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Matisse Structure Formula

See Also Matisse Flow Formula

Click a link below to see details of sets available
Matisse Signature Collection Sets | Matisse Structure Sets
Matisse Structure Sampler Sets | Matisse Mediums Kit

 

Matisse StructurMatisse Structure acrylic paint tubee Formula is a rich impasto paint that artists love. Available in 95 colours, Matisse Structure Formula paint is ideal for application with a brush or palette knife for striking textured effects, or combined with the range of Matisse Mediums for exceptional flexibility of application and finish.

The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours.

Only the finest quality pigments and ingredients are selected for the Matisse range of premium acrylic colours. All have the highest lightfastness rating of ASTM I or II and are archival quality - so you can create with confidence knowing your artwork will stand the test of time. Each are fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.

For specific information on pigment and paint opacity ratings, lightfastness and pigment listing of Matisse Structure Formula colours, please click here.

pdf MATISSE TECHNICAL GUIDE, click here to download (3.2Mb)

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Application

Applied undiluted by brush or knife it gives a rich deep impasto finish. The colours may be thinned with water for washes and watercolour effects.

Mediums

Matisse 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.

Acrylics & Oils

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.

The Colour Book

Download PDF version of The Colour Book here (4.2Mb)pdf icon

Learn and understand colour through theory and practical exercises. An effortless but complete and clear way to become familiar with its principles and how to incorporate them into your projects.

This book has been written using Matisse Structure and Flow Formula acrylic paints from Derivan Pty Ltd. We have chosen this brand because of their extremely high quality and brilliant colours. You will however, be able to use other brands – and you’ll find this book useful anywhere you’re thinking about colour.

Go to The Colour Book page to see image-sample of pages from the book and download a pdf copy of the companion Colour Workbook.


On Lightfastness and Permanence

Lightfastness is the paint’s ability to hold its colour (or not fade) over time due to the actions of prolonged exposure to light that can cause a chemical change in the pigment. Ultraviolet light, which is one of the most destructive wavelengths, can take its toll very quickly on pigments that are not lightfast.
Permanency is the intrinsic chemical stability of pigments in relation to chemical or environmental factors including light, heat, water, acids, mold, etc.


The lightfastness of paint is rated or measured by several different standards, however the most popular are:

  • ASTM (ASTM International): ASTM 4303(*) is a procedure or standard for rating artist pigments. Ratings range from ASTM I to ASTM V, with pigments that are rated ASTM I being considered to have excellent lightfast qualities (pigments will remain unchanged for more than 100 years) and those rated ASTM III-V being considered impermanent or fugitive (not deemed for artistic use).

  • BWS (Blue Wool Scale): The Blue Wool Scale originated to compare the lightfastness of dyes for treating fabrics. The scale ranges from BWS 8 (excellent lightfastness) to BWS 1 (fugitive).

 


Matisse Structure Signature Collection Sets

Introducing the new collection of Artists Signature Sets from Matisse Derivan!

These Signature Sets of colours have been hand selected by outstanding australian visual artists from the brilliant range of Matisse Structure Formula Colours and Mediums. Individually designed package and showcasing some of each artists small example of their creative achievements on the cover. Accompanied by a colour statement of each artist, these selections will surely inspire and open up endles possibilities for creation.

 

Paul McCarthy has been painting and selling his work for the last 25 years. His landscapes combine Fauvism, Impressionism and Contemporary Abstraction. His exquisite colour combinations give his paintings an exotic flair, through which he captures and finds a whole new and dramatic light unique to his environment. He has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions both here and overseas, including a joint exhibition in Soho New York in 2001. Paul McCarthy’s artwork is held in many corporate and private collections around the globe.

“I am a colourist at heart and my work reflects a response to my surroundings. My selection enables me to create vivid sequences of colour or subtle muted tones, as the need arises. Working plein air I am able to capture the full range of the vast diversity of the Australian landscape from coast to hinterland and outback. My passion for still life and interiors can be enhanced with the wow factor of cadmium orange and cobalt teal. I like to introduce a wow colour to all of my work. I hope you enjoy my selection.”

Paul McCarthy Signature Set

Cadmium Yellow Light
Yellow Deep
Cadmium Orange
Napthol Scarlet
Magenta (Quin Violet)
Dioxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Teal
Burnt Umber

Paul McCarthy Signature Set

 

 

Peter Griffen is a full time Sydney based artist and has been painting for forty years, during which time he has travelled extensively and has had numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. His qualifications in education are clearly evident in his teaching style and his experience in tutoring workshops is quite extensive. He is currently involved in tutoring a series of workshops in association with the Art Gallery of NSW and he recently tutored in Birdsville where he was filmed by ABCTV for the “Landline” program.

Peter has been selected as a finalist in several prizes including the Blake, Sulman, Dobell, Muswellbrook, Fishers Ghost and Fleurieu prizes. He has had many commissions and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections.
His book, “In and Out of Abstraction”, published by la Fabrique and sponsored by Derivan, features a large range of his exploratory paintings accompanied by his comments and philosophies.

