Product: Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Paint Viscosity: High Viscosity
Spectrum: 100 Colors
Properties: Highly Pigmented, Thick, and Rich
Size: 2 oz tube - 32 oz jar
Price: $7 - $60
Rating: 4.7 out of 5
The best place to buy: Amazon.com
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Overview
This Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Paint has a smooth, thick buttery consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives. Good surface drag provides excellent handling and blending characteristics with increased open-working time. High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent color. This paint is flexible when dry; thick films remain free of cracks and chips. Available in tubes and jars.
Uses and Techniques
- Impasto: thick applications retain crisp brush stroke and knife marks.
- Traditional Acrylic Painting on canvas or panel
- Experimental Acrylic Painting
- Collage and Mixed Media
- Acrylic Printmaking: Screen Printing, Mono Prints, Block Prints
My Personal Opinion
♥ Liquitex brand is one out of the two pioneers (along with Politec Artist's Colors) in artist acrylic paint production. And this brand has been around forever for a reason. Completely dependable quality, I have never been disappointed with their products.
♥ Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint is a good quality with excellent pigments and texture. I like the smooth strong consistency of this paint. It's fine-grained with great covering properties and excellent color saturation. It 'draws' well with the painting knife due to its heavy body composition. Easy workability is complemented by easy clean-up.
♥ Another thing I like is a wide assortment of creamy and vibrant colors. This paint blends beautifully and is a joy to work with. It applies very well and mixes well with white, black and other colors. Also, all of the Liquitex products are intermixable, so you can mix this paint with any mediums and with different viscosity paints.
♥Liquitex is offering a variety of sizes for different hues (from 2oz tube to 32oz jar). Let's face it - some colors are used less than others on the artist's palette, so it's nice to have several sizes. However, I always like to buy jars of colors that I use the most because it's the cheapest way to buy paint. Besides, Liquitex paint has a long shelf life - I have a few tubes that a few years old and the paint is just as good.
♥ And last but not least - this paint is very reasonably priced, and it's much cheaper than many other professional heavy body acrylics.
IN TOTAL: Thick heavy body, high pigment load, smooth strong consistency, great covering properties, the wide range of colors in the variety of sizes and great color saturation, long shelf life, reasonable price. Could you wish for more?
Did you decide to give it a try?
If you have decided to give this Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint a try, I recommend you ordering it from Amazon. This way you might need to wait for a little bit, but their prices are unbeatable compared to regular art stores. I personally order 90% of my art supplies there (and not only art supplies). It's also a good idea to start with a set. This way you get basic colors at once, and buying a set is always cheaper, than buying it by tubes. Liquitex has 14 really nice sets to offer. They vary in tube sizes, color selection, and other art supplies presence. Check these links below:
I hope you've enjoyed this review! Have fun experimenting with this awesome Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, and let me know how you like it! Also feel free to leave a comment below if you have any question. Impasto rules!