Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors - 150mL
In all senses, Gamblin Artists Colors is a sight for sore eyes. First of all, just look at these colors. When was the last time you saw a paint with this kind of depth? Even when appearing on a page or screen, the textures pop like topography; you could reach out and touch it. But there’s an intangible quality there, too. There's no other way to put it: it has an aura. It’s like this paint radiates life, silently imparting the wisdom of the well-traveled. Instead of a generic color wheel, Gamblin Artists Colors reproduces the world around us in all of its multidimensional evocativeness.
Put more simply, this paint has a personality, a selfhood that comes through in each shade's respective temperature and vibrancy. And the physicality of this paint is similarly brilliant, adding a wonderful, playful extra dimension into the mix; a kinetic energy that you, the artist, can shape and mold. Think of it all as less of a paint and more of a partner in creation. Never an obstacle, always a collaborator.
That Gamblin Artists Colors is so unique in the quality and ingenuity of its craft should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed its namesake’s career. Since 1980, Robert Gamblin has taken great pains to get it right, patiently building everything from the ground up, be it his paint, company, or the personal relationships he has forged in all corners of the art world. He and his team innovate through understanding.
Each product that exhibits such a keen attention to detail is because the creators have taken the time to digest and consider all of the questions. And their queries run much deeper than surface aesthetics. You don’t achieve what Gamblin Artists Colors has unless you’ve done some soul-searching, grappling with the philosophical and spiritual. Naturally, that concern and compassion have manifested itself in forward-thinking business practices. Gamblin Artists Colors’s website offers sections on sustainability along with accrued-over-decades technique and health and safety guides. Yes, that’s right, a colorhouse that’s worried about your wellbeing. Because, at the end of the day, Gamblin Artists Colors is there to help you. That’s an ambition Trekell knows all too well.
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