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Playing with Paint

From relative humidity to polymer chains, the discussion was technical at Tuesday’s free lecture on acrylic paints.

Liquitex representative Tony Zatzick answered questions from the sizable crowd — why not paint with latex house paint? — and demonstrated the differences between kinds of paint and how to read the fine print on the labels. Attendees were able to try their hand at painting and take home some samples as well.

Among Tony’s helpful tips: the less expensive student-grade paint has less pigment than the professional-grade, and paint is rated by its lightfastness — I is lightfast, II can shift, and III is “fugitive,” or loses its color. Liquitex has many more resources on its website, including videos and a virtual library.

Liquitex doesn’t sell directly to artists, but may we suggest visiting The Art League Store for all your art supply needs?

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