Liquitex BASICS 6 Tube Acrylic Paint Set, 118ml
- WHY BASICS? - Liquitex invented artists' acrylics back in 1955 and we've specialized in acrylics ever since. Basics gives you the perfect balance of quality and economy. Made for all artists, Basics acrylics are student-quality.
- HIGHEST QUALITY PIGMENTS - Basics uses the the same high quality pigments and rigorous manufacturing process as our professional range. Pigments are ground with tiny reinforced ceramic beads to give fine dispersion, great color development, strength, and brightness.
- VERSATILE - Basics acrylic dries quickly and can be cleaned up with water while wet. It can easily flex, and sticks to almost any surface including canvas, paper & board, wood, masonry, metal, styrofoam, stone, ceramics, and textiles.
- ADJUSTABLE - Basics comes in a range of opacities, and can be adjusted to use as an undertone, tint, or shade. For futher freedom, our mediums include everything you need to prep and finish your work, and to change your paints character
- SET INCLUDES - Six 118ml (4oz) tubes. Primary Yellow, Primary Red, Primary Blue, Phthalyocyanine Green, Titanium White, and Mars Black
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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic
Basics is for all creatives. For all budgets. It’s perfect for all painting techniques including underpainting and sketching. This medium viscosity paint is made with lightfast, art pigments in an expanded choice of 72 colors.
Highest quality pigments
All Liquitex paints use the highest quality pigments and go through the same rigorous manufacturing process. The only difference is that with Basics we use a lower concentration of pigment than our professional paints. For Basics, fine art pigments are selected and milled using the latest basket bead-mill technology, in the same way as Soft and Heavy Body Acrylics. Pigments are ground with tiny reinforced ceramic beads to give fine dispersion, great color development, strength and brightness, before being added to the acrylic emulsion.
Push your budget harder with Basics. Use on their own or combine together with professional materials – if they’re made by Liquitex, they’re all intermixable. Perfect for everyday use, for sketching out preliminary ideas, for underpainting before laying down your final paint application and for covering large areas.
Hanging on a client’s wall. In a gallery. It needs to stay as you intended. As with all Liquitex paints, the pigments have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. Your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible, withstanding color shifting or fading to stay vibrant and true.
Sticks to most surfaces
Use Basics on canvas, paper & board, wood & masonry, metal, styrofoam, stone & ceramics, and textiles.
Basics paints come in a single consistency across all colors - a medium viscosity that is highly versatile and easy to work with.
Range of opacities
Each color is dictated by its natural pigment character. If you look at the packaging labels, you will see that some are opaque, others are semi-opaque and others are transparent.
Set includes six 118ml (4oz) tubes.
|Tubes & Jars||Mediums||Brushes|
|Expand Your Options:||Available in 118ml, 250ml, 400ml, and 946ml.||Find a medium to help prep your surfaces, adjust paint consistency, flow and sheen. You can change color opacity, drying time and texture, and protect your finished work.||Basics brushes are easy to clean, super durable and carry a good color load.|
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.
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I found the yellow in this set to be very watery, hardly any pigment and therefore very very light when on the paper. Did I get a bad one???
The other colors seem to have a nice consistency and texture.
The colors are: Titanium white, Cadminum yellow medium hue, Naphthol crimson, Phthalo green ( blue shade), Ultramarine blue, Mars black.
It says they are excellent for learning color theory and color mixing so they are not primary colors. (When I purchased them I did not find any description of the colors in the Amazon description. Had to find this elsewhere)
The Naphthol crimson reads a lot more pink when on the paper than a true red. The Phthalo Green is blue shade.
These paints are thick, and I mean, real thick! They glide over both canvas and mixed media paper alike. I have had no problems with the quilty of paint. I bought these because the YouTube channel I watch tutorials from, Jane, always uses this brand paint, and she never seems to have anything negative to say about them. So, to achieve some of the looks I was going for, my other - cheaper paints were just too thin.
On to the colors.. I have liked almost every color I have tried.. Mind you, I have not tried every color yet. Though I have already had to buy tubes of white and black, so keep that in mind if you're considering purchasing this set. It seems to me like a great starter set to get, but you're going to run out of certain colors way faster than you might think!
Pros: Getting to test the quality of the paints before spending money on individual tubes, and getting to find your favorite shades of colors.
Cons: I wish they had included double tubes of mars black and titanium white, but that is the only con I can think of! :) Happy painting everyone!
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2019
Light portrait pink
Alizarian crimson blue
Cadmium red deep hue
Cadmium red light hue
Cadmium red medium hue
Cadmium orange hue
Naples yellow hue
Cadmium yellow deep hue
Cadmium yellow medium hue
Cadmium yellow light hue
Brilliant yellow green
Light green permanent
Hookers green hur permanent
Deep green permanent
Bright aqua green
Light blue permanent
Cerulean blue hue
Cobalt blue hue
Light blue violet
Neutral gray value 5
I've deducted a star because a couple of the colours have started to set in the tubes and the brushes are rubbish. A couple of the small tubes appear not to be full either. You're better off buying their larger tubes if you know your colours needed but it's an okay starter kit.