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FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors 150 ml Tubes

Formulated to give oil painters a fast-drying oil color with excellent working properties and permanence. They dry to a matte surface within 18 to 24 hours. The strong pigmentation and balanced color palette allow for great color mixing potential in a variety of oil painting techniques and styles. When used for underpainting, the matte surface promotes maximum adhesion to subsequent layers, ensuring the permanence of the painting structure. They are compatible with traditional artist-grade oil colors and mediums.
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Gamblin FASTMATTE Alizarin Crimson (Permanent) 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Alizarin Permanent 150ml

Cool, slightly bluish red with smoky glaze. Robert Gamblin has mixed lightfast pigments to form a true replacement for Alizarin Crimson. Slightly less intense in tint, but excellent match in masstone and transparency.
Pigment: Quinacridone red b, perylene red, ultramarine blue (PV 19, PR 149, PB 29)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Burnt Sienna 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Burnt Sienna 150ml

More opaque today than 200 years ago. For greater transparency, consider Transparent Earth Red.
Pigment: Calcined natural iron oxide (PBr 7)
Lightfastness I, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Green 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Green 150ml

A bright, light green mixture of Viridian and Cadmium Yellow. Opaque and useful to make muted colors of the natural world.
Pigment: Concentrated cadmium zinc sulfide,
hydrated chromium oxide (PY 35, PG 18)
Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Orange 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Orange 150ml

Chemically pure Cadmium Orange is a bright, medium orange. Because of its muted tint, excellent color for natural light painting.
Pigment: Concentrated cadmium sulfo-selenide (PO 20)
Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Red Light 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Red Light 150ml

Cadmium Red Light: Orange/red first synthesized in 1910. Because of its muted tints, excellent color for natural light painting.
Pigment: Concentrated cadmium sulfo-selenide (PR 108)
Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Yellow Light 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Cadmium Yellow Light 150ml

Cadmium Yellow Light: Cadmium Yellow Light is a bright, cool chemically pure Cadmium color. Because of its muted tint, excellent color for natural light painting.
Pigment: Concentrated cadmium zinc sulfide (PY 35)
Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Chromatic Black 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Chromatic Black 150ml

Chromatic Black: A neutral, tinting black made from complementary colors rather than the usual carbon or iron oxide blacks. Consider mixing with FastMatte Titanium White for grisaille underpainting techniques.
Pigment: Chlorinated and bromated phthalocyanine, quinacridone red b (PG36, PV19), Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Cobalt Blue 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Cobalt Blue 150ml

Cobalt Blue: "True blue," first manufactured in 1804. This color is well worth the price because of its working properties and unique color, which cannot be duplicated by mixing other pigments.
Pigment: Oxides of cobalt & aluminum (PB 28)
Lightfastness I, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Dioxazine Purple 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Dioxazine Purple 150ml

Dioxazine Purple: A cool violet with strong tinting strength, modern Diox is useful as a high key tint. Consider mixing with Quinacridone Red for warmer violets.
Pigment: Carbazol dioxazine (PV 23)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Hansa Yellow Medium 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Hansa Yellow Medium 150ml

Hansa Yellow Medium: Its masstone is very similar to Cadmium Yellow Medium but semi- transparent. Clean, bright tint. Use in place of Cadmium Yellow where higher key tint is desired. Also Hansa Yellows' transparencies make them useful for mixing cleaner, brighter secondaries.
Pigment: Arylide yellow (PY 74), Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Indian Yellow 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Indian Yellow 150ml

Indian Yellow: This color has been prized for hundreds of years. But only now has the color been made with a completely lightfast pigment.
Pigment: Diarylide yellow HR70 (PY83)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Ivory Black 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Ivory Black 150ml

Ivory Black: A good, all-purpose black that's a solid choice for mixing greys, tinting, and mixing with other colors. Slightly warm in its transparency with a weak tinting strength.
Pigment: Bone black (PBk 9)
Lightfastness I, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Manganese Blue Hue 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Manganese Blue Hue 150ml

Manganese Blue Hue: Gamblin's version is an excellent recreation of the original color, successfully replacing an obsolete pigment. Cool, transparent blue with green undertone; especially useful for painting sky and water.
Pigment: Copper phthalocyanine (PB 15:4)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Naphthol Scarlet 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Naphthol Scarlet 150ml

Napthol Scarlet: Intense warm modern red that replaces Vermillion. Bright, clean oranges can be obtained in mixtures with Hansa Yellow Medium.
Pigment: Napthol AS-OL (PR188)
Lightfastness II, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Phthalo Blue 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Phthalo Blue 150ml

Phthalo Blue: With a clean, pure masstone and transparency, Phthalo Blue, like all modern colors, has high tinting strength.
Pigment: Copper phthalocyanine (PB 15:1)
Lightfastness I, Series 2, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Phthalo Green 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Phthalo Green 150ml

