Let’s get back to the roots of these little forays into the wide and wacky world of art. Since this site is called Art-Paints, today we’ll talk about paint. More specifically, we’ll take a look at one particular brand of artist’s oil paints.
There are many, many brands of paint produced and distributed all over the world. Some are very expensive and have been around for well over a century. While these paints may be of the highest caliber, they may also be outside the budget of many artists and art students.
Then there are the budget brand paints. They may be fine for playing around or for a child to try out, but for the most part, they are second rate at best. If you’re serious about painting, you owe it to yourself to buy the best paints you can afford.
The vibrancy and intensity that quality paint provides is worth the price alone. Superior paint manufacturers use high-quality pigment and don’t use cheap filler to extend the paint volume. The pigment is fully ground to ensure the final paint isn’t grainy and the oils used are of the highest quality.
Gamblin Artist’s Oil Introductory Set
Why Choose Gamblin?
Made in the U.S.A, the Gamblin Artist’s Colors Company uses refined linseed oil and pure pigment to create a line of oil paint that has been available since 1980. With nearly 100 color choices, Gamblin oil paints are available in almost any color an artist could want. Their paint is available in both 37ml and 100ml tubes, as well as 8oz and 16oz cans for many of the more popular hues.
What’s So Special About This Introductory Set?
When you’re purchasing a set of paints online, you really need to pay attention to the description. You’ll often see a set of paints for a great price and fail to notice that the tubes are minuscule. That great deal is only good if you’re planning to paint miniatures.
This Gamblin Artist Oil Color Introductory Set includes full-size tubes of their product, so you won’t be surprised by receiving tubes more the size of watercolor paints than oil paints.
A fun bonus is the way the paints are packaged. Your paints come tidily tucked inside a 12″x6.5″ primed, birch painting panel. This support may be small, but it’s a nice little plus you wouldn’t normally expect.
What Colors Come With The Set?
This set contains the basics you need to get started painting. The colors are Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and Titanium White.
This selection is a pretty good beginner’s list that many art teachers will recommend you purchase for their beginner’s painting class. Sure, there may be an occasional addition such as Phthalo Blue or an addition like Burnt Sienna, but for the most part, this palette of colors is all you need to get started painting.
Like all oil paints, Gamblin Oil Colors are compatible with any other brand of oil paints, so you can feel free to add to your paint collection with tubes from other manufacturers. However, once you give Gamblin Oil Colors a try, you may want to fill your tabouret with these rich and vibrant paints.