I had been making oil colors for ten years when I was invited in 1989 by CAL Smithsonian to give a talk on contemporary oil colors at a symposium they had organized on modern materials for conservators. That conference was a turning point for me. It was then that I gained an understanding and appreciation for the skill and dedication of conservators.
I decided I wanted to know the world of conservation better and to be a part of it if I could. Rene de la Rie, Mark Leonard, and Jill Whitten were working to develop a new material for retouching and brought me into their team in 1994 as their paint maker. Gamblin Conservation Colors is the result of that project.
This little company is my way of showing my appreciation for all that you do to keep our cultural heritage up on the walls and looking great.
Thank you for your interest in our materials, please contact us with any questions you may have.
Introducing six new colors!
Every color is available in all three sizes of Gamblin Conservation Colors:
Cremnitz White: genuine lead chromate which is supplied to us by Kremer Pigmente.
(Cremnitz White not available in 175 ml size)
|Titanium Buff: Warm off white|
|Cadmium Lemon Yellow: Coolest shade of Cadmium Yellow|
|Cerulean Blue: compound of cobalt and tin, 19th century cool blue|
|Sap Green Permanent: Transparent dark green with unique yellow transparency made from modern pigments|
|Van Dyke Brown Permanent: We are making a permanent version of this deep rich brown/black from ivory black and two different iron oxides. Our mix matches the spectral radiance of the original yet impermanent Van Dyke Brown produced from humus|
All Colors Now Available in a ½ Pan Size
Travel cases that hold ½ pans are available in three sizes: 12 color, 24 color and 48 color.