In 1998, Old Holland’s chemists began researching acrylics, with the goal to create a professional acrylic paint worthy of carrying the Old Holland name. After a long and arduous process of pigment and resin testings, the final range of 168 colors was introduced in 2005. Consisting of opaque and transparent lightfast colors, New Masters is free of additives and fillers and has little color shift, wet to dry. As it was intended, New Masters maintains the look and feel of Old Holland Classic Oils straight from the tube. Try a simple set of 6, or spring for the Deluxe Wood Box Set and fall in love!