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Gamblin Oil Ground

Gamblin Oil Ground

SKU
GBM011

Gamblin Oil Painting Ground makes a strong, bright, non-absorbent foundation for oil paintings. Gamblin Ground is formulated from alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, and calcium carbonate – titanium dioxide gives opacity, while calcium carbonate gives tooth for strong adhesion. 

Gamblin Ground makes a brighter and less-absorbent ground layer compared to acrylic “gesso” – meaning that oil paint layers on top will better retain their colour saturation. In addition, the lower absorbency allows for “reductive” underpainting techniques when painters need to wipe back to the white of the Ground. 

Gamblin Ground can be tinted with Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colours when creating a coloured ground. 

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From £18.30 Was £18.81
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Size
Sku
Price
237ml tin GBM01108
£18.30 £18.81
237ml tin
GBM01108
£18.30 £18.81
473ml tin GBM01116
£24.10 £24.81
473ml tin
GBM01116
£24.10 £24.81
946ml tin GBM01132
£41.70 £41.96
946ml tin
GBM01132
£41.70 £41.96

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Gamblin Oil Painting Ground makes a strong, bright, non-absorbent foundation for oil paintings. Gamblin Ground is formulated from alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, and calcium carbonate – titanium dioxide gives opacity, while calcium carbonate gives tooth for strong adhesion. 

Gamblin Ground makes a brighter and less-absorbent ground layer compared to acrylic “gesso” – meaning that oil paint layers on top will better retain their colour saturation. In addition, the lower absorbency allows for “reductive” underpainting techniques when painters need to wipe back to the white of the Ground. 

Gamblin Ground can be tinted with Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colours when creating a coloured ground. 

Because the percentage of pigments is so much higher than in acrylic “gesso”, painters need only apply TWO coats of Gamblin Ground instead of the recommended four coats of acrylic. Fabric supports should be sized with PVA Size before applying Gamblin Ground. Also, Gamblin Ground can be applied on top of acrylic gesso for a brighter white, less-absorbent ground layer. 

Gamblin Ground is thicker than acrylic gesso, and requires different application techniques, which are demonstrated on the video section of this page. 

The Ground is the foundation of an oil painting. Artists for whom building permanent paintings is important should consider carefully the quality of all layers of their paintings. They should be as concerned about the layers they do not see (size and ground) as the layers they do see (oil layers, painting mediums, and varnish). A basement made from poor quality concrete will bring a house down and an inferior ground will cause the painting—no matter how beautiful—to fall apart.

Delivery Times & Charges

 

We endeavour to dispatch your order as soon as possible after it is received, although some delays can occur during busy periods. Delivery is generally within 1 to 2 working days from the day you complete your order. Please allow up to 5 working days for your order to arrive before contacting us.

We may occasionally send part of the order if not all items are currently in stock. We will contact you in these instances and you will not incur additional shipping charges for UK mainland orders.

If there is likely to be any undue delay to your order we will attempt to contact you via phone or e-mail. 

If there are any issues during delivery, the carriers will attempt to contact you by phone (if a number is provided). If the courier is unable to deliver, for any reason, a second delivery attempt will be made the next working day. The goods will then be held for 5 days with the carriers before being returned to us.

If your order is sent via Royal Mail they will leave a card if they are unable to deliver and you can either collect from your local sorting office or re-arrange delivery. If your package does not arrive Royal mail requires us to wait for 14 working days before we are able to raise a claim. Please contact us in these circumstances. 

Please contact Lawrence Art Supplies directly if you have any issues with delivery, we will pass on instructions to the carrier.