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From Mark Golden

Welcome to Just Paint #32. Several readers have asked for articles less technical in nature. We hear you and recognize our responsibility to our customers. Our online videos attempt to provide artists with clear directions and approaches to working with our materials. We will continue to provide these resources, reducing the complexity of our materials and how to use them. Visuals for visual artists certainly make sense. Just Paint allows our techy side to come out. I hope it continues to be a valuable resource and provides interesting ways for artists to engage with materials.

In this issue, Ulysses Jackson introduces Williamsburg Special Edition Colors while Sarah Sands shares what continues to make this line so unique. We invited Working Artist Kevin Greeland, to share insights on using OPEN Acrylics for monoprinting. The introduction of QoR© Watercolor has raised questions about their lightfastness. Sarah Sands shares how ASTM standards work and lightfastness studies we are doing to bring some pigments into conformance. Issue 32 also gives us a chance to thank many Just Paint readers for responding to an email survey we sent on the issues of whether Cadmiums will remain on the artist's palette in Europe. Ben Gavett, Regulatory Affairs Director, updates us on where this issue stands. Continuing the tradition of highlighting each of our Materials Support staff, I share my interview with Stacy Brock. Debuting a new series, Amy McKinnon highlights the historical significance of a specific color in each issue. Finally, with April approaching and a new Artist Residency season, the Golden Foundation announces its third 'Made In Paint' show.

As always, we welcome your feedback and hope it might just ignite the geeky part of your own curious nature.

Warmest regards,
Mark

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