Gamblin Mediums, Solvent Free & Varnish

$18.90$101.80

Please note: Some Gamblin products are indent items only.  These items can take up to 4-5 weeks to arrive in to our warehouse from order.

At Gamblin, their 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. Their contemporary mediums are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent.  Choose from there wide range of mediums for your next project.  See below for additional information on each product.

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At Gamblin, their 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. Their 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. In collaboration with the US National Gallery they brought painters Gamvar, the perfect picture varnish…..

GAMSOL – Odourless Mineral Spirits

Primary Uses for Gamsol:

Thinning oil colors. A little goes a long way; stiff oil colors relax immediately when a little Gamsol is added. Be careful not to thin oil colors too much with solvent alone, this can compromise the ability of the paint to form a paint film.Modifying painting mediums. Our Galkyd line of painting mediums are formulated with Gamsol, so they readily accept Gamsol as a thinning agent. Note: Gamsol should not be added to painting mediums made with natural resins (dammar, copal, mastic). They require strong solvents such as turpentine.Studio clean up: brushes, palettes, palette knives, etc.

Solvent Free Gel

Gives colors more flow and transparency, yet holds the shape of your brushmark, has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, non-toxic and contains no Gamsol or petroleum distillates.

Solvent Free Fluid

Gives oil colors more flow and transparency. It has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, non-toxic and contains no Gamsol or petroleum distillates.

To ensure proper drying and prevent beading-up of paint layers, Solvent-Free Fluid should be used in moderation with oil colors – no more than 25% by volume. To avoid wrinkling, apply mixtures of Solvent-Free Fluid and oil colors thinly. For underpainting, we recommend adding Gamsol to Solvent-Free Fluid.

GAMVAR PICTURE VARNISH

The perfect picture varnish.™

Gamvar Picture Varnish saturates colors in your painting and gives your work a unified and protective 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 is virtually odorless and ready to apply. Brush apply. Do not spray. All Gamvar can be applied when the thickest areas of your painting are thoroughly dry and firm to the touch

GALKYD 

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.

GALKYD LITE 
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.

GALKYD SLOW DRY
Galkyd Slow Dry thins oil colors and extends working time. Galkyd Slow Dry is more fluid and less glossy than Galkyd Lite. Use one part Galkyd Slow Dry to one part oil colors to paint wet-into-wet for at least a day.

GALKYD GEL
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.

NEO MEGILP
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 satin gloss.

COLD WAX MEDIUM
Cold Wax medium is made from naturally white, pure beeswax. Formulated to knife consistency, makes oil colors thicker and more matte. Cold Wax Medium can be used to make Gamblin mediums and Gamvar more matte. It can also be applied alone as a matte varnish.

Please note: Painters who are using more than 1/3 cold wax medium to 2/3 oil paints should paint on rigid supports or paintings may crack when moved.
By mixing 1/2 Cold Wax Medium and 1/2 G-Gel, painters can paint on flexible supports.

WAX PASTILLES
Small beads of naturally white unbleached beeswax.

GAMBLIN GROUND

Gamblin Oil Painting Ground makes a strong, bright, non-absorbent foundation for oil paintings. Formulated from alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, and barium sulfate, Gamblin Ground makes canvas and linen stiffer than acrylic “gesso” and more flexible than traditional oil primers. Barium sulfate gives Gamblin Ground its tooth. Titanium dioxide gives Gamblin Ground its opacity.

Because the percentage of pigments is so much higher than in acrylic “gesso”, painters need only apply TWO coats of Gamblin Ground instead of the recommended four coats of acrylic. More coats can be added for smoother painting surfaces. Because alkyd resin is used instead of linseed oil as the binder, Gamblin Ground is more flexible and dries more quickly than lead/linseed oil grounds. Lead/linseed oil grounds must dry for six months and Gamblin Ground is ready for paint application within a week.

PVA SIZE

Poly Vinyl Acetate (PVA) Size

Diluted with distilled water, PVA size is a contemporary size for fabric support. Conservation scientists recommend painters use neutral pH PVA size on linen and canvas instead of rabbit skin glue. PVA provides a good size layer that seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does. There are hundreds of different formulae of PVA. We acknowledge and appreciate the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute that helps painters and conservators identify the best PVA to use. Gamblin PVA Size is made from PVA that has a neutral pH and does not yellow. It also retains its flexibility and does not emit harmful volatiles.

Additional information

Gamblin Options

Cold Pressed Linseed Oil 237ml, Cold Wax Medium 120ml, Cold Wax Medium 3.8 litre Indent only, Cold Wax Medium 473ml, Galkyd Gel 150ml, Galkyd Lite 250ml, Galkyd Lite 500ml, Galkyd Lite 946ml, Galkyd Medium 250ml, Galkyd Medium 500ml, Galkyd Medium 946ml, Galkyd Slow Dry 250ml, Galkyd Slow Dry 500ml, Gamblin Ground 473ml, Gamblin Ground 946ml, Gamblin Solvent Free Fluid 250ml, Gamblin Solvent Free Fluid 500ml, Gamblin Solvent Free Gel 150ml, Gamsol 1 litre, Gamsol 3.8 litre, Gamvar Varnish 125ml Gloss, Gamvar Varnish 125ml Matte, Gamvar Varnish 125ml Satin, Gamvar Varnish 250ml Gloss, Gamvar Varnish 250ml Matte, Gamvar Varnish 250ml Satin, Linseed Stand Oil 250ml, Neo Meglip 250ml, Neo Meglip 500ml, PVA Size 1 litre, PVA Size 237ml, Refined Linseed Oil 250ml, Refined Linseed Oil 500ml, Wax Pastilles 454gm