Matisse Structure Formula has outstanding light fastness or permanent ratings of ASTM 1 or 2. These archival quality colours are powerful enough to last for a long time.
When used undiluted by a knife or a brush Matisse Structure paints provide an intense impasto finish. For watercolour effects these colours need to be thinned by adding some water. This applies even for colour washes.
When Matisse Structure colours are mixed with Matisse Mediums the paint's features gets transformed. The radiant and versatile Matisse Structure Formula is made even more flexible by the Matisse painting mediums. Apply MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish or MM5 Matt Medium for adjusting the gloss of the painting surface. Apply MM2 Impasto Medium for creating structure and MM4 Gel Medium for gleaming high gloss glazes, and list goes on, please visit our medium section for more information.
Acrylics & Oils
Acrylics may be applied under oil paints and on top of them. Acrylics are better not mixed with any oil paints. If you desire oil like finish with your acrylics, you could go for Matisse MM31 Open Medium.
A high quality product that I have been using for years. Very good value.
I have been painting with acrylics for over 35 years and have tried many, many different brands but once I used Matisse I never looked back. I use a lot of Matisse mediums. Mostly I use the structure paint. The texture, pigment and colours are beautiful to work with and best of all they last. Other brands often seperate in the tubes or go hard over time (maybe because I live in a very hot climate) but I’ve never had a problem with any of the Matisse products. The metal tubes with flip top lids are fantastic. I highly recommend Matisse products.
I have been using matisse for years and have always been so happy with the consistency and colours.
Always buy my supplies from Art Supplies Australia as they have great prices.
I only buy what works. In using this product for over 30 years I've swapped and tested other brands but found there are limitations where Matisse has provided consistent results. Its not perfect for every process but it is highly flexible with the Derivan Mediums of which I use a lot. All artists have prefered result in finish and feel of paint also in application the brush or knife method must be natural and hold form properly when making marks. Matisse Medium 2 Impasto used with Structure Formula is very much similar to using sticky oil paint. There is a slight density loss in using impasto but the methods used by professional artists is compensated in technique. New artists or creatives should test how much medium can be used with raw structure to get enough opaque volume of pigment on surfaces without it becoming transparent.
Love the huge colour range in Matisse acrylic paints.