“Gamblin is the first colorhouse to build and organize a palette entirely around the needs of today’s painters”
Encaustry has selected to use Artist's grade dry pigments from Gamblin for their quality, range and consistency.
Dry pigments create a texture that responds to an artist’s intention and handles beautifully. A color reaches its maximum when the pigment has been developed to the highest emotional resonance for that color. But we view that as the choice of the artist, hence our choice to provide the pigments separately.
In collaboration with Gamblin, we are helping artists select and master the materials best suited to their artistic intentions.
Gamblin’s mission is to lead paint making into the future, that 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.
Since the establishment of Gamblin in 1980, they have been guided by a community of artists, their own studio work and insights from their work and dialogue with museums around the world. Gamblin’s “Conservation Colors” have been used to restore works by Van Eyck, Da Vinci and Van Gogh.
There is so much more to Gamblin’s work than fine raw materials and high pigment loads. Gamblin is forging together the right balance of science and emotion. It is about getting that balance right.
Every color. Every batch. Every time.