Material Need: Liquitex Acrylic Gouache
Every painter knows acrylic dries shiny, and many artists remain on the lookout for non-oil paints with a matte finish. Regular acrylic is like painting with plastic, and plain gouache is chalky, but the combination of the two creates a luscious, velvety feel. Until now, only one Japanese supplier has created a satisfactory acrylic-gouache combo, so we were thrilled to hear that powerhouse paint company Liquitex has created their own special formula of ultra-pigmented acrylic gouache, boasting intense colors and that elusive, flat matte effect. “No brush strokes, no cracks and no need to dilute. Superb fluidity and application, with a permanent water-resistant finish when dry.” Say no more, Liquitex. Our new standard has arrived.