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Heavy Body
Acrylic

Richly pigmented, high
viscosity, lightfast color

This is high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color, ideal for impasto and texture.

With a high concentration of lightfast artist-quality pigment and a satin finish, Heavy Body Acrylic gives you rich, permanent color, with crisp brush strokes and knife marks.

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411

Yellow Light Hansa

889

Cadmium-Free Yellow Light

160

Cadmium Yellow Light

412

Yellow Medium Azo

890

Cadmium-Free Yellow Medium

161

Cadmium Yellow Medium

891

Cadmium-Free Yellow Deep

414

Yellow Orange Azo

324

Indian Yellow

323

Pyrrole Orange

620

Vivid Red Orange

892

Cadmium-Free Orange

150

Cadmium Orange

108

Quinacridone Burnt Orange

109

Quinacridone Red-Orange

893

Cadmium-Free Red Light

152

Cadmium Red Light

294

Naphthol Red Light

292

Naphthol Crimson

894

Cadmium-Free Red Medium

154

Cadmium Red Medium

321

Pyrrole Red

112

Quinacridone Red

326

Pyrrole Crimson

116

Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent

895

Cadmium-Free Red Deep

110

Quinacridone Crimson

810

Light Portrait Pink

500

Medium Magenta

300

Deep Magenta

114

Quinacridone Magenta

590

Brilliant Purple

186

Dioxazine Purple

118

Quinacridone Blue Violet

115

Deep Violet

391

Prism Violet

680

Light Blue Violet

322

Indantherene Blue

381

Cobalt Blue Hue

170

Cobalt Blue

380

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade

314

Phthalocyanine Blue Red Shade

320

Prussian Blue Hue

316

Phthalocyanine Blue Green Shade

382

Ultramarine Blue Red Shade

570

Brilliant Blue

275

Manganese Blue Hue

470

Cerulean Blue Hue

164

Cerulean Blue

770

Light Blue Permanent

660

Bright Aqua Green

172

Cobalt Teal

561

Turquoise Deep

169

Cobalt Turquoise

171

Cobalt Green

317

Phthalocyanine Green Blue Shade

319

Phthalocyanine Green Yellow Shade

450

Emerald Green

350

Green Deep Permanent

398

Viridian Hue Permanent

327

Transparent Viridian Hue

224

Hooker’s Green Hue Permanent

225

Hooker’s Green Deep Hue Permanent

315

Sap Green Permanent

166

Chromium Oxide Green

325

Green Gold

650

Light Emerald Green

312

Light Green Permanent

740

Vivid Lime Green

840

Brilliant Yellow Green

530

Bronze Yellow

730

Turner’s Yellow

416

Yellow Oxide

601

Naples Yellow Hue

330

Raw Sienna

332

Transparent Raw Sienna

335

Red Oxide

127

Burnt Sienna

129

Transparent Burnt Sienna

128

Burnt Umber

130

Transparent Burnt Umber

392

Van Dyke Red

331

Raw Umber

333

Transparent Raw Umber

434

Unbleached Titanium

436

Parchment

432

Titanium White

430

Transparent Mixing White

599

Neutral Gray 5

310

Payne's Gray

244

Ivory Black

276

Mars Black

238

Iridescent White

236

Iridescent Bright Silver

239

Iridescent Rich Silver

234

Iridescent Bright Gold

235

Iridescent Rich Gold

237

Iridescent Antique Gold

229

Iridescent Rich Bronze

230

Iridescent Rich Copper

502

Muted Violet

503

Muted Turquoise

504

Muted Pink

505

Muted Grey

501

Muted Green

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THE FORMULA

At the forefront of acrylic innovation, Heavy Body represents the latest in acrylic resin technology. The low-odor acrylic resin base gives you increased open time and colors of great clarity and vibrancy, with minimal wet-to-dry shift. The paint film is highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing, UV-resistant and water-resistant when dry.

It’s also safe to use. Heavy Body colors are independently tested by the Art and Creative Materials Institute at Duke University, and hold the Approved Safety (AP) seal*. This means they are certified to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or harmful to humans, or to cause health problems.

*Some colors contain ingredients that naturally cannot hold the AP seal.

PURE PIGMENTS

The finest quality artists’ pigments used in high concentration. Heavy Body Acrylic is known for its rich, permanent color. Our chemists use the latest basket bead-mill technology to bring out the best in every pigment. Tiny reinforced ceramic beads give fine dispersion, great color development, strength and brightness. Every color is individually formulated to allow the unique character of each pigment to express itself – whether it’s naturally opaque, semi-opaque or transparent.

THE RANGE

SURFACES

If it sticks to it, you can use it. Use Heavy Body on:

  • stretched canvas
  • photo paper
  • plaster & brick
  • clay & pottery
  • paper & board
  • wood, fabric & glass

HIGH VISCOSITY

Satisfyingly rich and smooth. This is our highest viscosity paint. Good surface drag gives excellent handling and blending characteristics, with increased open-working time. Never too slippery, or too sticky. Heavy Body Acrylic delivers intense color in the ideal consistency, for a range of techniques.

Archival

On a client’s wall. In a gallery. Your work needs to stay as you intended. As with all Liquitex products, the pigments in Heavy Body have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. Each pigment is rated according to the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), and we only use pigments rated ASTM I or II*. This means your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible – at least 50 years+ in gallery conditions – with no color shifting or fading, to stay vibrant and true.

*Some pigments, such as fluorescents, are not rated

Sets

Our professional sets bring new colors to your palette, in a choice of sizes

Tips & Techniques

Useful guides for working with Heavy Body Acrylic

Heavy Body FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • What are the best tools to use with Heavy Body?
    You can achieve so many effects with Heavy Body. As well as brushes, you should definitely try applying with a knife - different shaped blades will give you different finishes. Combs and shaped scrapers will also give some interesting relief textures and patterns.
  • I like working in oils – what’s the acrylic that’s the nearest thickness to oil paint?
    Heavy Body Acrylic is our nearest paint in terms of viscosity and behaviour, but has many other characteristics that are different to oil paint. Try it out and see how you go.
  • How does Heavy Body differ from your Soft Body paint?
    One word: viscosity. They have the same pigmentation and color vibrancy but Heavy Body is a much thicker, high viscosity formula.
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