Matisse Fluid 135ml
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Matisse Fluid is our most liquid-like paint, yet despite its texture, it is highly pigmented. Each colour has an ASTM rating of I or II indicating Very Good lightfastness to Excellent Lightfastness and are completely opaque when used directly from the container. Matisse Fluid is available in a brilliant range of 40 colours and they are completely compatible with our Structure and Flow formula paints, can be either blended together or used by itself on the same artwork.
Matisse Fluid Acrylics, have a very smooth, runny but slightly dense viscosity. Being highly pigmented, the colours will appear dark and intense on initial application but can be spread easily with a brush or mixed with water to reveal the colour graduation.
The intensity of the colour is what makes Matisse Fluid ideal for tinting. the consistency allows precise drop-by-drop addition to any of the Matisse range of acrylic paints and the precise ratio of tint to paint can be easily replicated.
This is the third tier in the Matisse range of Artists acrylic Paints. The thickest is Matisse Structure Formula, which has a thick dense consistency ideal for impasto techniques, followed by the Matisse Flow Formula range with its smooth cream-like texture and 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.
When I was new to Acrylic Pouring, I bought a wonderful colour range of these fluid paints. They weren’t suitable for what I wanted to do, but more recently I’ve been using them in various mediums. When mixed with an impasto gel or medium you only need a few grams of liquid because of the intensity of the pigment. The more you add, the stronger the colour. I’ve been experimenting with various mediums lately and, whilst I thought I’d made a tremendous buying error, I’ve decided to replace the colours when they run out.
The colours are a combination of Opaque, Semi Transparent and Transparent and I’m still experimenting with all 3 in various mediums. I find my favourite is still the impasto as it gives the paint a wonderful, rich, velvety feel which I haven’t had with other acrylic paints. Just like that they add texture or you can add water for a thinner paint. I’ve also used the impasto mix with pouring mediums for Acrylic Pouring. I’m so pleased I bought these in error but found alternative uses for them. The Matisse colour range is much the same to the Flow range, which is also a decent paint. Whilst I wouldn’t recommend you buy them in error they are a paint that will give you as many options a you want to try.