Gamblin Mediums and Varnishes
Gamblin mediums and varnishes (multiple)
All Products, Art supplies, Gamblin Mediums and Varnishes, Oil, Oil Mediums, Solvents and Varnishes, Painting SuppliesGamblin Cold Wax Medium $16.25 – $194.10
Cold Wax Medium is made from naturally white, pure beeswax. Formulated to knife consistency, Cold Wax Medium makes oil colors, Gamblin Mediums, and Gamvar thicker and more matte.
All Products, Art supplies, Gamblin Mediums and Varnishes, Oil, Oil Mediums, Solvents and Varnishes, Painting SuppliesGamblin Galkyd Gel G Gel 150ml $30.85
Galkyd Gel is a stiffer gel compared to Neo Megilp that holds thicker, sharper brushmarks and dries more quickly. Galkyd Gel increases transparency of oil colors and creates impasto.
3 in stock (can be backordered)
All Products, Art supplies, Gamblin Mediums and Varnishes, Oil, Oil Mediums, Solvents and Varnishes, Painting SuppliesGamblin Galkyd Lite Medium 8 oz $29.25
Galkyd Lite thins oil colors and increases transparency and gloss. When used in moderation with oil colors, Galkyd Lite will retain brushstrokes. Galkyd Lite is more fluid and less glossy compared to Galkyd. Thin layers will be touch-dry in 24 to 30 hours.
2 in stock
Galkyd thins oil colors and increases transparency and gloss. When used in greater proportions with oil color, Galkyd will level brush-strokes, creating an enamel-like surface. Galkyd is our fastest-drying painting medium. Thin layers will be touch-dry in approximately 24 hours.
Gamsol is a petroleum distillate but all the aromatic solvents have been refined out of it, less than .005% remains. Aromatic solvents are the most harmful types of petroleum solvents. In addition, Gamsol’s flashpoint allows it to ship via air cargo as a non-hazardous material.
All of these factors have lead to Gamsol being used widely in oil painting classrooms; in those classes, there are no solvent odors, only the wonderful smell of oil colors.
Gamvar saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective glossy surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar goes on water-clear, stays water-clear and can be easily and safely removed with Gamsol. Gamvar Varnish is virtually odorless and ready to apply. It doesn’t yellow or become more difficult to remove over time and contains a UV stabilizer that keeps pigments from fading.
13 in stock
Gamvar Satin saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective satin surface. Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamvar goes on water-clear, stays water-clear and can be easily and safely removed with Gamsol. This varnish is virtually odorless and comes ready to apply – no mixing required. Unlike many varnishes, this product doesn’t yellow or become more difficult to remove over time. Additionally, it contains a UV stabilizer that keeps pigments from fading.
16 in stock (can be backordered)
All Products, Art supplies, For the Oil Painter, Gamblin Mediums and Varnishes, Gift Ideas, Oil, Oil Mediums, Solvents and Varnishes, Painting SuppliesGamblin Neo Megilp Medium 8.5 oz $29.25
Neo Megilp is a contemporary version of Maroger. This soft gel medium maintains the body of oil colors, increases transparency and
flow, and imparts a smooth, silky feel. Neo Megilp dries at a moderate rate and remains workable for hours. Neo Megilp gives colors a
5 in stock (can be backordered)
Gamblin Oil Painting Ground makes a strong, bright foundation for oil paintings on canvas or panel. Formulated from alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, and barium sulfate (for tooth). The use of this ground will make both linen and canvas stiffer than an acrylic gesso, and more flexible than traditional oil primers.
Before Gamblin Oil Painting Ground can be applied to canvas, the canvas must be sealed with a size. Gamblin recommends using their PVA size. When using oil colours, fabric supports need sizing, while panels only need to have a ground.
Some painters have reported that the ground takes a very long time to dry – adding a few drops of mineral spirits can help the product dry at a normal rate.
3 in stock
Gamblin PVA Size 33.8oz, Artists’ Oil Painting Medium. Use as a barrier size between linen or cotton canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. Remains flexible and won’t yellow, shrink or swell.
9 in stock (can be backordered)
Pressed from American flax seeds. This is as light and pure as industrially produced linseed oil can be made. Use in moderation to thin oil colors or as an ingredient in traditional painting mediums.
12 in stock (can be backordered)
Gamblin Safflower Oil is a pale, slow-drying oil. When used as a painting medium, Safflower Oil to colors increases flow and slows dry times. Use sparingly or mix with an equal amount Gamsol to create a traditional slow-drying, low-viscosity painting medium.
1 in stock
Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel is the only solvent-free painting medium that supports a broad range of painting techniques with minimal compromise.
Solvent-Free Gel gives colors more flow and transparency, yet holds the shape of your brushmark. Solvent-Free Gel has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel is non-toxic and contains no Gamsol or petroleum distillates.
In comparison to other solvent-free mediums, Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel supports the broadest range of painting techniques with the least compromise across color, dry time, texture and mark-making. To ensure proper drying of paint layers, Solvent-Free Gel should be used in moderation with oil colors. No more than 25% by volume. To avoid wrinkling, apply mixtures of Solvent-Free Gel and oil colors thinly.
To paint solvent-free, we recommend Gamblin Safflower Oil for cleaning brushes while you are working. After your painting session, brushes can be further cleaned using Gamsol and/or soap and water.
Stand Oil is a thickened version of Gamblin Refined linseed oil. Stand oil makes oil colours more fluid, slows drying time and increases gloss. Use sparingly. Mix with an equal amount of Gamsol to create a traditional slow-drying and high viscosity oil paint medium.
10 in stock (can be backordered)
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