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Paint and medium:
Paint and medium:

I paint with Golden matte fluid acrylics, thinned with Liquitex ultra matte medium and water. I used to use Golden's matte medium, but it just wasn't matte enough.

I fell in love with flat latex house paint a few years ago, but decided to look for a higher-quality paint that would give me the same effect.

I have been obsessively seeking the "matte-est flatness" possible in acrylic paint, and have settled on what I think is the best combination to get the look I want.

So far, the largest size available for the Liquitex is 16 oz, which is available online at Daniel Smith. I can get the 8-oz. size through Dick Blick, along with the 4-oz bottles of Golden Matte Fluid Acrylic. For larger sizes of the acrylic, I order online through The Italian Art Store.

There is a new art supply store open in Vallejo--it's MiniArt at 630 Marin St., open MWF. I'm looking into getting my paints ordered through them.

Note: the Liquitex ultra-matte medium can be mixed with up to 25% water, but it turns to stone if you mix water into it, and let it sit too long. I have no idea why--I've never seen a medium do that before.