Save Liquitex Soft-Body Acrylics
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If you're an artist, an art student, or a lover of the arts, please help send a message to Liquitex, one of the premier manufacturers of professional artist's paints, that there is support in the art community for their unique soft-body acrylic paints.
Liquitex soft-body acrylic paints are a one-of-a-kind product... there is no other acrylic like them. They straddle the line between liquid acrylics (very watery) and hard body acrylics (very stiff). A while back Liquitex discontinued the cadmiums, which was a huge blow to professional painters like myself, who have built our body of work with these amazing paints. When I went to my local art store to buy some of the non-cadmium colors, the large 8 oz and 32 oz sizes were ALL GONE. Searching around the internet, it appears that the large sizes of these unique paints are vanishing. What colors there are are being sold at clearance prices. The Liquitex website only lists 24 colors in 32 oz containers. If these paints are being scaled back or eliminated entirely, there's nothing out there to replace them with. I'm honestly shocked. I paint large, and you can't use little 2 oz bottles with gigantic 2" brushes. An entire way of painting is essentially being wiped out. Imagine all tubes of watercolors just vanishing... leaving only the little hard blocks of color. Imagine if you couldn't get oil paint in tubes.
Please add your voice to this petition. Help keep this unique formulation of acrylic paint available to artists everywhere! Thank you!