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.
Prussian Blue: First synthetic color of the Industrial Revolution, discovered by accident in 1704 while a chemist was trying to formulate artificial crimson. Cool blue with more muted tint than Phthalo Blue. It has a high tinting strength, is lightfast, and is especially beautiful in its transparency.