Gamblin Oil Paints

Gamblin Artist Colors

The Gamblin Color Palette is organized into a palette of Mineral and Modern color groupings to help artists easily choose a palette of colors that best matches their artistic intent. Gamblin colors are also grouped by eras of pigment history: Classical, Impressionist, and 20th Century. Throughout the history of art, paintings have always been a reflection of the materials that were available to artists.

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What are Gamblin's 1980 oil colors?
Looking for a less expensive option. Gamblin's 1980 oils are perfect for underpainting and for those who want to economize.

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Gamblin Oils - Yellows & Oranges

The color yellow appears to advance. It has the highest reflectivity of any color. Painters today can choose from Gamblin Artists Color rich well pigmented colors of many yellows. Among them the Cadmium yellows of the impressionists as well as the modern and more transparent Hansa yellows. When deepened, orange – unlike red and yellow – becomes brighter instead of darker. Gamblin offers four beautiful oranges from Cadmium Orange to a more transparent Orange.

Gamblin Oils - Reds & Violets

Since the introduction of Cadmiums at the turn of the 20th century, the red hue family has greatly expanded to include such colors as the semi-transparent Napthol and Perinone Reds and the transparent Quinacridone Reds. Gamblin Artists Colors offers a wonderful rich selection of reds as well as violets. All single-pigment colors, Gamblin violets each have their own, unique characteristics. Use them to obtain strong, bold purples or to capture the subtle violets in nature.

Gamblin Oils - Blues & Greens

Gamblin Oil paints - Blue is the most commonly confused color in terms of its hue temperature. There is a widely held misconception that all blues are cool. This is not at all the case: Indanthrone, Cobalt, and Phthalo Blue, for example, are warm, and Ultramarine Blue is so warm that it’s almost purple. Since most greens in the natural world have a high degree of yellow in them, painters will appreciate the yellowy warmth of Phthalo Emerald while beautifully transparent Phthalo Green serves as the cooler or blue shade. Either Phthalo Green, completely lightfast with an extraordinary tinting strength, or Phthalo Emerald can be used to “boost” mineral colors in tints.

Gamblin Oils - Earth Tones

Gamblin Oil paints - Old Masters’ paintings were mostly brown because earth colors were the only lightfast pigments available. Found all over the earth in various shades of brown and muted shades of red, orange, yellow and green, earth colors have been on artists’ palettes for more than 40,000 years.

Gamblin Oils - Black & Greys

Gamblin Oil paints - At least since the time of the Neo-Impressionists there has been a controversy about making greys. Thinking greys made from black are lifeless, some painters never allow black on their palettes; they only make greys from complements. While overusing black in a painting will make it look dirty, neutral greys made from black and white are the same as neutral greys made from exact complements. Greys made from complements are more lively because they are incomplete mixtures of one color next to another. So come back to black with Gamblin Chromatic Black, a neutral, tinting black made from complementary colors.

Gamblin Oils - Radiants & Metallics

Gamblin Oil paints - Gamblin Radiants work together as a system of accent colors, enabling artists to easily and predictably punch-up the color and intensity in their paintings. When used in mixtures, the Radiants allow painters to warm-up or cool-down colors without darkening them. Radiants can also neutralize colors into more nuanced mixtures. Metallics-Metallic paint is made of tiny flakes of real metal floating in a clear binder. It’s the light reflecting from all those bits of metal that create the “metal finish.” But though the microscopic flakes are real metal, they don’t line up evenly, so they bounce light around rather than reflecting it directly back at us like a mirror. This is why metallic painted surfaces always have that soft, flat look. The finer the metal flakes and the clearer the binder, the more reflective the surface will be.

Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors

Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into the Artist’s Oils. In addition, They use the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labeling. In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.
Gamblin's approach is different. 1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began.
With 1980 colors, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy color mixtures. Gamblin's approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colors.

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Gamblin 1980s Oil Colors

Pure pigments go into Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors.1980's give artists a great way to economize when necessary. Using the 1980's line of paints for your underpainting is an ideal way to keep the cost of your material low, but still giving you a great product. Take advantage of their full line of colors.

Gamblin 1980s  Neutrals, Blacks & Whites

Gamblin 1980 oils provide artists with a great line of neutrals and traditional Mars Black, Ivory Black and Titanium White as well as a Transparent White.