Peter Griffen Signature Set

Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Medium
Brilliant Alizarine (Crimson)
Magenta (Quin Violet)
Dioxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Phthalo Green
MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish 75ml (Mid Viscosity Binder Medium)

Peter Griffen Signature Set

 

 

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists. Awards include Sulman prize, Portia Geach Memorial prize, the Archibald Prize, and numerous other prizes, Scholarships and international residencies, in Egypt at the Australian Embassy residence (as special guest of the Australian ambassador), two residencies at Cite des Arts Paris and in 2012 and she was the invited artist on the Mawson Centenary voyage to Antarctica.
Important commissions include, the Olympic pool size mural - Cook and Philip Park Aquatic centre Sydney, painted in Matisse / Derivan paint and a commission as Australian Official Artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial Canberra (the first woman since WW2). She has been a finalist in the Archibald, Sulman and Wynne prizes on numerous occasions and has held over 30 solo exhibitions through out Australia.

Wendy Sharpe Signature Set

Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
Yellow Deep
Cadmium Red Medium
Brilliant Alizarine (Crimson)
Doxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Hookers Green
Carbon Black

Wendy Sharpe Signature Set

 

 

Kerry Lester has been exhibiting her distinctive scenes of fleeting moments in everyday life, since the 1970’s. Overseas her works have been exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Australian Embassy, Paris. Her distinctive oil paintings were included in the Sydney Biennale as well as being held in numerous public galleries and prestigious corporate and government collections.
“My colour choice reflects the brilliant and unique light we have in Australia. Bright and uplifting the summer light produces vibrant and compelling colours which can turn an everyday scene into a thing of beauty. Exaggerating the colours and outlining them with sewn thread painted black venerates the natural palette of our quotidian landscape”. Kerrie Lester is represented by Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney.

Kerrie Lester Signature Set

Titanium White
Naples Yellow Light
Australian Salmon Gum
Cadmium Orange Deep
Matisse Red Light
Manganese Blue Hue
Australian Olive Green
Australian Sienna
Skin Tone Light
Carbon Black

Kerry Lester Signature Set

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Matisse Structure Sets

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

Intro Set

Titanium White
Yellow Mid Azo
Phthalo Blue
Matisse Lt Red
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Intro Set
Primary Set

Titanium White
Mars Black
Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Light Hansa
Yellow Deep
Matisse Lt Red
Brilliant Alizarin (Crim)
Matisse Medium 75ml MM2 Impasto
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Primary Set
Australian Colours

Australian Sienna
Australian Sky Blue
Southern Ocean Blue
Australian Sap Green
Australian Olive Green
Australian Red Violet
Australian Yellow Green
Red Oxide
Matisse Medium 75ml MM2 Impasto
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Australian Colours Set
Seascape Set

Brilliant Alizarin (Crim)
Phthalo Blue
Prussian Blue
Yellow Oxide
Phthalo Green
Southern Ocean Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Naples Yellow Light
Matisse Medium 75ml MM2 Impasto
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Seascape Set
Landscape Set

Australian Sienna
Yellow Oxide
Burnt Umber
Phthalo Blue
Australian Olive Green
Hookers Green
Red Oxide
Titanium White
Matisse Medium 75ml MM2 Impasto
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Landscape Set
Portrait Set

Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Oxide
Skin Tone Mid
Phthalo Green
Matisse Lt Red
Skin Tone Light
Skin Tone Deep
Matisse Medium 75ml MM2 Impasto
Matisse Medium 75ml MM4 Gel

Portrait Set

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Matisse Structure Sampler Sets

Bringing you an additional set 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.

Sampler Set - 12 x 12ml tubes

Titanium White (two tubes!)
Carbon Black
Australian Sienna
Red Oxide
Australian Red Violet
Yellow light Hansa
Yellow Deep
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Brilliant Alizarin
Matisse Red Light

Sampler Set
Australian Colours Set - 12 x 12ml tubes

Australian Sienna
Australian Sky Blue
Australian Sap Green
Australian Olive Green
Australian Red Violet
Australian Yellow Green
Australian Blue Gum
Australian Salmon Gum
Red Oxide
Southern Ocean Blue
Matisse Medium 12ml MM4 Gel Medium
Matisse Medium 12ml MM2 Impasto Medium

Matisse Sampler Australian Colours

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Matisse Mediums Kit

Matisse Mediums are designed to work in conjucntion 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.

Mediums Kit Contains:

MM2 Impasto Medium 75ml
A full-bodied texture paste and modelling compound.

MM3 Surface Tension Breaker 75ml
A dispersant that is used to break down the surface tension of acrylic paints. Also known as a 'watercolour medium' or 'flow medium'.

MM4 Gel Medium 75ml
A clear transparent colour extender allowing thick layering, drying to a gloss finish.

MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish 75ml
Versatile water-based acrylic varnish, also used for glazing. Non-yellowing and dries completely clear.

MM31 Open Medium 75ml
Extends the 'open' or 'working' time of acrylics without affecting consistency, allowing softening, shading or blending techniques.

 

Mediums Set

 

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Joe DiGuillio tells us why he loves Matisse Sets

 

See Also

Matisse Flow formula

Matisse Mediums