Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into Artist’s Oils. To reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and wax to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil, and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began. With 1980 colors, artists experience true colors, without homogenized texture or muddy color mixtures.
Dioxazine Purple: A cold color with the strongest tinting strength and deepest transparency of all pigments, modern Diox is useful as a high key tint. This purple is so strong that some use it as a black. Diox makes a cold intense tint. Use sparingly.