All About Gamblin Oil Painting Ground

Oil painters are increasingly invested in the craftsmanship of their artwork. An accomplished and experienced oil painter recently asked us about Gamblin Ground, and why they would use it instead of or in addition to regular gesso. Creating a strong foundation for imagery is an important consideration, and Gamblin Oil Painting Ground creates the perfect […]

Is David Arquette the new Bob Ross?

In their Best of LA Arts Issue, The LA Weekly asked if David Arquette is the new Bob Ross, and you answered with a resounding yes. On August 24th, Raw Materials Art Supplies was lucky to have Certified Ross Instructor David Arquette teach a Bob Ross Painting Class—our very first class in our new location! […]

Painting with Gamblin Radiant Colors

Vibrant. Subtle. Harmonious. Gamblin Radiants work together as a system of accent colors, enabling artists to easily and predictably punch-up the color and intensity in their paintings. When used in mixtures, the Radiants allow painters to warm-up or cool-down colors without darkening them. Radiants can also neutralize colors into more nuanced mixtures. Gamblin Radiant Colors are […]

Cold Wax Painting with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium

It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but Cold Wax Medium is one such medium. Cold Wax Painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction, Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture […]

Gamblin’s Alternatives to Titanium White

Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors makes more of their artist’s grade Titanium White than any other color… by far. For most painters, it’s the first white we use. And for some, the only white ever used. There are some good reasons for this. Gamblin Titanium White has a strong tinting strength and an unparalleled, beautiful texture. It’s terrific […]

Still Life Painting Session @ Grand Central Market with Roofless Painters – April 6th

Attention oil painters! Want to paint some produce together? Join Roofless Painters for a still life workshop at the one and only Grand Central Market, in DTLA’s Historic Core this Saturday, April 6th from 6-8pm. The Roofless Painters will set up easel stations around the produce stands of one of the market’s vendors and paint them […]

Getting Started with Plein Air Painting

Happy Plein Air-pril! Have you always wanted to try busting out of your art studio and painting en plein air? Or has it just been a while since you’ve been out painting? Either way, you’re in luck! Thanks to Royal Talens, artist Justin Vining walks you through the basics of getting started with plein air […]

School Me Saturday: Experience RED

It’s time again for School Me Saturday, our informal art school of sorts, and today we’re learning all about Gamblin Artists’ Oil Color‘s range of red oil colors: Along with black and white, red made up the palette of pre-historic times. The combination of iron and oxygen is not only responsible for the red that […]

The Nature of Oil Painting by Gamblin

“There is nothing more natural and enduring than oil painting. Oil painting has been the preeminent medium of personal expression for the whole 600 years since it was invented.” Gamblin Artists Oil Colors, 1980 Oil Colors, and Mediums are on sale for 40% off during our Back To Whatever Super Sale: Winter Edition! Come get […]