Local Materials and a Green Studio
I use only Gamblin oil paints, mediums and solvents, which are all locally made in SE Portland. I strive to create paintings whose production has as little impact on the environment and my body as possible. A key component is the use of Gamsol, a low odor mineral spirit solvent produced by Gamblin. Gamsol is the only solvent I use. The removal of turpentine and painting mediums containing dammar resin varnish has produced a studio with low toxicity. I reuse and recycle Gamsol according to Gamblin guidelines.
Gamblin is unique in that the company provides extensive technical support and information for artists. For more detailed information on Gamblin products and their production, visit their website http://www.gamblincolors.com