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Question: Miniature painting - purple acrylic paint!?
Why do most acrylic paint lines not include purple as a basic colour!? It seems strange that most companies choose to omit this rather vital secondary colour from their lines!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Golden has Dioxazine Purple which is a very saturated violet purple!. Daniel Smith has Carbazole Violet!. Liquitex has Brilliant Purple and also Dioxazine Purple!. WN also has Dioxazine Purple!.

Edit: With regard to the permanence of Dioxazine Purple, I painted a mural on my metal, white primed, east facing front door!. I used a majority of Golden's Dioxazine Purple in it!.
That was almost 3 years ago!. It hasn't faded!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Basic color sets are just basic!. You can mix secondary colors from them!. You may want to purchase a few other colors of paint!. Just think about what you want to paint and try to buy colors that can be used to mix the colors that you need!. Paints are expensive, you will collect more colors over time!. You will use some more than others, such as white, and my favorite, Cadmium Yellow light!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Many ranges DO have a purple in them!.!.!.!.!.see the other answer!. also try "Great Art Catalogue " online!. It is impossible to mix a really strong / saturated purple from red and blue you have to buy one!. As you are a miniature painter you can buy a very small tube anyway!. In the past purple was a " fugitive" or non permanent colour so it was hard to get one that lasted especially in watercolour!. Things have improved but check on the permanence which should be indicated in the colour charts!. SWww@QuestionHome@Com

Because they all seem to work on the basis that red, yellow and blue are primary colours (when a 5 year old could work out that they aren't in any way, shape or form) grab yourself some magenta, cyan and zinc yellow then you'll be sortedWww@QuestionHome@Com