A few days ago I listed my basic palette and mentioned that I could not find my favorite color Acra Violet by Liquitex listed anywhere on the Liquitex website, so I submitted my question. Amazingly I received a very complete answer from the product manager, Alexis Dykstra. Here is the scoop taken directly from her email;
“Thank you for your email. Lots of changes have happened with Liquitex over the last couple of years. I would like to share a few of them as I hope this will help answer your question.
For a long time, we named all of our colors that contained Quinacridone pigments by the short version “acra”. In 2005, we updated our product names. All “acra colors” are now referred to by their proper pigment names “Quinacridone.” Thus, Acra Violet would turn into Quinacridone Violet, HOWEVER, at that same time we simplified some of the names of our colors. Prior to 2005, Acra Violet was actually known as Acra Magenta/Acra Violet. NOW you can find this color by simply looking for Quinacridone Magenta.
In case you are not aware as well, in 2005 we also changed the names of our products from Viscosity to Body. Now Medium Viscosity colors are Soft Body Colors. High Viscosity Colors are Heavy Body Colors…..”
Unfortunately I doesn’t seem to come in 8 or 16 oz. jars, only in tubes. I need big jars. So, I guess I’ll have to start a new search for a replacement. I hate it when I have to do this, I do so love my favorite colors and find it very annoying to have to make new purchases to test colors that I will probably not use.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska pointillism artist