Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Paint, also 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.
The High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent colour.
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
There are many situations where acrylic paint may be the most suitable choice, and acrylic paint has some interesting properties that may give you cause to consider using it.
Liquitex is the market leader in acrylic paint and has been setting the standard since the 1930s. That is why Art Shed is proud to supply and recommend the high-quality Liquitex acrylic paint to our customers. We believe it is the very best acrylic paint on the market, and when you see the fabulous colours and excellent texture of this paint, you will understand why.
What this paint is all about
Artists have such a great variety of choice in the materials they can use today for their creations. One of the innovations that have really made a difference is acrylics, but it's important to understand the nature of what you're working with if you want to get the best out of it.
Liquitex paint comes in two versions: heavy body acrylic and soft body acrylic. It really does make a difference which one you choose. The heavy body acrylic paint is a high viscosity paint for professional artists. Soft body acrylic is cheaper, easier to work with, and suitable for learning with or preparing draft copies of what will be a final masterpiece.
For truly professional results, however, you do need to go with a heavy body acrylic paint, and the most professional choice is Liquitex. This paint, when used properly, will give truly impressive results.
The difference with acrylic
There are many different kinds of paints. There are watercolours, oil paints, acrylic paint, and actually many more kinds. None of these are necessarily better or worse than others, they're just different, and some are more suited to particular tasks.
The big distinction with acrylic paint is that it's a much more modern development than most of the other pain types, which means it has some technological advances.
One of the most important properties of acrylic paint is that it dries very quickly compared with most other paints. It can be a more economical choice, because it does not require the delicate layering technique that is necessary with oil painting, nor the extensive drying time that watercolours demand.
You don't need to use a primer with acrylic paint. You can just paint it straight onto the canvas, which means you'll save time, and there's no risk of harm to the canvas. Fail to properly prepare your canvas when painting with oil paints and you'll certainly pay a high price for your mistake eventually.
Acrylic paint also has less of a tendency to develop cracks as it dries, so it won't normally need retouching and should give a very clean finish.
The only caveat is that the high viscosity of professional acrylic paints means you do need to apply them very thoughtfully. Expert painters will understand the techniques required to get the effects they want. For beginners, there are resources to help with learning how to use acrylics, and of course, you can practice with the soft body acrylics until you are ready to get to grips with the heavy duty stuff.
Buying your Liquitex paints
You can get all your Liquitex paint from Art Shed. We've made it easy and convenient. You can even buy from us without the cash upfront, just by using our AfterPay service. It's interest-free, and allows you to split the cost over four easy fortnightly instalments.
We've got all the Liquitex paints in every colour, plus all the other materials you need to get your paintings done. Shopping with Art Shed is the best way to get your art supplies at the best prices, for great savings and great service.