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Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors (student grade)

Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into Gamblin's Artist's Oils. In addition they use the same process of mixing, milling, filling and hand labeling. Read more...

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Sanded Pastel Paper - New

Uart Sanded Pastel Paper

UART Pastel paper is the choice of many professional pastel, colored pencil, charcoal and water color artists. Its texture is ideal for pastel drawings where consistency is demanded.

UART is beige in color as well as PH Neutral and Acid Free. It is available in grades 240 to 800. The 240 grade has the largest tooth available. 280 and 320 provides even more layering then our 400 grade. 500 and 600 grade provide a moderate bite, and grade 800 is for a super fine pastel or color pencil application.
from the Uart Website

12x18 400 and 800 grade 4.73 a sheet
18x24 400, 500, 600 and 800 grade $7.65 a sheet

Mi Tientes Touch "Sanded" Pastel Paper

Cream, sky gray and sand $9.81 for a 22x30 sheet


Task Board

Taskboard - Make 3D objects, Emboss with water, Super easy to cut. 

Taskboard is an ultra light weight wood fiber board.
Being light weight, it is extremely easy to cut.

Taskboard can be embossed with flat objects such as leaves.
Just place object on wet Taskboard and press with an F clamp till dry.

Taskboard is rigid, stays flat, and will not curl when dry. 
Yet when sprayed with water on both sides, 
it becomes pliable and can be formed into 3d shapes. - from the website

How to use

We carry 2 different sizes, 3 different thicknesses, white and basswood tone

 

Gamblin Oil Paints and Mediums have arrived!

Gamblin oil colors are luscious, intense, pigment-rich colors. Colors that do not succumb to age. Colors true to historic working properties, in a palette carefully constructed by America's premier colorman.

Rather than copy any other style of paintmaking, Robert Gamblin developed his own. Made from the finest quality raw materials, Gamblin's oil paints invite artists to enjoy each color's unique tinting strength, transparency and texture.

Similarly, Robert organized Gamblin's palette to help artists best match materials to their artistic intent. Our colors are grouped by era of pigment history and organized according to their position in color space.

- from the Gamblin website

Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors are formulated to give oil painters a fast-drying oil color with excellent working properties and permanence.  The balanced color palette allow for great color mixing potential in a variety of oil painting techniques and styles.  When used for underpainting, the matte surface allows for maximum adhesion with subsequent layers.

 

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Artist Oil Colors

Mediums

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R&F Encaustic Paints and Mediums

"At R&F we have built our reputation with encaustic as the core of our line and have been instrumental in the expansion of the medium. When R&F began in 1988 it continued a tradition of high-quality commercial encaustic paint production dating back to the late 1940s. R&F’s encaustics are milled with the time-honored methods of paintmaking. We use 100% pure pharmaceutical grade (USP) beeswax, which has been filtered without the use of chemicals, Singapore-grade damar resin and a heavy pigment load. All of this results in the highest quality artist paints on the market."

- from the R&F website

 

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Gamblin Artist's Colors Dry Pigments

These pigments are the same used to create Gamblyn Artist Oil Colors. You can use them to create paints using different binders including Encaustic Medium.

 

Dry Pigment

Inks

FW Inks

FW Artists' Acrylic Inks

"The major development of inks in recent years has been the increasing use of pigments and acrylic resins. The differences between the dye based inks and the pigmented inks were slight reduction in colour intensity, but much improved resistance to fading.

FW Artists’ Ink is an acrylic based pigmented water resistant ink (on most surfaces) in a range of 38 colours, all of which have either a 3 or 4 star rating for permanence. Such a high degree of lightfastness over such a range of fully intermixable colours makes them ideal for use by artists in the production of pictures for permanent display.

Equally, however, colours can be substantially diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolour. Such washes will dry to a water resistant film on virtually all surfaces and successive layers of colour can be laid over a highly predicable manner. FW Artists’ Inks work well through airbrushes and technical pens." from Daler-Rowney website.

 

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Loyal Customers

We have expanded our student discount program to include everyone who shops at VGG!

When you have saved up $100.00 worth of VGG receipts (not counting taxes or returns), you may trade them, on your next visit, for $10.00 off any purchase in the store.

You must present only original receipt(s) to qualify for this offer. Van Gogh’s Gear cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen receipts.

307 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 970-2100
Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 12pm-4pm

307 Market St.

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Loyal Customers

We have expanded our student discount program to include everyone who shops at VGG!

When you have saved up $100.00 worth of VGG receipts (not counting taxes or returns), you may trade them, on your next visit, for $10.00 off any purchase in the store.

You must present only original receipt(s) to qualify for this offer. Van Gogh’s Gear cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen receipts.

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