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Information about Matisse Flow & Structure Formula Paints.

Lightfastness. Opacity. Permanency. Matisse Acrylics Group

 

Only the finest quality pigments and ingredients are selected for the Matisse range of premium artist acrylic colours. All have the highest lightfastness rating of ASTM 1 or 2. All Matisse paints are fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.

 

 

 

Lightfastness

The lightfastness, (permanency of colour or resistance to fading) in paint, is rated in several different standards, however the most popular methods are:

 

ASTM ratings range from ASTM I to ASTM V, with pigments that are rated ASTM I being considered to have excellent lightfast qualities, and those rated ASTM III-V being considered fugitive. The BWS scale ranges from BWS 8 (excellent lightfastness) to BWS 1 (fugitive). For a paint to be considered artist quality, it should be lightfast, or permanent, with an ASTM rating of I-II or a BWS rating of 8-6.

Matisse paint labels indicate the lightfastness rating given to the pigment content of each colour and ASTM ratings have been used whenever possible, with the internationally recognised BWS rating being used when the ASTM has not tested a particular pigment for use in acrylic paints.
All Matisse Flow, Matisse Structure, Matisse Background and Matisse Ink pigments are rated either ASTM I-II or BWS 8 so artists can be confident of creating lasting works of art.

 

Matisse Structure & Flow Formula - Brilliant colours, unique formulas

The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure and Flow Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours.
Matisse Structure Formula is a rich impasto paint most like oil paint. 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.
Matisse Flow Formula is a low viscosity acrylic paint that glides from the brush. Matisse Flow Formula paint is ideal for mural work, canvas painting, geometrics, hard edge, photo realism and fine detailed painting - in fact any art that requires intense smooth colours.

 

Opacity Ratings

Although in most cases these two ratings will be the same, there are some pigments in a pure, dry state that may not maintain the same opacity when incorporated into acrylic paint. This may be due to variations in particle size between the pigment and other raw materials in the paint formulation, the intensity of pigments or the pigment loading in the paint system. These can all have an effect on the resulting opacity of the paint.

To help artists identify the opacity and transparency of Matisse Acrylic colours two ratings have been made available.

Pigment opacity rating: This denotes the actual rating that would be given to the pigment particle (and the aggregate for blends) when studied on a macroscopic level or as described by the pigment manufacturer.

Paint rating: this rating describes the resultant opacity of the actual paint.

In addition to this, some colours will be different in shade, tone or even opacity even though they have the same name or generic colour index name (i.e. PY74). This is because this index for pigments is an indication of chemical type and basic shade only. The hue, tone, intensity (and opacity) can vary considerably between individual pigments classified under this index. In addition brands of paint with the same pigment number can vary due also to the use of fillers and other agents and the quality of the pigment used. Matisse use only the finest pigments available and limit fillers, when they have to be used (for rheology, in-can stability, flow control etc) to the bare minimum and do not use fillers to extend the colour, which generally results in dirtier, less intense colours.

 

COLOUR

PIGMENT NUMBERS

A

B

LEGEND

A = Pigment Opacity
B = Paint Opacity


T = Transparent
S = Semi-Transparent
O = Opaque

Alpine Green  

PG7 PY74 PY83

T

O

Antique White 

PW6 PY42

O

O

Aqua Green Light

PW6 PG7

O

O

Ash Pink 

PW6 PBr7

O

Aureolin Yellow

PY40

S

T

Australian Blue Gum

PW6 PB15.3 PBk9

O

O

Australian Ghost Gum

PW6 PY42 PBr7

O

O

Australian Olive Green(trans)

PG7 PY83 PR101 PBk7

T

T

Australian Red Violet

PV19

T

S

 

Australian Salmon Gum

PV19 PY74 PW6

S

O

 

Australian Sap Green 

PY74 PG7 PY83 PR101

T

S

 

Australian Sienna 

PY83 PR101 PY42

S

T

 

Australian Sky Blue 

PW6 PB29

O

O

 

Australian Yellow Green 

PY74 PY83 PG7

S

S

 

Bismuth Yellow

PY184

O

O

 

Brilliant Alizarin (Crimson)

PR122 PR170

T

S

 

Burgundy 

PR122 PR170 PBk7

T

S

 

Burnt Sienna 

PBr7 PR101

T

S

 

Burnt Umber 

PBr7

T

S

 

