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Atelier Free Flow Acrylics

We have limited stock and once they sell out they will not be restocked.

Why? Because many artists tell us that they prefer to just add a medium to their normal paints so they don’t have to keep multiples of the same colours, or they prefer the premixed acrylic inks that also come in pearlescents

Atelier Free Flow Artists Acrylic

A professional quality acrylic with unique characteristics and maximum pigment load.

Atelier Free Flow utilising the latest advances in pigment and polymer technology. Atelier Free Flow is the most fluid and vivid acrylic on the market. Use it as a stand alone paint or incorporate Atelier Interactive into your painting for more contrast and texture.

Regardless of your application or technique, you’ll find it glides from the brush with very little dilution required to reach your preferred consistency. For an artist, this ensures brilliant pigment strength is retained, painting light over dark colours is far easier, and the integrity of the paint itself remains strong and durable.

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  • Maximum pigment load and excellent lightfastness
  • Amazing fluid consistency, that just keeps flowing!
  • Velvet matte finish with rich and vibrant colour
  • A versatile substitute for ink, watercolour or gouache
  • Use for flat, even paint application & fine details
  • Ideal for mixed media, Aboriginal and Chinese art
  • Compatible with Atelier Mediums
  • Can be used on canvas, paper and board
  • 36 colours available in 60ml, 250ml

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A very low viscosity and smooth, neutral finish make Atelier Free Flow ideal for these popular painting techniques and styles:

Atelier Free Flow on paper.
Keith Norris

Watercolour Techniques

Atelier Free Flow can be diluted for traditional watercolour application. When applying Atelier Free Flow on paper, it blends harmoniously with the surface qualities of the paper and provides a neutral surface on which to continue painting, in this way it can also act as a primer for over-painting in traditional watercolour or gouache techniques.

Gouache Techniques

Atelier Free Flow presents artists with a superior choice over gouache – it handles just like a gouache however being an acrylic, once dry it is very tough and durable. Traditional gouache tends to dry to a chalky and fragile finish that cannot be easily overpainted. Atelier Free Flow dries to a velvet matte finish and retains its vibrancy of colour – other matte paints usually look dull by comparison.

Atelier Free Flow on paper.
Bela Ivanyi

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Atelier Free Flow can be used with other acrylic paints at any stage of the painting process. For example, it is particularly useful for fine detail, whereas a heavy body acrylic such as Atelier Interactive may be used to create dramatic textural effects in the same painting. Atelier Free Flow is great for powerful glazing techniques. It can also be mixed with Atelier Mediums for a range of new acrylic painting mixtures, effects & techniques.

Ink Techniques

Artists who currently create expressive brush marks with ink, but are sometimes disappointed with inks remaining too transparent, will thoroughly enjoy using Atelier Free Flow. Its fluidity is wonderful for long graceful strokes of heavily pigmented colour and it retains subtle brush marks beautifully.

Mixed Media Techniques

Atelier Free Flow’s matte velvet finish accepts pencil, pastels, crayons and permanent markers well. It adheres to magazine print and similar gloss surfaces strongly and will not scratch off. Additionally when applied straight from the bottle, an opaque brush mark can be achieved without thin paper buckling heavily from excessive moisture.

Atelier Free Flow on Jabedi Silk Canvas. Bibi Barba

Atelier Free Flow on Jabedi Silk Canvas. Bibi Barba

Indigenous Australian Art

Atelier Free Flow suits various styles of Indigenous Australian art. It requires very little dilution to be used for long fine lines, consistent brush marks or dots laid down in repetition. When indigenous artists use colours reminiscent of natural ochre, the velvet matte finish of Atelier Free Flow appears as if it is real ochre, but with the stronger colour and the durability of an acrylic.

Chinese Traditional Painting

Atelier Free Flow has been used successfully by artists from the Australian Chinese Painting Society. It works perfectly for their techniques using specialist papers and traditional Chinese brushes.