Since Robert Gamblin founded Gamblin Artists' Colours, the company has handcrafted luscious oil colours and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials. Gamblin believes every painting deserves to stand the test of time and are proud to provide artists with safer, more permanent oil painting materials.
Gamblin's ongoing commitment to painters and safe studio practices has made them a leader in the art industry. In collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., they developed Gamvar, a revolutionary varnish that remains crystal-clear, and can be easily and safely removed at any time. Most recently, Gamblin introduced Neo Megilp, a modern version of a medium that was once the Old Masters' best kept secret.
Gamblin Oil Painting mediums offer a great deal more than simply extending oil colours. Mediums modify the working properties of oil colour from the tube – from a fluid consistency for expressive mark making to a stiff paste for creating thick, crisp marks. Painting mediums also broaden the visual qualities of our colours – from increasing the transparency of paint layers, to creating a range of surface qualities, from high gloss to matte.