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Old 08-20-2019, 07:10 PM
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Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

I was gifted 10 tubes of Amsterdam Standard series acrylics, and have no experience with, or knowledge of the brand. I hadn't even heard of them till today.
Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they a decent product, do they interact well with other brands, etc? My normal brand is Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic.
Any input would be welcome.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:02 PM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

I have not used them, but have seen them in art and craft stores. I think you will find the standard series similar to Liquitex Basics in quality (both student grade I think).

They are made by Royal Talens (I've used their brushes and pre-stretched canvases, which are decent quality), they have a professional grade acrylic series called their "Expert Series" that would probably be closer to Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics (which are professional grade). Sorry I have no personal experience with them.
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

Yes, as Dor says. Student grade.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:18 PM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

dorrart and Dcam, thank you for the replies, they were helpful. I'll keep the paint for sketches, etc, and use the Liquitex for the finished work.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:58 PM
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I'll keep the paint for sketches, etc, and use the Liquitex for the finished work.
Good plan. I use student grade for sketches, teaching classes, and for mixing with gesso to make underpainting tinted grounds.
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

I have one or 2 tubes of this. It's used to be called Van Gogh but apparently there were issues with using the artist's name. They've been out for decades. I've never had any issues with them. Not as basic as Reeves nor ad advanced as Golden.



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Old 08-21-2019, 05:22 PM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

When the company changed the paint name from Van Gogh to Amsterda,. a local art supply dumped all their VH for pennies on a dollar. I bought as many as I could afford at the time. I'm almost out of VG and have picked up their Amsterdam brand. The quality is about the same as Basic. Except the caps survive better than Basic tubes.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:36 PM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

Great info everyone, thanks for the replies.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

I have some. They do have good pigment choices. Such as Pyrrole Red (PR254) instead of only a Naphthol Red. Hansa Yellow PY74 as well as PY3, and PY128 and PR209 (good for glazing)
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:33 AM
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Re: Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics

Richard P.....thanks for the info, that sounds interesting.
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