Gamblin Artists' Oil Paint, Indian Yellow

MP Code #MP-00401-023   
$17.45 - $110.95
$13.09 - $83.21

Professional Artists' grade oil colors made with pure pigments and the finest refined linseed oil.

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With Gamblin oil painting materials, artists can apply traditional techniques or methods of contemporary masters to transform oils and mediums of the highest quality into permanent works of art.

Gamblin's Indian Yellow 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)
  • Vehicle: Alkali refined linseed oil
  • Lightfastness: I
  • Series: 3
  • TRANSPARENT

Betcha Didn't Know..........

Before the Industrial Revolution, painters used Yellow Ochres or Orpiment (sulfide of arsenic). Occasionally painters found some Gamboge, a strongly colored secretion from trees that resembles amber. Gamboge was used for glazing before Indian Yellow became available in the middle of the 19th century.

To make Indian Yellow, cows were force fed mango leaves and given no water. Their urine was collected in dirt balls and sold as "pigment." The resulting artists' color was a warm transparent glazing yellow. But Indian Yellow was lost somewhere between the decline of cruelty to animals and the rise of manufactured pigments.

In the 20th century, the most transparent of the yellows that we at Gamblin call "Indian Yellow" is a light stable diarylide pigment. In its transparency, it makes a glowing warm yellow - as if a painting were suddenly lit with summer sunshine.

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  • Gamblin Indian Yellow

    Reviewed on 3/7/2013

    As reviewed by Susan Moore

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    Very strong color. Bright. Transparent. Nice oily feel like Gamblin does. .

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