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DERIVAN STUDENTS PAINTS
For general art education. Great for teaching colour mixing, producing strong pure secondary and tertiary colours. Smooth buttery consistency. Can be used for screen printing, block printing and painting from impasto to water-colour effect
Derivan Student has been manufactured since 1964. As part of our commitment to producing only the best products, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our paints for you the artists. That is why Derivan Student acrylic is now made using a pure acrylic binder. This gives you the advantage of a quality acrylic paint at a student price.
Derivan Student acrylic washes up in water. For stain removal, wash in lukewarm soapy water. However, some staining may occur.
Acrylic painting: Use straight from the tubes. Water is suitable for dilution or clean-up. Both gloss and water resistance are greatly improved by additions of Derivan Polymer Varnish to the paint.
Poster colour effects: These are best obtained by mixing the paint with plenty of Derivan White, at the same time adjusting the sheen of the paint with Matisse MM5 Matt Medium. Alternatively the finished painting is treated with a coating of one of the Matisse Matt Varnishes available.
Water-colour work: Just add water to the paint but mix it slowly to avoid foaming. Apply with a soft brush. Additions of Derivan Spreader Medium will improve brush control for delicate flat water colour glazes. Derivan Drying Retarder is often beneficial as it maintains water sensitivity for washes and at the same time improves flow as well as penetration into the paper.
Oil painting effects: Extend the paint with Derivan Impasto medium for structure and with water-based Derivan Polymer Varnish for increased gloss or desired flow-out. Apply with a knife or bristle brush.
The Old Masters Palette: use brown as red, yellow oxide as yellow and ultra blue for blue. This is an excellent traditional portrait palette, tinting out of the brown for flesh tones and using the earth greens and violets for shadows. This is a simple palette for beginners as it is tonally pleasing and is useful for landscapes.
The Impressionist Palette : This is a warm palette using scarlet for red, yellow for yellow and ultra blue for blue. Brilliant oranges, subtle violets and earthy greens are produced with this combination. For more brilliant greens use cobalt blue which isn't as reddish as ultra blue. This is a more vibrant palette than the old masters.