I am happily bringing a new feature on the blog: Art Junkie Monday ! If you know me, and/or you ever came to my Home Studio (the former space was called the Teal Studio, my new one is the Art Cave), you are aware of the amount of art supplies I actually own *I did try to purge when we moved across the country a few months ago, but still…*
So I decided to share the love with you. And for this first one, I decided to go with my three favorite acrylic paints (as it is my primary medium when I paint).
I love acrylic paint because it can be mixed with gels and other grounds to create something totally different.
Here are my three go-to paints (I also use cheaper ones but not as often and with as much delight than I use those):
Matte Acrylics | DickBlicks
What I love about the Matte Acrylic paints by blick is how highly pigmented they are.
Plus, when I use them in my art journal, my pages tend to stick less together.
They come in a very big range of colors (usually, you will have “light”/”medium”/”dark” shade for almost each color, which I find is amazing so I have less thinking to do).
And not to be neglected: they are pretty cheap !
Soft Body Acrylics | Liquitex
Liquitex really is one of my favorite brands when it comes to art supplies. Why ? First, because I do mixed media, I love to… mix and match what I use. And Liquitex allows me to play around that by having different media covering their range of colors. I know it will meet my expectations and that they will perfectly work together.
I love their soft body line of paint because it applies very smoothly but I can still get nice textures from them. The pigmentation is great (both their softer colors and their deeper ones) so I don’t need a lot of it. I love using them on my Nixies’ face.
They have colors I do not find made by other brands, which is always a good selling point for me 😉
Fluid Acrylics | Golden
Golden is probably one of the best brand of paint for artists working in acrylic. Oh Golden Fluid Acrylics, how I love thy… (even though Cobalt Teal had to disappear and I am still not truly over it).
They are the choice I make when I want more flow but not a very liquid consistency (as the High Flow paints would offer, for example; these are more like an ink consistency. Golden says on its website it is “a viscosity similar to heavy cream“).
They are pretty expensive, but I have had some bottles (like the Cobalt Teal, that is not in production anymore) for what feels like ages. You need so little of it because of the color intensity.
Do you use any of these paints ? What do you think about them ? What is your favorite ? Let me know in the comment <3