There are a bunch of manufacturers of paint out there. Today I would like to discuss one brand. They are one of the biggest names in acrylic paint. They offer a wide selection of products. Liquitex Acrylic Paint Sets can be found in stores and online. You can purchase individual colors or full sets. The company offers a range of sizes both in tubes and in jars.
The Liquitex Basics line of paints are a wonderful mix of quality and cost. They provide a dependable result that professionals and beginners can both appreciate. They are thick and creamy with a solid pigment load and finish with a satin matte. They can be mixed with the Liquitex professional paint colors and mediums and they conform to ASTM standards making them appropriate for educational purposes.
The heavy load helps keep peaks and strokes, to create texture, and when watered down are great for “washing” and won’t strip off after the first layer is applied. These paints blend nicely and are good for learning color theory and mixing.
The colors won’t yellow over time because the paint is UV resistant. They can be used on porous materials like wood, cloth, canvas and paper.
Liquitex was one of the first companies to develop water based acrylic paint and they have been doing it since 1955. The commitment to provide artists with quality products at a reasonable price is demonstrated with the Liquitex Basics line.
Liquitex offers several different sets of various sizes. They have sets of 22ml tubes that come with 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 different colors. There are also sets with larger tubes and full beginner sets complete with brushes, palette knife, paint, palette, canvas board and project book.
Colors can be purchased individually as well as several different mediums to slow the drying time of the paint as well as create different effects. They offer gesso and varnish as well as all the tools you might need. Checkout the full line at liquitex.com.
I personally use The Liquitex Basics paints. I find they work well for me and I love the colors. Not only that but the price is what sells me. I can get a near professional quality paint for much less. I think Liquitex has tried very hard to deliver quality that is affordable for everyone.
For a beginner, any one of these sets will let you try different colors and find out what you like or what you use the most of. The tubes in the sets are small enough that you can get a large variety without breaking the bank, but large enough that you don’t run out after one or two paintings.
All said and done I think you will be hard-pressed to find paint of this quality for the price.
I believe that Liquitex put a lot of effort into delivering a product that can be enjoyed by everyone from children to professionals. They managed to do it in a way that allows everyone to afford it. The paints are a dream to work with, and they produce a stunning finished product. If you are new and questioning what paint to buy, I highly recommend the Liquitex Basics line. You won’t be disappointed.
Click on one of the links below to view some of the different sets offered by Liquitex.
I hope this run down has helped you to answer some questions. If you have questions that did not get answered in this post or any of my posts, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Do you use these paints? If so I would love to hear how you feel about them.
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