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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece Set
- Assortment of popular Liquitex colors; see below for color names
- Thick, creamy with satin finish; Good pigment load
- Contents: 48 x 22ml tubes
- Intermixable with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paint Colors and Mediums.
- Conforms to ASTM D4236; Safe for educational use
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Liquitex basics acrylic paint set - 22ml tubes - 48 pieces.
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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint is developed for students and artists that need quality at outstanding value. Each color is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of the individual pigment. Basics Acrylic Paint is a heavy body acrylic with a 'buttery' consistency for easy blending. It contains permanent artist pigments and it retains peaks and brush strokes. It is ideal for learning color theory and color mixing and is intermixable with all Liquitex Professional Acrylic Colors and Mediums. All colors hold the AP Seal from ACMI and are safe for educational use.
- Good pigment load.
- Thick consistency.
- Satin finish.
Traditional Acrylic Painting
For use on canvas or panel and allows for easy blending. Ideal for color theory and mixing.
Thick applications with brush strokes and knife marks.
Collage and Mixed Media
Incorporate into a variety of collage and mixed media applications along with experimental painting.
Ideal for Screen Printing, Mono Prints and Block Prints.
Forty-eight 22 milliliter tubes.
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Update: I have used this for last few days. I am loving it. I have also purchased Liquitex heavy body cadmium red and golden titanium white. I have attached couple of pics of the artwork by me and my daughter.
BOY did I regret falling for the cheap price/color selection. Although this paint set contains more colors than I even need to mix my colors with, I was attracted by the convenience of not having to buy additional individual paint tubes (since other acrylic sets would miss one of my favorite colors, such as umber, sienna, or yellow ochre).
I suppose these paints might be good as an introductory set, but since I had already developed an opaque painting style from my years of oil painting, these paints were a complete letdown and unsuitable for my purpose. Translucent rather than opaque, I couldn't really use these paints efficiently to block or cover over underlying layers whenever I changed direction throughout the painting process. I even ended up resorting to a generic no-brand craft paint for titanium white instead of using the white that comes with this set, since the craft paint was still more solid than the sappy and plastic consistency of these paints.
I also found the pigmentation sub-par-- it would take many layers of these paints to build up enough brightness in the colors to bring any life to skin tones, even when using copious reds for warm and rosy pigmentation. You can't just mix the color you want efficiently in one go and apply it immediately to the painting. The end result was that paintings were likely to end up muddy and unappealing when using these paints. I ended up not being able to see any justifiable reason to try acrylics again, when my oils were in every way superior in paint coverage and pigmentation.
I bought this paint set in 2016. It has taken me until 2019 to try acrylics again, this time picking up an actual professional-grade heavy-body acrylic set. I've finally managed to be able to appreciate being able to paint opaquely in synergy with acrylic's fast drying time, so I'm now able to block over underlying layers, correct mistakes, and rework the composition or colors in my painting faster than ever. I've finally now managed to figure out that the problem wasn't acrylics in general, it was with this paint set.
SUMMARY: If you're transitioning from oil paints to acrylic, or if you use a more opaque painting style, save yourself the disappointment and don't buy this set. Invest in a professional heavy-body acrylic set like Golden instead, even if it might be more expensive, or require you to buy missing color paint tubes on an individual basis. These acrylic paints are translucent, sappy, plastic, and dull in pigmentation.
Update 1/10/16. Still love these paints!