Ara (Acrylics Rietveld Academy) is an acrylic developed at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. The high pigmentation delivers pure colours posessing extraordinary tinting strength. These colours are made of 100% acrylic emulsion combined with lightfast pigments, formulated to give a smooth brushable colour with intensity and brilliance. The strong adhesion of an acrylic binder makes these colours suitable for many applications and surfaces.
Ara acrylics are produced in the paint factory of Old Holland Classic Colours. The paint is made according to Old Holland’s own recipe in order to ensure the highest quality possible. All pigments have a lightfastness on the Blue Wool Scale of at least 7 in full tone and 6 when the tint is cured with titanium white. The Blue Wool Scale is the internationally accepted measure of lightfastness and runs from 1 to 8.
A very good quality range of mid-priced acrylic, it is ideal for serious artists needing to cover large canvases. The metallic colours are particularly popular. 91 colours are available in handy squeeze bottles in sizes 100ml, 150ml, 250ml, 500ml. Whites are available in 1 litre bottles and 2.5 litre buckets.
Six Neon Colours (fluorescents) are available in 150ml squeezy tubes.
Click on the underlined link to go to the current offer on Ara Artists Acrylics on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
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