Matisse

Since 1964 Derivan has been committed to providing the arts community with the world's finest-quality artist acrylic colours and mediums. The founders of the company had a vision "to make available to artists worldwide a premium paint, whilst remaining environmentally and socially responsible". This was to be achieved while still maintaining the quality and personal touch that only a family company can provide. Derivan have succeeded in just that, and they have consequently grown from a tiny affair (operating out of stables in Sydney's inner city) to the multinational operation that it is today. With manufacturing sites spanning 3 continents, they have not lost sight of the fact that at the end of the day, they are here to provide the finest products that can be made, guided by the requirements of their customers. This is their promise to you, the artist, and is realised in the Matisse range of premium acrylics and mediums, all made to the highest standards to ensure not only the most brilliant and pure results, but a safety in the knowledge that your work will not crack, fade, or change over time in any way.
  • Matisse Mm28 Polymer Satin Varnish NZD $29.95
    MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish is used as a final varnish over a dried, well-cured acrylic painting when a satin or very mid level sheen is required (and the use of MM29 Satin Varnish(turps-based) is not appropriate).Polymer water-based varnishes may appear to be slightly hazy whilst in solution. This is an optical effect produced by light refraction of acrylic particles suspended within the water-based medium. The effect disappears when the film is dry. As acrylics dry very rapidly, care should be taken to apply varnish pre-diluted with water. Polymer Varnish, applied in very thick layers on a hot day, could trap moisture,resulting in a cloudy film which would be very difficult to correct.... more »
  • Matisse Fluid Acrylics NZD $23.50 - $88.70
    Matisse Fluid Acrylics, have a very smooth, runny but slightly dense viscosity. Being highly pigmented, the colours will appear dark and intense on initial application but can be spread easily with a brush or mixed with water to reveal the colour graduation. The intensity of the colour is what makes Matisse Fluid ideal for tinting. the consistency allows precise drop-by-drop addition to any of the Matisse range of acrylic paints and the precise ratio of tint to paint can be easily replicated. 135ml bottle... more »
    35 items
  • Liquid Pencil Set NZD $43.30 Out of Stock
    Liquid Pencil is an innovative new product that allows you to create authentic graphite pencil effects and pencil sketches using a liquid. This set contains all six graphite shades, each in both a permanent and "rewettable" formula. Each shade has a definite graphite colour, however, in addition to neutral grey there are coloured shades with distinct undertones such as blue, yellow, red, and sepia to allow a great range of options for artists. ... more »
  • Liquid Pencil NZD $20.50
    Liquid Pencil is a revolutionary new product that allows artists to create an authentic graphite finish from a liquid rather than a pencil.... more »
  • Matisse Dry Mediums NZD $8.95 - $14.70
    Derivan has explored an extensive variety of minerals and man-made additives before finalising their selection of Matisse Dry Mediums. Many of them provide magnificent textural effects, never previously achievable. Others fulfill a more specific function.... more »
    17 items
  • Matisse 75ml NZD $15.95 - $62.50
    Matisse Structure Formula is a rich impasto acrylic paint that is the preferred choice of professional artists. The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours. Each colour is fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.... more »
    95 items
  • Matisse 250ml NZD $33.95 - $92.60
    Matisse Structure Formaula is a rich impasto acrylic paint that is the preferred choice of professional artists. The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours. Each colour is fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.... more »
    34 items
  • Matisse 500ml NZD $58.50
    Matisse Structure Formaula is a rich impasto acrylic paint that is the preferred choice of professional artists. The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours. Each colour is fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.... more »
    2 items
  • Matisse 1Litre NZD $103.95
    Matisse Structure Formaula is a rich impasto acrylic paint that is the preferred choice of professional artists. The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours. Each colour is fully compatible with the range of Matisse Mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.... more »
    2 items
  • Matisse 250ml Cracking Medium NZD $29.95
    A water-based cracking medium. Apply over a base coat and under a contrasting colour of water-based paint.... more »
  • Matisse Mm1 250ml Retarder NZD $28.30
  • Matisse Mm13 250ml Fabric Fixative NZD $26.40
  • Matisse Mm18 250ml Pre-Antiqueing Medium NZD $24.80
    This product available on 'Special Order', only.... more »
  • Matisse Mm22 1 Litre Print Paste NZD $76.80
    This product available on 'Special Order, only.... more »
  • Matisse Mm27 Low Viscosity Gesso 500ml NZD $31.80
  • Matisse Mm3 250ml Tension Breaker NZD $24.80
  • Matisse Background Colour 250ml NZD $24.95
    A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso. Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface. ... more »
    34 items
  • Matisse White Gesso Mm10 NZD $31.90 - $203.50
    For professional artists, this gesso is lead-free, quick drying, brilliant white and non-toxic. Suitable for a variety of surfaces including canvas, plaster, concrete (murals), hardwood, Masonite (hardboard), plywood and paper boards. It can be thinned with water.... more »
    3 items
  • Matisse Satin Varnish Mm11 NZD $40.50 - $152.20 2 items
  • Matisse Mm12 Clear Sealer NZD $24.80 - $75.80
    For use on wood, glass, ceramics and new metal. Will act as a sealer to stop sap and tannins leaching from timber. Apply colours directly over the top.... more »
    2 items
  • Matisse Mm19 Poly-U-Gloss Varnish NZD $40.50 - $152.20 2 items
  • Matisse Mm2 Impasto NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items
  • Matisse Mm16 Marbling Gel NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items
  • Matisse Mm20 Patina (water-based) NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items

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