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Contemporary knowledge dedicated to the making of traditional materials. Beautiful, high quality, bright paint.

 

Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into our Artist's Oils. In addition, we use the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labelling.

 

In order to reduce the cost of oil colours, some manufacturers use gels and wax to stiffen colours and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones. Our approach is different. 1980 colours are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colours have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began. With 1980 colours, artists experience colours that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy colour mixtures.

 

Our approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colours. The chart below lists the pigments used in our 1980 colours and their relative opacity and transparency.

 

About 1980 Oil Colors = Best Student Grade Value

True colour. Real value.

 

Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into our Artist’s Oils. In addition, we use the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labelling.

 

In order to reduce the cost of oil colours, some manufacturers use gels and wax to stiffen colours and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.

 

Our approach is different. 1980 colours are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colours have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began.

 

With 1980 colours, artists experience colours that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy colour mixtures. Our approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colours.

 

Oranges

When deepened, orange – unlike red and yellow – becomes brighter instead of darker. Few colourants produce pure orange. During the Middle Ages, orange mineral provided a rich, opaque pigment for easel painting and illuminated manuscripts.

 

Near the end of the 18th century, the emerging commercial paint industry developed synthetic iron oxides, “Mars Colors,” which made more predictable colours than natural earth pigments. Used for colour consistency and opacity, Mars colours range from orange to dark red/purple.

 

Today, painters have several orange options. Painters like Wolf Kahn reach for Gamblin Transparent Orange, a warm colour unique to the Gamblin palette.

 

Orange is the colour of safety: orange life vests are easily seen on dark and stormy seas. Always a warm advancing colour, orange is the forerunner of the sun.

Gamblin Oils - Oranges

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