Phthalo Green: A dark bluish green more closely resembles Verdigris than Viridian. First manufactured in 1927, Phthalo Green has a very high tinting strength and transparency.
Pigment: Chlorinated copper phthalocyanine (PG 7)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Quinacridone Red 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Quinacridone Red 150ml

Quinacridone Red: Cool lightfast modern red with high key tint. Useful in place of Alizarin Crimson where more intense masstone and mixtures are desired.
Pigment: Quinacridone red b (PV19)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Raw Umber 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Raw Umber 150ml

Raw Umber: Vigorous drier due to high manganese content (which also gives Umbers their dark color).
Pigment: Natural iron oxide containing manganese (PBr 7)
Lightfastness I, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Sap Green 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Sap Green 150ml

Sap Green: Originally made from berries, this true lightfast color is a predictable mixture that can be easily warmed with Hansa Yellows or cooled with blues.
Pigment: Diarylide yellow HR 70, copper phthalocyanine (PY 83, PB 15:1)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Titanium White 150 ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Titanium White 150ml

Using FastMatte Titanium White with traditional oil colors will speed the drying of the resulting mixtures, based on the percentage used.
Pigment: Titanium dioxide
Lightfastness I, OPAQUE

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Transparent Earth Red 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Transparent Earth Red 150ml

Transparent Earth Red: This is a truly transparent version of Venetian Red. FastMatte Transparent Earth Red is excellent for imprimatura underpainting techniques.
Pigment: Transparent Mars Red (PR 101)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Ultramarine Blue 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Ultramarine Blue 150ml

Ultramarine Blue: Warm Ultramarine Blue is one of the few mineral colors that are transparent. Lightfast with moderate tinting strength. Makes clean violets when mixed with Quinacridone Red.
Pigment: Complex silicate of sodium & aluminum with sulfur (PB 29)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Viridian 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Viridian 150ml

Viridian: This cool, mineral green is a staple in palettes for landscape painting. In tints and mixtures Viridian is muted like colors of the natural world.
Pigment: Hydrated chromium oxide (PG 18)
Lightfastness I, TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FASTMATTE Yellow Ochre 150ml Gamblin FASTMATTE Yellow Ochre 150ml

Yellow Ochre: Clay and silica colored with various kinds of iron oxides, ochre has been used in art-making media since earliest history. Muted earthy yellow brown with good hiding power and muted tint.
Pigment: Natural hydrated iron oxide (PY 43)
Lightfastness I, SEMI-TRANSPARENT

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Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors are formulated to give oil painters a fast-drying oil color with excellent working properties and permanence. The balanced color palette allow for great color mixing potential in a variety of oil painting techniques and styles. When used for underpainting, the matte surface allows for maximum adhesion with subsequent layers.

FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors are formulated to

  • Give painters a fast-drying palette of colors.
  • Give painters an artist-grade alkyd oil color with strong pigmentation and balanced color palette.
  • Create a matte surface. When used as an under-painting layer, this ensures the adhesion performance of subsequent paint layers.

Dry Time

FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors will dry within 18 – 24 hours, in thinly painted layers. This drying rate allows painters to work throughout a painting session, while creating a dry surface for the painting session the following day.

Compatibility & Permanence

Alkyd resin is the polymerized oil of the 20th century. Alkyd resin has a great compatibility with the linseed oil binder of traditional oil colors. FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors are completely compatible with all artists’ grade oil colors. FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors are also compatible with Gamblin’s alkyd-based, Galkyd painting mediums. Consider using a 50/50 mixture of Galkyd and Gamsol OMS to maintain the drying rate and the matte surface of the FastMatte colors.

Unlike acrylic colors, which we are not comfortable using as underpainting material for oil colors, Gamblin FastMatte colors make an excellent base layer for an oil painting. The matte surface quality of these colors creates a receptive surface for subsequent layers of regular artists’ grade oil colors, ensuring that both physical and chemical bonds are made.

Color Palette, General Oil Painting Techniques

The balanced color palette was chosen for its mixing capabilities in a variety of oil painting techniques and styles. The surface quality of dry paintings will be quite matte. For a gloss surface, apply a thin coat of Gamvar Picture Varnish.

FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors have a low to moderate oil content, so they are appropriate for under-painting when painting “fat over lean.” All colors (with the exception of white) are transparent to semi-transparent in nature, as this quality will create the tonal range important to under-painting techniques.

The fast drying rate of the colors makes them well suited for plein air painters, especially while traveling and transporting freshly painted work.

For illustrators working against deadlines, FastMatte colors offer them a fast-drying solution, and the matte surface makes their work easy to photograph.

Special thanks to Gamblin Artists Colors Company for color swatches and information text.