Heavy Body Acrylic

Indian Yellow

A clear, deep and luminescent yellow single pigment color. It is a synthetic, organic pigment which gives excellent transparent glazes. The original pigment was first used by Dutch artists but has not been available since the 1920s and it's origins have always been surrounded in mystery and debate

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Size: 2oz/59ml
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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

  • High viscosity
  • Highly pigmented
  • Satin finish
  • Holds knife marks & brush strokes

  • All painting techniques
  • Impasto
  • Texturizing with brush or palette knife
  • Alla prima


Item #094376943443
Series: 2
Opacity: custom payments Transparent
Lightfastness: Excellent
Color code: 324
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results.

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Lightfastness | How long will it resist fading?

  • Each pigment is rated on scale by the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM). Liquitex paints are all rated ASTM I (excellent) or II (very good) and considered permanent and lightfast for 50-100+ years in gallery conditions. Our metallic and fluorescent colors are naturally less lightfast.

Opacity/Transparency | We communicate opacity/transparency clearly on our packaging based on three categories:

  • Opaque: these colors do not allow light to pass through the color layer and offer the best coverage or hiding power.
  • Semi-opaque: these allow for some light to pass through the color layer and sit between opaque and transparent colors
  • Transparent: these colors offer the least coverage and allow light to pass through the color layer to the surface below.
  • Series:
    Pigments come from a variety of sources and have different prices according to their rarity, processing and milling costs. We group our colors into a 'series' pricing structure according to how much each one takes to make. Series 1 colors contain the most inexpensive pigments, while Series 4 and 5 color contain the most expensive pigments.



Unlock your potential with thick, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color.

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

Never too slippery, or too sticky, take your creativity to new peaks with satisfyingly rich color, perfect for impasto, blending and all kinds of pro painting techniques.


Satisfyingly thick and rich. 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.


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


Choose from a range of sizes:

  • The 2oz (59ml) tube in 105 colors
  • The 4.65oz (138ml) tube in 36 colors
  • The 16oz (473ml) pot in 25 colors
  • The 32oz (946ml) pot in 25 colors
  • And the smaller 0.74oz (22ml) tube, which you can find in our sets 

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

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.


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.


Useful guides for working with Heavy Body acrylics.


Other creatives have asked us...

Can I create my own Heavy Body paint by adding a gel medium to Soft Body?

Creating Heavy Body paint by adding gel to Soft Body may affect color intensity. We would always advise that you'll get the result by choosing the appropriate paint for the task.

What are the best tools to use with Heavy Body?

Besides brushes, experiment with knives, combs, and scrapers for unique Heavy Body effects.

How does Heavy Body differ from your Soft Body paint?

Heavy Body Acrylic is a thicker viscosity than Soft Body and provides a different texture.

Can I get the same consistency and result as Soft Body by watering down my Heavy Body paint?

You can thin Heavy Body paint with water, but it may reduce color intensity. We would always advise that you'll get the result by choosing the appropriate paint for the task.