New In The Shop: Holbein Heavy Body Acrylics
As many of you may already know, ARTiculations is always treasure hunting for unique, hard to find artist materials that are of high quality and good design. This drive to grow our collection in a thoughtful way was at the forefront of our minds when we were searching for a new artist grade acrylic line. After a lot of research, we fell in love with one company that stood out amongst all others.
ARTiculations is now the proud retailer of Holbein Heavy Body Acrylics & Mediums in Toronto. We were very pleased to find out that they had created a new line of heavy body acrylics that were not replicas of industry leaders such as Golden Acrylics, Liquitex and other Artist Grade lines, but rather a superior acrylic artist paint that carries it’s own unique properties to claim a position as a new industry standard.
The new Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics paints have a consistency that is softer and silkier under the brush, but not slippery compared to other leading acrylics. The line feels a little more like oil paint and has a longer working time. It doesn’t tack up quickly as many other acrylic lines. If you like to paint directly from the tube rather than using additives, gels and mediums, the Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics has a great feel under the brush.
Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics is offered in a beautiful range of 113 colours. This colour selection contains many pigments you will find in their oil and watercolour lines. Manufactured in Japan, the Holbein palette not only contains traditional Western palettes from the Renaissance through the Impressionists to the Moderns but includes colors friendlier to an Asian esthetic. Some favourites from other mediums that are unique to Holbein are their classic mixed colours like the Compose Blue series and the Luminous colors of Violet, Rose and Opera. Like their oil paint, Holbein’s acrylics have a consistent body and sheen from one color to another.
Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylic is a painter’s paint. We are happy to add this line to our selection at ARTiculations and to help celebrate, we will be offering 20% off all Holbein Paints & Mediums from August 15th-August 24th -AND there is a free tube of Titanium White with your purchase of 3 tubes of colour or more!