Spring Flora and Fauna with Amsterdam Metallic Acrylic Colours and Jeff Olson

April 02, 2021


Let’s explore the colours of spring, like you’ve never seen them before! 

Many artists are at a loss when it comes to using acrylic metallic and interference colors effectively. By combining Amsterdam® Acrylic standard colors with the line’s Pearl & Metallic specialty shades on a toned canvas, you can achieve a variety of marvelous outcomes. In this demo, we will apply these fantastic outcomes to depicting the many flora and fauna of spring. Join Jeff Olson, Art Education Director for Royal Talens North America, as he shares some of the history, working properties and techniques for these marvellous paints. 


Date and Time
April 2nd, 2021 @ 11am (1.5hr demo)



Amsterdam Standard Acrylics:

Primary Yellow

Primary Magenta

Primary Cyan


Deep Gold

Pearl Green

Pearl Violet

Reflex Orange

Reflex Green

Canvas; either a pad, panel or stretched form (9″x12″ to 12″x16″)

Princeton Aspen Filbert #10 or #12 brush, 

Stencil brush large (optional)

Floral-patterned stencil (approx. 6x6in) 

Palette Knife (any type or size)

Sponge (optional)

Paper Palette (12×16) 

Paper towels

Water container


Register in Advance

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




Artist Bio 

Jeff holds a BA and MFA in painting and drawing and is a working artist exhibiting for more than thirty years. He has more than a decade of college and university teaching experience in studio art, and more than twenty years in the art material industry with product expertise in a variety of mediums; Olson’s lectures deliver meaningful insights into the history, development, and application of artists’ materials.








About Royal Talens 

The mission of Royal Talens, founded in 1899, is to facilitate and stimulate creative expression in painting and drawing. We market inspiring and innovative top-quality products including Amsterdam All Acrylics. Talens’ Art Education mission is to provide “resources for artists and instructors that engage, inform and inspire artistic experimentation and expression.


April 02, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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