Phil Garrett – The GOLDEN Lecture-Demo on Art Day – April 15, 2-4pm
April 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phil Garrett – The GOLDEN Lecture-Demo
Art Day on April 15, 2-4pm
It’s free, but people need to register with Phil to participate.
The Golden lecture/demo is a two-hour free, educational, in depth
presentation of the acrylic paints, gels and mediums that Golden has
been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980 ‘s. It
covers information about the different types of pigments, different
viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various
gels and mediums are demonstrated. You will learn how to extend
paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique
textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make
surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and
soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints
will be shown. The lecture covers the lightfastness of pigments,
proper acrylic priming techniques , correct varnishing tips and health
and safety concerns.
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be
available for all those who attend
Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South
Carolina, and the Honolulu Academy, studying under Gabor Peterdi.
He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974. His
work is in numerous public and private collections, including the SC
State Museum, Greenville County Museum and the State Collections
of South Carolina and Hawaii. He has completed numerous artists’
residencies, taught painting, mural painting, printmaking, and
watercolor, in Museum Schools and educational programs
nationwide. He joined the Golden Artist Colors Working Artist
Program in 1998, and teaches acrylic painting in numerous venues.
His prints and paintings are in public and Private collections in the
USA ,Europe and Japan . In October 2005, 2006 and 2007 he
Lectured and taught workshops on Acrylic Painting Methods in Art
Schools in the cities of Osaka, Tokyo ,Nagoya , Kyoto and Fukuoka
Japan sponsored by Golden Acrylic and Turner company of Osaka .
He is the author of the book INSIDE ACRYLICS published by North
Light in August of 2013 .
Artist Statement : My Work is informed by nature , a kind of mythical
nature . The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements ,
the beauty ,grace and ferocity of plants and animals…. Something
greater than myself , something I can’t comprehend . Painting and
making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject ,
within myself .
My painting technique mirrors the search for meaning in my art.
I start with a colored ground called an imprimatur . It can be a warm
or cool color ,usually the subject gives me a clue about which color to
use. I proceed with thin layers of paint and build up to thicker layers
leaving parts of the colored ground exposed. I also use transparent
glazes over all or part of the painting to create mood or intensity.I
want my paintings to feel spontaneous and energetic but I often work
and re-work the surface many times before I feel it is finished. I then
put several coats of MSA varnish over the completed work.
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