Fluid Formula

Matisse Fluid is our most liquid-like paint, yet despite its texture, it is highly pigmented. Each colour has an ASTM rating of I or II indicating Very Good lightfastness to Excellent Lightfastness and are completely opaque when used directly from the container. Matisse Fluid is available in a brilliant range of 40 colours and they are completely compatible with our Structure and Flow formula paints, can be either blended together or used by itself on the same artwork. Matisse Fluid Acrylics, have a very smooth, runny but slightly dense viscosity. Being highly pigmented, the colours will appear dark and intense on initial application but can be spread easily with a brush or mixed with water to reveal the colour graduation. The intensity of the colour is what makes Matisse Fluid ideal for tinting. the consistency allows precise drop-by-drop addition to any of the Matisse range of acrylic paints and the precise ratio of tint to paint can be easily replicated.

Download Matisse Fluid Formula MSDS

Download Matisse Fluid Formula MSDS for Cadmiums

Features at a glance

  •   Vibrant Colours   

    Very smooth, liquid like acrylic ( similar to ink ) 40 Brilliant colours

  •   Range of Sizes

    Available in 36ml & 135ml

  •   Light Fast 

    Archival & long lasting. 

  •   Flexible

    Less prone to cracking.

  •   Label

    Painted brushed sample of actual colour on each tube.

  •   Compatibility 

    Fully compatible with all Matisse Mediums.



Matisse artists painting mediums make the very versatile Matisse Structure and Flow Formulas even more versatile. Each medium and some of its uses are detailed in the following pages.

Use MM2 Impasto Medium for structure and MM4 Gel Medium for brilliant high gloss glazes. Use MM5 Matt Medium or MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish for adjusting surface sheen.

Oils & Acrylics 

Acrylics can be painted under oil paints but not over the top of them, and acrylics should not be mixed with oil paints. If you want your acrylics to behave more like oils, you may be interested in Matisse MM31 Open Medium.

Matisse Sets 

Introducing six inspiring themed sets and two Signature sets from Matisse Derivan! Each set has been hand selected from the brilliant range of Matisse Structure Formula Colours and Artists Mediums to provide artists with a stunning array of colours and possibilities in 75ml tubes.

Matisse Structure Sampler Set 

Bringing you two additional sets from Matisse Derivan. Artists are now able to sample the Australian colours in the economical 12ml set, in the same way that the Sampler set has enabled artists to try Matisse primary colours from the brilliant range of Matisse Structure Formula Colours and Mediums.

Matisse Artist Mediums Kit

Matisse Mediums are designed to work in conjunction with the Matisse Flow and Structure Acrylic paints to create a highly versatile painting system. The mediums in the kit were specifically selected for maximum flexibility and usefulness to acrylic artists who will find endless new creative possibilities for their artwork.

This is the third tier in the Matisse range of Artists acrylic Paints. The thickest is Matisse Structure Formula, which has a thick dense consistency ideal for impasto techniques, followed by the Matisse Flow Formula range with its smooth cream-like texture and a thinner viscosity to allow free flowing brushstrokes or use through an airbrush (with minimal dilution). This allows the paint to be used for fine brushwork with or without water dilution. This paint gives a fine flow with a low-sheen finish and good leveling.

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