Every once in a while, I come across an article on another website that is so informative that it precludes the necessity of writing about the subject myself. In this post I’d like to feature a very enlightening article just posted to the Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors website. Robert Gamblin, the founder of Gamblin Oil Colors, takes us on an in-depth tour of all the different types of white. What’s the difference between zinc, flake and titanium whites? Learn about temperature, drying time, and opacity. And what are Gamblin’s own Quick Dry White (of which I am a great fan) and Radiant White? Here is the direct link to the story:
Getting the White Right at the Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors website
While you’re at their site, I encourage you to take a look at the Gamblin Studio Notes section. This is their vault — the place where all their informative articles about materials and painting methods are archived, all in downloadable PDF format. I know of no other oil paint manufacturer that is as dedicated to customer education and service as Gamblin.