Materials and My Palette
When I first started to paint I didn’t worry much about the chemical make up of the materials I was using because I only painted outside in the fresh air. About 15 years ago I began using my studio for more than framing and a place to dump my painting pack when I started a series of large canvases. I would paint them on site over a period of several days and, because they ranged from 30 x 40 to 72 x 48, I needed to work on them in my studio in the evenings. Because my studio is attached to the rest of my house I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t introducing chemicals that would effect me and my family.
I asked other painters for advice and a few mentioned Gamblin. I emailed the company with questions about safe studio practices and I received an email back the next day with a detailed description and recommendations for how to use the products and run a studio. I was so impressed by the speed of the response and the attention to my specific needs that I have been loyal to Gamblin ever since.
Gamblin paint always feels right and feel is a quality that doesn’t seem important until it is different. For me, I have found that when my materials are consistent all my energy can be spent on the painting and there is where creativity can live. It is very good paint and I can depend on it to be strong and true from one tube to the next.
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
Gamvar Picture Varnish