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Acrylic Paints

Acrylic paint is fast-drying paint containing pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted or modified with acrylic gels, mediums, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a water colour or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with the other media.


Artists' Acrylic Colour (Finity) (Winsor & Newton)

Artists' Acrylic is our finest quality acrylic range and represents a breakthrough in acrylic colour technology.

After extensive research and development, Winsor and Newton are proud to present the brightest ever range of Artists' Acrylic. By combining our world-beating colour making experience with the latest developments in resin technology we have taken 'brilliance' to a new level. And that's not all. Not only are our colours brilliant when wet but they remain as bright when dry - so what you see is what you get. 

Winsor and Newtons new acrylic range represents a significant breakthrough in achieving colour brilliance and much, much more. 
To see the Finity Colour Chart please click here.

Galeria Flow Acrylic Colour (Winsor & Newton)

Galeria has high pigment strength, opacity & permanence for professional results. Economical & versatile. Galeria Acrylic Colour is a high quality acrylic which delivers professional results and is ideal for artists who want good quality colour at an affordable price.

All of the 60 colours in the Galeria Acrylic range offer a wide spectrum of pigment characteristics to choose from. Galeria has excellent brilliance of colour, high levels of pigment strength, opacity & permanence, strong brush stroke retention, clean colour and a smooth, satin finish.

To see the Galeria Flow Colour Chart please click here.

Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Colour (Liquitex)

Heavy Body Artist Colour, previously referred to as High Viscosity, has a thick consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives, as well as for experimental, mixed media, collage and printmaking applications. Impasto applications retain crisp brush stroke and knife marks. Good surface drag provides excellent handling and blending characteristics with increased open-working time. High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent colour.
To see the Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Colour Chart please click here.

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Matisse Structure Acrylic

Matisse paint is ideal for application with a brush or palette knife for striking textured effects, or combined with the range of Matisse Mediums for exceptional flexibility of application and finish. The intense, vibrant colours of the paints cover the full colour spectrum.

Only the finest quality pigments and ingredients are selected for the Matisse range of premium acrylic colours. All have the highest light fastness rating of ASTM 1 or 2 and are archival quality - so you can create with confidence knowing your artwork will stand the test of time. 
To see the Matisse Structure Colour Chart please click here.

Matisse Flow Formula

Matisse Flow Formula has all the attributes of the Structure Formula; however, it has a thinner viscosity to allow free flowing brushstrokes or use through an airbrush (with minimal dilution). This allows the paint to be used for fine brushwork with or without water dilution. This paint gives a fine flow with a low-sheen finish and good levelling.
To see the Matisse Flow Formula Colour Chart please click here.

Matisse Background Acrylic

A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso. Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface. They are a highly pigmented low tooth gesso. Used directly onto wood, the Background Colour will not only cover and create a great surface to paint on, but will also seal the surface because it has a built-in sealer.

All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed and selected for traditional folk art techniques, interior domestic decoration as well as canvas and board application.

To see the Matisse Flow Formula Colour Chart please click here.

Atelier Interactive Acrylic

Fine Artists' Acrylics with an Oil Paint Body Atelier is a truly lovely acrylic that is fully pigmented for rich, brilliant colours. Allowing you paint impasto techniques as you would an oil colour with rich brush strokes, but with the considerable benefit of fast drying for more immediate painting results. Finished structures will not slip or shrink so your painting is as planned when dry.
To see the Atelier Interactive Colour Chart please click here.

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FAS Student Acrylic

FAS Student Acrylic is a versatile, rapid-drying and non-toxic selection of brilliant acrylic colours that can be diluted with water and is permanent when dry. Offering an excellent painting experience at a most economical price.
The range includes over 30 user-friendly vibrant shades that are intense, pure, light fast*, non-yellowing and can be mixed with each other to create almost any chromatic effect.

The 'Cool' and 'Warm' primary colour system offers easier mixing and understanding of colour. Making this an ideal acrylic paint for the teaching of the colour theory.

To see the Fas Student Acrylic colour chart please click here:

FAS Impasto Acrylic Colour

FAS Impasto Acrylic Colour is a professional grade artist acrylic colour that has been thickly formulated to offer superior shape retention for knife marks and brush strokes.  It is loaded with high quality light fast and waterproof pigments that offer very low shrinkage yet allows plenty of flexibility to ensure that every dynamic brush stroke, peak, valley retains the full expressive power intended by the artist. 

Applied undiluted by brush or knife it gives a rich deep impasto finish that offers excellent shape retention without the need to use an impasto medium. The colours may easily be reduced with a medium or water to lower viscosity's to allow the very subtlest of fine watercolour washes and glazes.

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Reeves Acrylic

Reeves fine acrylic colours are made with high quality pigments to give them excellent light fastness and strong vibrant colours. Acrylics can be used straight from the tube to create impasto effects and volume, like oil colour, or be diluted with water to use for watercolour techniques.

To see the Reeves Colour Chart please click here.

Reeves Acrylic Starter Set

Ideal for students or adult beginners, these value-priced sets are available in four media: acrylic, gouache, oil and watercolor. All are non-toxic and boxed in beautiful full-color packaging.

As a painting medium, acrylic colour has been increasingly appreciated for its particular merits: quick drying, use and clean up with water, versatility of technique and ease of use. Acrylics can be used straight from the tube to create impasto effects and build volume, like oil colour, or be diluted with water to use for water colour or poster colour techniques.

Available in box sets of 12, 18 and 24

Other areas of interest

Acrylic Brushes
Acrylic Texture Gels
Crackle Mediums

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Acrylics – Colours

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