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

 

Gamblin Artist's Oil Colours are made with pure pigments and the finest refined linseed oil. As there are no adulterants or additives in Gamblin colours, each colour retains its own unique characteristics including tinting strength, undertone and texture.

Gamblin is dedicated to maintaining the tradition of oil painting while also working towards an artist's studio with no exposure to toxic solvents.

 

Crafted by hand with the well-being of artists, their work, and the environment in mind. True to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent, they combine the best traditions of the past with the latest technical innovations, giving you the freedom to create without compromise.

 

Made with the finest grades of pigment available, Gamblin Artist's Oils have luscious working properties, and each colour possesses unique characteristics in terms of texture, undertone, and tinting strength. The range of colours includes both historically accurate paints and modern, synthetically derived hues. 

 

All Gamblin Artist's Oil Paints are completely non-toxic when used as recommended. Most are made with alkali-refined linseed oil as a binder, which creates a strong, flexible paint film and yellows significantly less than cold press linseed oil, the traditional binder in oil paints. Select colours that use safflower oil as a binder. Not only are these vegetable oils completely non-toxic, but they are also commonly used in health and beauty products, so you can trust in their safety.

 

Violets

Because of the value of rare blue pigments, few were mixed to make violets. So painters of the past did not use permanent violet colours. Those made from organic dyes have faded completely away.

 

Some painters never buy violet or purple. They mix it using Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue. While a decent colour, the purple mixed using Alizarin Crimson is not lightfast; within 100 years that mixture will not be purple – it will be blue. Try Gamblin’s Alizarin Permanent for mixing with Ultramarine Blue. Or consider making violets with lightfast and transparent Quinacridone Red or Magenta, which will make a permanent purple of much higher chroma.

 

All single-pigment colours, 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 - Violets

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