Cadmium Orange 

PO20

O

O

 

Cadmium Orange Deep 

PO20 PR108

O

O

 

Cadmium Red Medium 

PR108

O

O

 

Cadmium Yellow Light 

PY35

O

O  

Cadmium Yellow Medium 

PY35

O

O

 

Carbon Black 

Bk7

O

O

 

Carbon Grey

PW6 PBk7

O

O

 

Cerulean Blue 

PB36

S

S

 

Chromium Green Oxide 

PG17

O

O

 

Cobalt Blue 

PB28

O

O

 

Cobalt Teal

PG50

O

O

 

Cobalt Turquoise 

PB36

O

S

 

Deep Rose Madder (Perm)

PR175

T

T

 

Dioxazine Purple 

PV23

T

T

 

Graphite Grey

PBk10

O

O

 

Grey Green

PG7 PBk11 PW6

O

O

 

Hookers Green 

PG7 PY74 PBk7

T

S

 

Irridescent White

PW6+Mica Titanate

O

O

 

Iso Yellow

PY139

S

S

 

Ivory Black

PBk9

S

O

 

Magenta Quin Violet

PR122

T

T

 

Magenta Light 

PY74 PR122 PW6

O

O

 

Mars Black 

PBk11

S

O

 

Mars Grey

PW6 Pbk11

O

O

 

Mars Violet 

PR101

O

O

 

Matisse Emerald 

PG36 

T

T

 

Matisse Indigo 

PB60

T

S

 

Matisse Orange DPP

PO73

O

O

 

Matisse Red Light

PR254

S

S

 

Matisse Rose Madder

PV19

T

S

Matisse Scarlet DPP

PR256

O

O

 

Metallic Bronze 

Mica titanate pigment

O

O

 

Metallic Copper 

Mica titanate pigment

O

O

 

Metallic Gold 

Mica titanate pigment

O

O

 

Metallic Light Gold 

Mica titanate pigment

O

O

 

Metallic Silver 

Mica titanate pigment

O

O

 

Midnight Blue 

PB29 PB15.3 PBk11

S

O

 

Mineral Blue

PB29 PBk11 PB15.3

O

O

 

Naples Yellow Light 

PW6 PY42 PY83

O

O

 

Napthol Crimson 

PR170

T

S

 

Naphthol Scarlet 

PR112 PO36

T

S

 

Nickel Titanate Yellow (Naples Yellow)

PY53

S

S

 

Payne’s Grey 

PB29 PBk11

S

S

 

Permanent Green Light

PY83 PG7

T

S

 

Permanent Light Violet 

PW6 PV23

O

O

 

Permanent Maroon

PR179

S

O

 

Permanent Orange 

PO36 PY74 

S

S

 

Phthalocynine Blue 

PB15.3

T

T

 

Phthalocynine Green 

PG7 

T

T

 

Primary Blue

PB15.3 PW6

S

S

 

Primary Red

PV19

S

S

 

Primary Yellow

PY3 PY74 PW6

S

S

 

Prussian Blue

PB27

T

S

 

Quinacridone Red

PV19

S

T

 

Raw Sienna 

PY43

T

S

 

Raw Umber 

PBr7

S

S

 

Raw Umber Deep

PBr7 PBk7

S

S

 

Red Oxide 

PR101

T

O

 

Skin Tone Deep 

PBr7 PR101 PG7

S

S

 

Skin Tone Light 

PW6 PO36 PR101 

O

O

 

Skin Tone Mid 

PY74 PR101 PY42

O

O

 

Southern Ocean Blue 

PG7 PB15.3

T

T

 

Titanium White 

PW6

O

O

 

Transparent Red Oxide

PR101

T

T

 

Transparent Umber

PR101

T

T

 

Transparent Venetian Red

PBr25

T

T

 

Transparent Yellow Oxide   

PY42

T

T

 

Ultramarine Blue 

PB29

T

T

 

Unbleached Titanium 

PW6 PY42 PR101

O

O

 

Van Dyke Brown

PBr7

S

O

 

Venetian Red 

PR101

S

S

 

Vermilion (Azo)

PO36 

S

O

 

Yellow Deep 

PY83

T

S

 

Yellow Light Hansa 

PY3

T

T

 

Yellow Mid Azo 

PY74 

T

S

 

Yellow Oxide 

PY42

T

T

 

 

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