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Fuji Spray Systems “Mini-Mite” HVLP Setup

Selecting Equipment for Spraying Varnish

Large paintings present an increased difficulty level when it comes time to apply an “isolation coat” or a varnish layer. Spraying in lieu of brushing makes sense when a smooth, defect-free surface is desired.  After all, there are reasons vehicles are spray painted instead of using a brush!  While one may be receptive to the […]

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Painting on Dibond

Dibond is a trade name for a type of painted aluminum composite panel made by Alcan Composites. There are other brands and types of Aluminum Composite Panels that may have a bare aluminum side or different types of coatings, which may require different surface preparation. Dibond panels are made with two lightweight sheets of .012″ […]

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EU Decides Not to Ban Cadmium Pigments in Artist Paints

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently published its final decision that Cadmium pigments will not be restricted in artist paints. You can read the entire document here: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8530&lang=en In two previous issues of Just Paint we shared information concerning the possibility of Cadmium pigments being banned in artist paints. Just Paint Issue 4 (October 1996) […]

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Image 1 - Showing a side by side drawdown of GOLDEN N8 Neutral Gray, Titanium White, and between them, a 7:1 blend of GOLDEN Titanium White to GOLDEN N8 Neutral Gray. The scale shown underneath is an official Munsell® Neutral Value Scale, Matte Edition.

Neutral Gray Number 9

If comparing GOLDEN’s Neutral Gray series to the Munsell® Grey Scale that they are based on, you might quickly realize that one step is missing – namely N9, the Munsell® gray that is one step below pure white. And clearly the natural question is why? When the Neutral Grays were first created it was felt […]

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Preparing Panels for a Life Outdoors

Most painters have a sense of how to prepare panels for oil and acrylic paintings when they are meant to be shown indoors, and we even published a couple of Just Paint articles on the topic: Understanding Wood Supports for Art – A Brief History Plywood as a Substrate for Painting However for both Muralists […]

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Natural Brown Earth known as Umbers (left to right): Williamsburg Burnt Umber, Italian Raw Umber, French Burnt Umber, Brown Umber, Turkey Umber

In the Shadows

From the earliest times, the darkest shades of natural brown earths, known as Umbers, have been a part of the artists’ palette. Ranging in tones from the greener Raw Umbers, which produce a range of neutrals when mixed with white, to the warmer, dark chocolate notes of Burnt Umbers, which create tans and tawny beiges […]

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Jeffrey Deane Hall, Cristina Gonzalez and Claire Cruz Just Paint Scholastic Arts Award winners attends the first Golden Artist Colors sponsored Educators Residency Program at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Congratulations to the 2015 GOLDEN Educator Residents!

These talented and inspiring teachers have been selected to attend the first Golden Artist Colors sponsored Educators Residency Program at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. Teachers, whose students received the Scholastic Arts Award for visual arts were offered an opportunity to apply for this Residency. Scholastic and the NAEA conducted the […]

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QoR Lightfastness Testing Update

In the last issue of Just Paint we discussed why some QoR Watercolors had a Lightfastness rating of NA, or Not Applicable, while most carried the familiar ASTM Lightfastness ratings of I and II. Essentially this came about because some of the pigments being used at that point were not currently rated by the American […]

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