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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.

 

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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