Derivan Artist's Acrylic Paint - 250ml

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Professional acrylic colours, water-resistant and lightfast. Equivalent to most professional grades of paint but much more affordable

Derivan Artist is a professional range of acrylic colours designed to be water-resistant and lightfast. Derivan Artist is equivalent in colour strength and permanency to most professional grades of paint but is much more affordable.

Although Derivan Artist is a single price across the range, the 22 colours available cover the full spectrum demanded by artists. Derivan Artist can be used in combination with the Derivan Painting Mediums range or, for a wider choice of mediums, the Matisse Medium range. Derivan Artist will give equally fantastic results used as a thick impasto paint or with the use of water and mediums as a watercolour, screen printing ink on paper, airbrushing or fabric paint.

Derivan Artist is formulated to be used by tertiary students and artists as a full-bodied acrylic colour. Derivan Artist may also be used in conjunction with various mediums to achieve screen prints, watercolour techniques, airbrushing, and fabric painting.

Colour Mixing
All the colours may be intermixed to form bright secondary and tertiary colours. They will not "muddy up" like some brands of students' paints

Clean Up
Wash all utensils, brushes and hands with soap and water to clean up.

Removal of paint stains
As Derivan Artist is a professional grade paint, it is hard to remove from clothing once it has dried. Whilst wet it can be washed with soap and cold water.

ASTM Lightfastness
ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) is an independent organisation that tests the lightfast properties of pigments (that is, how the pigments will hold up to exposure to light and if or how much they may fade over a given period). The ratings are simple and easy to understand.

ASTM 1: Denotes a pigment of permanent performance.
ASTM 2: Denotes a pigment of reliable performance (which in normal interior conditions can be considered to be permanent).
ASTM 3: This group of pigments commonly used in artist colours lacks permanence when not used in full strength.

Derivan Artist pigments are all rated either ASTM 1 or 2 which means they are permanent.

Health and Safety
Derivan Artist is a non-toxic water-based acrylic paint that carries the certification seal of the US based Arts and Craft Materials Institute as safe for use by Artists (AP Label). Derivan Artist contains no heavy metals, lead or toxic solvents. Even though it is non-toxic, it is advisable to keep it out of reach of small children as it has very strong binding qualities.

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  • Titanium White

    weight: 0.39 kg 1010 1A2W


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  • Lemon Yellow (Cool)

    weight: 0.39 kg 1004 1A2LY


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  • Cad Yellow Hue

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2CY


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  • Yellow Deep

    weight: 0.39 kg 1001 1A2YD


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  • Vermillion

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2V


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  • Scarlet Red Light

    weight: 0.39 kg 1004 1A2SRL


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  • Pyrrole Red

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2PYR


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  • Crimson

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2CR


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  • Magenta

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2M


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  • Purple

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2P


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  • Ultra Blue

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2UBL


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  • Phthalo Blue

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2PBL


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  • Cerulean Blue

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2CEB


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  • Cobalt Blue Hue

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2CBL


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  • Phthalo Green

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2PG


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  • Australian Leaf Green

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2ALG


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  • Australian Sap Green

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2ASG


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  • Yellow Oxide

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2YO


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  • Red Oxide

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2RO


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  • Raw Sienna

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2RS


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  • Burnt Sienna

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2BS


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  • Raw Umber

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2RU


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  • Burnt Umber

    weight: 0.39 kg 1002 1A2BU


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  • Carbon Black

    weight: 0.39 kg 1003 1A2CBK


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Not great

Got the purple to test out this paint. Did not love it. was expecting more from something labelled professional artist colour. texture was not smooth and it was not a nice deep purple colour. colour seemed a bit washed out. It's functional and okay for price but personally would not buy again.


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