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Since founding Gamblin Artists Colors, Robert Gamblin has wanted artists to be able to paint freely — to use color and texture without hesitation or reservation.
To do this, painters need colors that are true. True to the pigment. True to historic working properties. True to the emotion of each color. Colors that feel right under the brush and that age right on the canvas.
Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors offer artists true color and real value. This line of 48 colors offers artists a better student-grade paint, made here in America at a terrific value, from a company you can believe in.
This set gives beginning painters a thoughtfully constructed palette of luscious Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors to support any style of painting. It includes 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes of Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green, Ivory Black, Titanium White, and Solvent-Free Gel Medium, plus a primed, handcrafted panel made from sustainably forested North American birch.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Working Well for this Beginner
By Angela the Potter
from Waco, TX
Comments about Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors:
I am taking my very first Oil Painting class, and I chose these because Gamblin because it was one of the recommended paints by my the instructor. Since he has been painting with oils over 40 years I decided to trust his judgment. So far they have been working well, and they mix well together to create beautiful colors. I was even able to use them in a splatter technique that I use when glazing my pots. I have no complaints and plan to use them in all my oil paintings to come.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good oil paints
from Columbia, MO
Good student grade oils
Fantastic paints to use.
Gamblin paints are more down to earth colors, which are normal. It does not get too glossy with the mediums. It is fantastic paints to use, especially in school. Or do the traditional painting at home or elsewhere. The paints are so easy to use and I absolutely love it. I will use it again and again.
love this new/old color
By E the artist
This is a great phthalo blue, you really need to see for yourself how beautiful it is compared to other phthalos.
Great quality oil paints
from Normal, IL
I purchased several of these paints and I have nothing negative to say about them. They are all great!
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A nice, thick creamy textured paint, beautiful colors
Best oil brand I've found
from Tacoma, Wa.
Consistency my favorite and safe to use
i feel high quality from the gamblin 1980 oil colors
By si kyung
until now, i used the 'classico' oil colors produced from 'maimeri'.using classico, i felt that it has a large amount of linseed oil. because when i push the classico tubes, the linseed oils come out a lot.but gamblin oil color doesn't seem to have lots of linseed. instead, it has large amount of pigment.so, i can control the quantity of linseed oil easily.and the tube from the gamblin is much stronger. so it prevents to leak oil colors out.
Best student grade paint
from Chicago, IL
Great paint for intro painting class
Pretty much what I expected
Gamblin is always a dependable brand - bought this cobalt violet (hue) just to try to color out. The pigment strength is definitely not very strong and you have to use quite a bit when mixing it into other colors. I mainly just wanted to try out the straight color before dropping big dollars on the real cobalt violet. I usually use Gamblin's Artist Oils and the difference is very evident.
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