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New Masters Classic Acrylics are the realization of a dream held by Professor Theo de Beer, Old Holland's late owner, to develop a line of acrylics and acrylic mediums that would be used today by the "New Masters" of art, just as Old Holland oil paints were used by the Old Masters.
This line was developed specifically to complement Old Holland's existing oil and watercolor ranges, yet incorporate the finest new pigments available today. A pure acrylic binder sourced from a "boutique" European manufacturer, while more costly, imparts a unique characteristic to these paints, ensuring excellent adhesion, color retention, and working properties.
The combination of high pigment load and a proprietary binding system results in colors that uniquely exhibit the characteristics of the individual pigments. They dry to a satin gloss and offer minimum brush drag, making them ideal for a variety of techniques, from high-build impasto to ultra-thin glazing.
Other hallmarks of the New Masters line include the absence of extenders or fillers and minimal wet-dry color shift. Plus, they're virtually indistinguishable in color strength, brilliance, and intensity from the oil color range that is the basis of the Old Holland heritage.
Extensive development, consultation with professional artists, and years of field trials have resulted in a selection of opaque and transparent colors that include a range of metallic, pearlescent, iridescent, and interference colors.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylics
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Comments about Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylics:
I love that these dry to a satin finish. Also, the color shift (oh wait there is none)..... I cannot live without Old Holland Yellow LIght. Yes, they don't sit on the shelf forever and stay perfect; but what does.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Warning - product dries in tube within 12-20 months.
I loved these when they first came out. I purchased a full set and recommended them to anyone interested. (and even left positive feedback on the product!) However, after a few years, I began to notice that the paints were drying out in the tubes. That's too soon! I expect a tube of paint to be good for at least 4-5 years. Some colors I may use within 12 months, (ie: T. WHITE) ... but most others I keep in my paintbox for years. I have other brand tubes going back over 15 years) I've lost hundreds of dollars on all the paint that went bad in theses tubes! I complained to the seller, and they responded, "Sorry, can't help you. It's been too long." Well, yes, that IS the point! ... !So BUYER BEWARE. These might be very nice paint when you first get it, but unless you plan to use a full tube up within 12 months, it will go bad and become unusable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. We apologize for any frustration you experienced with these paints. We do have a time limit on our return policy, which is why we were unable to replace the paint you ordered in 2014. Since you've continued to order these paints since you called us about the dried tube, we assume they still meet your needs and respectfully leave to your discretion whether you continue to order them. If you receive paint from us that you believe is defective, please contact Customer Service within 365 days.
Very pleased with the quality !!!!
from Rensselaer IN
The quality of this product is second to none, color and workability is spot on
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Albert lea Mn
I normally use soft body paints so I loved the texture and the intensity! Well be getting more!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Among the best heavy-bodied acrylics, but with a catch
If you like thick, creamy and buttery paint, this is it. You can make it stand very high on the canvas, just like other paints mixed in with a high solid gel. The colors are among the most intense I've ever seen, especially in regards to the (pre-mixed) iridescent ones. Unfortunately, several of my paints have hardened/"dried up" in the tube within 1-2 years of opening/usage. It's possible to get them somewhat close to being the wonderful buttery paint as it's supposed to be after this, but it most often creates a watery mess. I'll probably have to experiment on this more so I can salvage more of the paint, but word of warning: you should use them up fast before they can harden.
I will be buying more of this product
By Bobtail Kat
from Prescott, Arizona
I had heard good things about Old Holland acrylics and decided to buy some to try. I've only begun to use it and love the consistency of this paint. It mixes nicely, without the separation or grainy texture I've found in other brands. It works well for me but every artist finds their own.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Liberty and freedom
Love the amazing colors. I've used other lines but these are in a league all their own. As other reviews mentioned there is an issue from time to time with the paint hardening in the tube somewhat but I have found Blick very willing to replace any bad tubes
Beautiful Juicy Paints
By Baby Doll
from Plymouth, MI
I love the Old Holland Acrylic paints. They have a wonderful assortment of colors and the paint itself is juicy and easy to work with.
A "New" Acrylic
from Space Coast Florida
I'm more of an oil painter, but have been experimenting with acrylics in the last few paintings. These acrylics are unlike any I've tried before. The consistency is more like a thinner oil paint and the silky texture reminds me of Michael Harding oils. The color intensity is excellent. I'll definitely be adding new colors from this line. They're worth the extra few dollars!
Love Old Holland oils and acrylics
from Macon, Ga.
I have used Old Holland oils for years, there are some I haven't tried just because of the expense, but maybe one day! I ordered the acrylic because of how much I love the oils, so I do expect the quality to be very high.
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