Jul
24
2014

Artist Spotlight Reviews-Matisse Structure Acrylics by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

A Review of Matisse Structure Acrylics

by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson, artist and art instructor
 

 


Elizabeth Gyles Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life.  Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at CreativePencils.com  Learn more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, and enjoy her demonstration here with the Matisse Structured Artists Acrylic Paint
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The Matisse Structured Artists Acrylic Colors are fun!  Plain and simple, that's the first thing that comes to my mind.  They are a heavy bodied paint formulated to naturally lay down on the canvas with some bulk.  I purposely chose a project that could be enhanced with some texture.  And I really enjoyed watching that texture appear with very little effort using the Matisse Structured Paint.   It felt like the paint was working with me rather than my needing to manipulate it. 


The tubes have wonderful flip tops making it so much easier on my hands to get to the paint.  And I believe those tops will also create a better seal over time, thereby allowing a longer shelf life for my paints.



The colors are vivid and scrumptious.  There is a wide range to choose from - 96 colors in all.  They mix nicely.  And the colors lay down clearly and beautifully on the canvas.  You will be tempted to try all the colors, as I am.



The Matisse Acrylics have a longer open working time than other acrylic paints I've worked with, allowing me to leave more colors out on my palette.  And also giving more freedom to play with my mixed colors as the painting developed.  The Matisse Structured Acrylics would be perfect for mixed media painting and for mixed media collage work.  The heavy body lends itself easily to the various techniques used in these popular art forms. 

 
 
 
 
 

Supplies:

Matisse Structured Acrylic Colors
          Raw Sienna
          Magenta Light
          Antique White
          Transparent Venetian Red
          Burnt Sienna
          Naples Yellow Light
          Transparent Yellow Oxide
          Unbleached Titanium
          Phthalo Blue
          Burnt Umber
          Titanium White
Colour Shaper Painting Tool
Jewel Bristle Brushes
Ampersand Artist Panel
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Watch as Elizabeth demonstrates a painting using the Matisse Structure Acrylic Artists Colors

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Elizabeth Gyles Johnson purchases all of her artist pencils from Jerry's Artarama because of their customer service and great packing of delicate artist pencils for shipping. Here are some other drawings Elizabeth has done with pencils purchased from Jerry's Artarama.

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Other Reviews by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

Artist Spotlight Reviews- Tuff Stuff Eraser by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

Artist Spotlight Reviews- Reflexions Pocket Journal by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

Jul
23
2014

End of July Artist Appreciation Giveaway

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Jul
22
2014

Winners for Colored Pencil Magazine Contest Announced- Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama

Awesome Job Janna and Fae!

Jerry's Artarama is a proud sponsor of the Colored Pencil Magazine's June Art Challenge

Every month, Jerry's Artarama supports artists through the monthly art contest in Colored Pencil Magazine. Early on, each month, Colored Pencil Magazine offers a challenge by putting up a new photo for artists to attempt to capture with their colored pencils and submit it for judging. There is always an advanced winner who receives an advanced prize of a $125 Jerry's eGift Card and a beginner's winner who receives a $75 Jerry's eGift Card

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This month the subject for the contest was this image titled "Boys' Stories":

 

 

Here are June's Winners!

 

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