Derivan has explored an extensive variety of minerals and man made additives before finalising their selection of eighteen Matisse Dry Mediums. These mediums, designed to mix with any acrylic and oil mediums, have a wealth of purposes. Many of them provide magnificent textural effects, never previously achievable. Others fulfill a more specific function, for example Microspheres, which provide bulk without weight – a great benefit for artists who work with texture on large canvasses.
Artists will be excited by the varying effects achievable with the different methods used to apply the Matisse Dry Mediums. Applied smoothly, or in troughs or peaks, the results will surprise and delight artists and viewers alike. Where a rough texture has been chosen, care should be taken – as a rocky surface can scratch the unwary once the work is dry.
Artists gain total control over the effect, because Derivan has packaged the products individually and in their raw state. This gives you the flexibility to decide the proportion of dry mediums to wet mediums according to the desired effect. Matisse Dry Mediums come in a convenient 40ml size, providing the artist with an affordable means to try a selection of dry mediums. Overall, a generous amount will give a superior effect to a sparse amount in the case of texture effects.
Oil painters will find the Matisse Dry Mediums just as inviting as acrylic artists, as they can be mixed successfully with all painting mediums and can be added to gels, paints and gessos. It should be taken into account that oil paints and mediums, by their very nature, will take much longer to dry than acrylics and may be used in more of an experimental way.
Every one of the Matisse Dry Mediums has a myriad of potential uses, limited only by your imagination.
|To use with||Oil, Acrylic|
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A good medium to add bulk and body to your acrylic. After experimenting, I say it compares to adding marble dust to oil paint, although as the spheres are regular I don't think it plays with the light and creates the same optical qualities as marble dust does.