This 8-color set is intended to give beginning painters a thoughtfully constructed palette of luscious oil colors to support any style of painting. The set contains one 37ml tube each of cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo green, yellow ochre, ivory black, titanium white, solvent-free gel and a primed, ready-to-use painting panel handcrafted in North America from sustainably forested birch
- Formulated with pure pigments
- Finest refined linseed oil
- Made with marble dust (calcium carbonate)
- Made in Portland Oregon
1980 Oil Colors
True color. 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 labeling.
In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.
Our approach is different. 1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began.
With 1980 colors, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy color 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 colors.