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Professional quality at an affordable price — that's what you get with Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics, engineered to add more luster, brilliance, and color vigor to your paintings, as well as higher lightfast ratings.
Utilizing the best traditional inorganic pigments as well a the latest and most up to date organic pigments, Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics make mixing seamless and thinning effortless. The 113 carefully detailed colors in the line can be thinned with water or acrylic mediums, or applied as a thin, dry brush layer. The heavy body formula is thick and brushable and will retain impasto textures and marks.
Superior, smooth, and vivid in every way, the Holbein Heavy Body range is certain to meet and surpass your highest expectations for an acrylic paint, no matter what your painting style.
Basic Set of 6
This set provides a great basic palette for the beginning painter or anyone interested in testing out the quality of Holbein Heavy Body Acrylics. It contains 2 oz (60 ml) tubes of Quinacridone Red, Imidazolone Lemon, Viridian Hue, Phthalo Blue (Red Shade), Mars Black, and Titanium White.
Holbein's luminous colors offer brilliance and high chroma not found in conventional pigments. Because they contain fluorescent dyes and pigments that are fugitive, this brilliance will fade and the colors will shift with exposure to ultraviolet light. The luminous color series are best suited for works that are temporary, or that are meant to be photographed and used in a digital format.
Luminous Set of 6
Six unique, luminous colors in 2 oz (60 ml) tubes are gathered in this set, which includes Luminous Rose, Luminous Opera, Luminous Red, Luminous Orange, Luminous Yellow, and Luminous Lemon.
Primary Set of 5
Ideal for color theory explorations, this set of five primary colors includes 2 oz (60 ml) tubes of Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow, Primary Cyan, Primary Black, and Primary White.
Standard Set of 12
This set provides a standard palette of 12, 2 oz (60 ml) colors, including Naphthol Red Deep, Naphthol Red Light, Hansa Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Green, Middle Green, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Violet, Burnt Sienna, Mars Black, and Titanium White.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Comments about Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics:
I got Holbein because of the unusual colors, especially the color, Opera. I haven't seen these colors in other paint brands.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Brilliant does works just like I wanted it to
from Edina, MN
Works just the way it says it should. Nice for the main colors but not to bright.
Great vibrancy to this paint.
from Crested Butte, CO
I had never used Holbein acrylics, and am impressed with the pigment strength and vibrancy!
By Art gal near the beach
from Woodland Hills, CA
I love thes colors. Holbein hasn't been easy for me to find in my local Dick Blick stores...I had to search them out...and, boy, was it worth it. Although I primarily use Golden fluids, the colors in Holbein are simply amazing. They are a fabulous addition to my favorite palettes.
Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylics
By Viki Sue
from Athens AL
I discovered Holbein paints at a local art store and bought one tube to try and found I loved it's body and ease of use ad clean up. Then I ordered more from Blick and will continue to order more.
Holbein Acrylic Paint
By Lori Lew
from Ft. Myers, FL
Holbein acrylic paint has beautiful colors and a brush stroke on the front of the tube is helpful to see the exact color over white.
Creamy wonderful paint
from Leonardtown, MD
This is great paint, although a bit pricy. I alternate between another brand and this one, so I could not day this is best in category. It is one of the best though, and deserves 5 stars. The line has good color choices, and very little noticeable color shift when dry. I use acrylics for collage and abstract painting.
Great unusual colors
By Toby the Peoplepainter
from Benicia CA
The "Luminous" colors are bright and transparent and are terrific to use over an underpainting or incorporated within a painting. They are bright but do not overtake the painting.
Hlbein heavy body artist acrylics
By Big Red
from Belle Chasse, La.70037
I new the Holbein water color paint was good, so when I saw Holbein came out with Acrylic paints I wanted to try them.I have an acrylic workshop coming up on Sept 234, 2016, so I order them. Well I couldn't wait for the workshop to try them I did two painting with my new Holbein Acrylic, I love the paints.I will be sure to tell my other artist friends about Holbein Acrylic paints and the price was not bad either.
Beware of bleeding!
from Springfield, IL
I paint solid color blocks in my work, so I realize that the issue I had may not apply to everyone. I recently worked on a piece using black, white, and red, where the red color was Holbein's Cadmium Red. I absolutely loved the consistency and the fact that I didn't need to use multiple coats to get the color vibrancy that I wanted. However, when I went over the piece with varnish using a brush, some of the dye from the red traveled and turned my white areas pink. I've never had this happen before, even with student-grade paints, so I was surprised that an artist-grade paint would have this problem.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this color. It sounds like the paint, though touch dry, was insufficiently cured when the varnish was applied. There are a few possible causes, and our Product Specialists are happy to troubleshoot. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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