Soft Body
Acrylic

The original acrylic. Redesigned.
Now in a new artist-designed bottle

This low viscosity professional acrylic paint gives excellent coverage, a satin finish and high levels of artist-quality pigment for archival brilliance.

It’s incredibly versatile.

Use it to paint, pour, glaze or print on almost any surface.

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411

Yellow Light Hansa

889

Cadmium-Free Yellow Light

412

Yellow Medium Azo

890

Cadmium-Free 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

108

Quinacridone Burnt Orange

109

Quinacridone Red-Orange

893

Cadmium-Free Red Light

294

Naphthol Red Light

292

Naphthol Crimson

894

Cadmium-Free 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

391

Prism Violet

680

Light Blue Violet

322

Indantherene Blue

381

Cobalt Blue Hue

170

Cobalt Blue

382

Ultramarine Blue Red Shade

380

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade

314

Phthalocyanine Blue Red Shade

320

Prussian Blue Hue

316

Phthalocyanine Blue Green Shade

570

Brilliant Blue

470

Cerulean Blue Hue

164

Cerulean Blue

770

Light Blue Permanent

660

Bright Aqua Green

172

Cobalt Teal

169

Cobalt Turquoise

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

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

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

987

Fluorescent Pink

983

Fluorescent Red

982

Fluorescent Orange

981

Fluorescent Yellow

985

Fluorescent Green

984

Fluorescent Blue

502

Muted Violet

503

Muted Turquoise

504

Muted Pink

505

Muted Grey

501

Muted Green

See the new bottle in action

Our original acrylic has been redesigned. A new shape. New nozzle and new functionality.

MORE INFO

The Formula

If you thought Soft Body was just a watered-down Heavy Body, you'd be wrong. This flowing low viscosity formula was in fact created first and actually gives triple the coverage area of Heavy Body. The two paints have compatible binders and pack the same high pigment load. But if you thin Heavy Body with water or mediums, you reduce concentration and get noticeably weaker colors. Paint feel, performance and stability are also impacted, so choose the right consistency of paint for the job.

A Brand New Design

When you’re working, your tools need to work for you. Our ergonomic bottle and clear labeling have been designed in collaboration with artists, to help us create what we believe is the perfect format. It’s fully reusable and recyclable - and not a drop of paint will go to waste.

Versatility

If you had to choose one paint – this would be the one you’d get most out of. Soft Body suits a wide range of techniques and applications. It loves almost any surface and dries flexibly and quickly for easy layering and masking. Want something new? Use a professional medium to change its character further.

Surfaces

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

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

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 Soft 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 Soft Body Acrylics

Soft Body FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • Is it true that Soft Body was the first acrylic paint ever invented?
    Yes it's true that it was the first commercially available water-based acrylic paint designed for artists, back in the 1950s. Then it was called Liquitex Medium Viscosity.
  • Are you doing cadmium-free colors in Soft Body?
    Yes! We are now offering Liquitex cadmium-free colors in Soft Body and Acrylic Gouache, so you can choose your consistency. We might look to offer these colors in our other ranges in the future.
  • Is the Soft Body the same paint as before?
    Yes. Nothing has changed in the formulation of Liquitex Soft Body, it's just the outer packaging that has changed.
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