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Special Opus + Gamblin Event: Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials with Scott Gelatly

Note – July 22, 2015: Both these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

Since their founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colours and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer & more permanent.

Gamblin’s dedication to today’s oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – Gamblin believes in sharing their knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions.

In this lecture-demonstration, you will learn:

  • Colour Theory: 2-dimensional vs 3-dimensional Colour Space
  • Colour Mixing: Navigating Colour Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to colour mixing
  • Artist’s Oil Colors: Gamblin’s approach to colour making
  • Mineral vs Modern Pigments: How to create a personalized palette of colours
  • Indirect vs Direct Techniques: Historical
  • FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors: Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colors
  • Paint Mediums: Choose the right medium, including working properties & drying rates
  • Building Permanent Paintings: Understanding Fat Over Lean
  • Supports, Sizing and Grounds: How they affect colour and permanence
  • Gamvar Picture Varnish: Understand contemporary varnishes & control surface quality
  • Studio Safety: Create without compromise in a safe studio

All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples.

Join Scott Gelatly in Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials!

Cost: $10

Note – July 22, 2015: Both these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!


Opus Granville Island
Sun., July 26, 3–5 pm

Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register.

Opus Victoria
Wed., July 29, 11 am – 1 pm

Please visit Opus Victoria or contact them at 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555 to register.

About the Presenter:

Scott Gellatly is presently the Product Manager for Gamblin Artists Colors. He consults with oil painters worldwide on technical issues and is involved in developing and testing all of Gamblin Oil Colors and mediums. Scott has given presentations on oil painting materials throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon and has exhibited his paintings throughout the west coast. His work can be seen at www.scottgellatly.com.