Gamblin Oil Painting Tips

Gamblin has solvent-free alternatives

Back to school is often the time we hear the perennial concerns over oil painting and solvents in the classroom. Fear not, Gamblin has safe alternatives. Here are links to practical advice. Gamblin’s mission is to lead oil painting and printmaking into the future. This means crafting materials as they ought to be, not just as they have been. The luscious colors and contemporary mediums are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent. Gamsol has freed a generation of artists from exposure to strong solvents. Watch these videos and read the studio notes below. It is full of invaluable information for artists. I hope you enjoy the poetic language of the paint makers. The Paint Spot is pleased to stock many lines of products crafted by artists for artists. The quality speaks for itself.

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Finding your happy medium 

All painting mediums affect oil colors from the tube in the following ways: they modify the working properties of the paint, influence drying rates, increase transparency, and alter the surface quality (gloss to matte). The difference between one painting medium to the next is how they do these things. Gamblin Artist Colors provides well-illustrated explanations of their mediums.

Studio safety guide 

Tips for packing your paints and passing airport security with flying colors.

Oil painting glossary of terms 

From Alkyd and Alla Prima to Varnish and Verdaccio… commonly used and frequently confused terms.

Travelling with art materials

Tips for packing your paints and passing airport security with flying colors.


With few colors, a tonal foundation can effectively and quickly establish the painting’s value scheme.

Building permanent paintings

Techniques that will help ensure your painting will last.

Storing oil paintings

You’ve amassed a number of paintings and now you’re faced with the issue of where and how to store them.

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