamoto continues to dedicate himself to the development of synthetics that outperform their natural hair equivalents.

Princeton Velvetouch Synthetic Brush has a soft-finish wood handle to complement the enhanced performance and experience of the Velvetouch filaments, resulting in a brush that feels as good in the hand as it does when applying paint to paper, canvas, and other surfaces.

Golden Acrylic Updates

Extra Heavy Gel Gloss Discontinued





Since recalling specific batches of Extra Heavy Gel Gloss earlier this year, Golden Acrylics have not been successful in formulating a suitable replacement. Therefore, Extra Heavy Gel Gloss (Item # 3080) has been discontinued. Extra Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss and Matte continue to be available.

At this time, the Art Store has 2 of these in stock but this thickness and finish will not be available from the manufacturer after these are gone. 

Golden Acrylic Alternatives to Discontinued Quinacridones

A pigment is “discontinued” most likely, when a pigment manufacturer ceases production. In turn, this creates a ripple effect in the artist industry. Sometimes we can locate another manufacturer that offers the same pigment. Often, we cannot. Unable to find another source, we are forced to discontinue some beloved paint colors. This is the case with (PO48) that we call Quinacridone Burnt Orange. Not only is this fiery and versatile pigment used to make one color, but it was also a key component in making Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold and Quinacridone Crimson.

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Golden Acrylic MAY RECAP

Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold Discontinuations


Due to discontinuation by our supplier of pigment P048, Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold will be discontinued in the following product lines: Heavy Body Acrylics (item #1301), Fluid Acrylics (item #2301), OPEN Acrylics (item #7301), and High Flow Acrylics (item #8542). These items will be available until inventory is exhausted.
This color was removed from High Flow product displays with the new color expansion launched in October, 2022. Click below for details if you have not yet added these new colors.
New High Flow Colors
In Heavy Body, Fluid, and OPEN displays, there is no replacement at this time. We are working to develop colors that will replace this and other recent discontinuations and will provide updates as the project progresses.

There is one high flow 1oz in the display that is available at the Art Store. 

There is one 8oz of Heavy Body Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold in the display at the Art Store. 

After these two are gone, there is not a replacement that is known unless you use the virtual mixer online from Golden. 

Williamsburg Oils Update

Pigment PR83 has been discontinued by our supplier and will no longer be manufactured resulting in the discontinuation of Williamsburg Alizarin Crimson. Please see the previous announcement for a full list of discontinued sku’s. You can also visit Golden’s website for information on all of the recent discontinued colors.

How to Mix a Quin/Nickel Azo Gold Replacement

For artists looking to recreate this color, a blend of four parts Transparent Red Iron Oxide and one part Nickel Azo Yellow will provide a very close match. Please see the video below for reference. Artists can also use our Virtual Paint Mixer, linked below, or contact our Materials & Application Specialists at with any questions.


Virtually Mix

Art Store Owner’s Health Update

Many of you have been asking how the owner is doing. So, I better update what the fight has been.

The Art Store owner, Keith Kendall was part of a medical misadventure from 1999 to 2019 that nearly took his life. One percent chance to live in 2018 to 2019 due to exposure to a microorganism for 17 years (mistakes made by the medical system) that was accelerated in growth within his systems by EMF, sugars, medical ignorance and oxidative stress. Followed his doctor who was negligent chose to try to end his life to cover up his own mistakes. This long-time exposure caused full body heavy metal poisoning due to the biofilm growth and frequency in use. At the time, the estimated recovery time from stage 5 (organ dysfunction to failure), systemic and invasive infection was 5 years as he needed to rebuild all dysfunctioning systems and heal his blood brain barrier. The multiple healers (both active and retired) who has managed his care were correct in many ways and he is pioneering new treatments for the benefit of others as they start or have been experiencing his condition in minor ways. Even though most AMA doctors have told him that his recovery is impossible after such a long exposure to the organism. The holistic healers have done a great job in giving him hope as he shows others what is possible with his fortitude and great spirit. Thousands will benefit from his experience and his efforts in communicating to others online about his experience has already done so. He plans to write a book called, “One percent and dropping”.

Recently, he chose to take a calculated risk in treating the infection on his spine and vagus nerve. One in which you cannot do unless all systems are prepped in doing so. During the treatment, the arsenic and lead that is released by the dying organism caused his kidneys, liver and bladder to dysfunction and his legs and feet to be overwhelmed by the heavy metals. He survived and his immune system rebounded due to the preparatory therapies of rebuilding his autobody response. Unable to stand for 3 days, he vowed to survive and give praise to God for his recovery. Arsenic can only be chelated but the lead can be sweated out so saunas were started as he waited on the chelation IVs. If you saw him on a cane in the store, it was due to the arsenic in his lower leg joints. Chelation started with IV but the amount of IVs that have had to be done are now in the high 50s since 2020. After 3 weeks of therapies, he is now off the cane but has decided to use chelation in pill form so less IV injections have to be done in the future as his veins are so scarred by this time. The pain of arsenic poisoning is as if you have gout arthritis 24/7. During this time, the spine was bathed in arsenic and lead as well so the vagus nerve was traumatized and in need of therapy. Chelation orally will continue until the cyclic symptoms have subsided as the arsenic is removed from his systems. This is the 7th time he has experienced this bedridden state over the last 6 years.

His dream of teaching art to others is his passion in this world so he is continuing to share his knowledge of painting and drawing this month of July at the Art Store and moving forward. Next month the sculpture class will be returning with his vast knowledge of sculpting. In the last class of drawing, the students all gave him positive comments for his vast knowledge of the subject.

Please remember, the good news should be celebrated. The infection is off his spine and the vagus nerve is healing well. The remaining arsenic (originally at 5x the acceptable) and lead is being removed daily. In this, his memory function is returning and his nervous system recovering. He is encouraged to see others create their art and work by expressing themselves even with their own traumas and healing journeys. As they too, learn to communicate through the arts and community sharing. Pictured is the artwork he made for the Hotshots in 2013 to commemorate their heroism. He knew a lot of the Hotshots and later met many of the families as he donated time to the building and organizing of the Learning Center at the mall. Even designed their logo for the center with the Granite Mountain Hot Shot’s Eric March’s father. 



As always, what we experience in this world is not how we are judged. It is how we choose to recover from our traumas that defines our character. You can choose to be spiteful and negative or you can choose to inspire others. Even use your experience to change people’s lives. Its a choice. You are a victim as long as you want to be – Keith Kendall

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