Artist Paints’ Acrylic Flow professional range of Global Colours acrylic paints are a very special and unique product. Manufactured primarily for use by Aboriginal artists, these acrylic flows are a medium viscosity paint that offer incredible versatility and creative opportunities to those that choose to use them. These acrylic paints are part of the exceptional Professional Artist Acrylic range by Global Colours, and have been developed in close collaboration with some of Australia’s most renowned indigenous artists to reflect the stunning and timeless colours of the original ochre paints that have been used for thousands of years.
Aboriginal people would often travel incredible distances to source the best ochres for various different uses, including painting. In fact, western cultures have also used these same ochre pigments to develop oil and acrylic paints in modern times. Where Indigenous Australians combined ochres along with a range of organic tree resins, or with animal-based fats/oils to bind the colours and preserve the paint, western producers instead used acrylic chemicals, natural oils (often linseed), and water solutions to achieve the same goal.
Today, this paint is used by some of the most impressive indigenous artists around Australia due to its unique formulation; longer working time; and excellent lightfastness and permanence. These professional acrylic flows use the purest pigments and highest-grade ingredients to ensure there is virtually no shift in colour and all the colours remain as true when dry as they are wet.
If you have any questions, or need any advice in regards to our range of professional acrylics or their application, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email us; call us on 1800 952 305 or use our live chat between 9am and 5pm AEST. Browse below, and don’t forget that shipping is FREE on orders over $99 Australia wide. International shipping is also available at very affordable rates!