Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors offer artists true color and real value. This line of 48 colors offers artists a better student-grade paint, made here in America at a terrific value, from a company you can believe in. Every color in the line is ground in linseed oil, with the exceptions of Transparent White and TItanium White, which are ground in safflower oil.
From the manufacturer: Since founding Gamblin Artists Colors, Robert Gamblin has wanted artists to be able to paint freely — to use color and texture without hesitation or reservation.
To do this, painters need colors that are true. True to the pigment. True to historic working properties. True to the emotion of each color. Colors that feel right under the brush and that age right on the canvas.
Note from Jon: This is my favorite oil paint to use right now. For a student grade paint, it’s pretty good quality pigment. The colors are bright and I don’t get much additive that leaks out. The price is a bit higher than some other entry level paints, but it’s a great value overall.
For information on commissioning Jon Amdall for a painting, see the portrait request page.
Additional materials I use, including links to specific paint colors and sizes:
🖼️ Paper: https://amzn.to/3BzYiNy
📏 Proportional Divider: https://amzn.to/3Ab8dcC
🖌️ Brush Set: https://amzn.to/3QV8u8Z
⬛️ Ivory Black (Gamblin 1980)
⬜️ Titanium White (Utrecht Studio)
🟨 Yellow Ochre (Gamblin 1980)
🟥 Cadmium Red Hue (Utrecht Studio)
🟥 Alizarin Crimson (Utrecht Studio)
🟧 Blush (Gamblin 1980)
🟫 Burnt Umber (Utrecht Studio)
🟫 Burnt Sienna (Utrecht Studio)
🟦 Ultramarine Blue (Utrecht Studio)
For more details on how I use these paints, there are multiple options. If you prefer text description and static image browsing, the Amdall Gallery site is probably the best option. But if you prefer videos, there are quite a few available on the Amdall Gallery YouTube channel. Here are some potentially helpful videos: