For general art education. Great for teaching colour mixing, producing strong pure secondary and tertiary colours. Smooth buttery consistency. Can be used for screen printing, block printing and painting from impasto to water-colour effects.
Derivan Student has been manufactured since 1964. As part of our commitment to producing only the best products, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our paints for you the artists. That is why Derivan Student acrylic is now made using a pure acrylic binder. This gives you the advantage of a quality acrylic paint at a student price.
Derivan Student acrylic washes up in water. For stain removal, wash in lukewarm soapy water. However, some staining may occur.
Use straight from the tubes. Water is suitable for dilution or clean-up. Both gloss and water resistance are greatly improved by additions of Derivan Polymer Varnish to the paint.
Poster Colour Effects
These are best obtained by mixing the paint with plenty of Derivan White, at the same time adjusting the sheen of the paint with Matisse MM5 Matt Medium. Alternatively the finished painting is treated with a coating of one of the Matisse Matt Varnishes available.
Just add water to the paint but mix it slowly to avoid foaming. Apply with a soft brush. Additions of Derivan Spreader Medium will improve brush control for delicate flat water colour glazes. Derivan Drying Retarder is often beneficial as it maintains water sensitivity for washes and at the same time improves flow as well as penetration into the paper.
Oil Painting Effects
Extend the paint with Derivan Impasto medium for structure and with water-based Derivan Polymer Varnish for increased gloss or desired flow-out. Apply with a knife or bristle brush.
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. If you are using Derivan Artist, or Derivan Student - please use the table on page 91 in the book as a reference for colour option equivalents.
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.
Derivan Student Acrylic Paint is available in two distinctive sets, an intro starter pack of primary colours and a pack containing a selection of cool and warm colours and tones, to allow easy identifying and learning the basics of colour mixing.
Intro Set - 5 x 75ml tubes
Primary Set - 10 x 75ml tubes