Acrylic Paints are extremely popular with artists in comparison to oil paints due to their fast-drying nature and ease of use. They are an extremely versatile water-based paint that can either be applied directly to a canvas or other surface, or mixed with water, gels, or other mediums to creates any effect – from an oil painting, through to a watercolour.
When buying acrylic paint, there are a number of different varieties of acrylic paint to choose from, and Artist Paints stocks a broad range of each. These are:
Fine Art Acrylics – Fine Art Artist Acrylics are a professional grade of paint. They contain the high volume of pigment, and are best at resisting the long-term affects of air, water and UV rays.
Student Acrylics – Student Acrylic Paints are the most popular choice for most artists and are very similar to Fine Art Acrylics. They are a little more affordable due to a slightly lower pigment volume, and do not have the same resistance to natural elements. Aside from these factors, most artists find it hard to differentiate between these two qualities.
High Flows – High Flow Acrylics are far less viscous than standard impasto acrylic paint ranges. They tend to have an ink-like consistency that makes them ideal for a broad range of techniques – from calligraphy and staining, through to pour painting and levelling.
Primary Choice – Global Colours’ Primary Choice range of acrylic paints are an economy range, perfectly suited to children and schools. The pigment is low, but the colours are bright. There is no fear of over-usage when it comes to our primary choice range of acrylics!
Artist Paints currently stocks the full Global Colours range of acrylic paints. Global Colours has been manufacturing paint in Sydney Australia for nearly 30 years, and there are very few artists around the globe that have not used this brand. It is probably one of the most advanced acrylic formulas available on the market, and is favoured by professional artists in more than 130 countries. Artist Paints is very proud to stock this brand, however will be expanding its ranges very soon!