Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors are 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 (yes, there are differences), Gamblin Artist's Oils have luscious working properties, and each color possesses unique characteristics in terms of texture, undertone, and tinting strength. The range of colors includes both historically accurate paints and modern, synthetically derived hues. For everything from traditional realism to contemporary abstraction, you'll find your ideal colors within the Gamblin line.
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 colors use safflower oil as a binder. Not only are both these vegetable oils completely non-toxic, they are commonly used in health and beauty products, so you can trust in their safety.
Chromatic Black — Gamblin Chromatic Black gives painters a black with energy. It grays color mixtures without making them muddy, and because it's created by mixing two perfect complements — Quinacridone Red and Phthalo Emerald — it’s a much livelier, more transparent black than carbon-based alternatives such as Ivory Black. Developed by and exclusively available from Gamblin, Chromatic Black has become a favorite of painters around the world.
Flake White Replacement — Gamblin was the first to develop Flake White Replacement, a color true to the properties of traditional Flake White but completely free of lead. Flake White Replacement offers a beautiful opalescence, a long and ropey stroke, warm colors, translucency, and a short, sharp brush mark. In addition to being
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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