If you took all the pigments in the color
spectrum and mixed them together, what color would they produceNULL Gamblin
Artists Colors Co., a company known for making America's finest oil paints,
answers the question with a new limited edition color, Torrit Grey 2000.
Made from recycled pigment dust, Torrit Grey 2000 is available exclusively
during the month of April, and is always free.
Dedicated to the environment of the earth and the artist's studio, Robert
Gamblin, paintmaker and founder of Gamblin Artists Colors Co., has been an
outspoken advocate of both environmental and studio safety issues for years.
Pigment dust should not go into the earth, water or landfill, but into
paint, says Gamblin. Torrit Grey 2000 is made up of every color we
produced in 1999.
Gamblin began formulating Torrit Grey yearly to recycle pigment, and to focus
artists on recycling in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Over the course of
the year, when a bag of pigment is opened in the factory, escaping particles
are collected in a dust extractor, call the Torit. Each January, Gamblin
collects the pigments from the air-filtration system and makes them into a
special oil color -- Torrit Grey -- which is made up of at least 60 pigments.
The pigments mix together differently every year creating an exclusive
Though each issue of Torrit Grey is unique, it tends to have a greenish
tinge because of the great strength of the phthalo green pigment, says
Gamblin. And it varies from an medium dove grey to a dark earthy grey.
Approximately 4000 to 5000 37ml (1.25 fluid oz) tubes of Torrit Grey are
produced annually. Torrit Grey 2000, available for a limited time only, is
distributed through Gamblin dealers nationally while supplies last. A store
list can be found on the Gamblin website at www.gamblincolors.com.
Enjoy the paint today, because this special color will only exist as
paintings next year, says Gamblin. A juried exhibition of Torrit Grey 2000
paintings will appear next January on our website. Information about entry
requirements is available on the Gamblin Artists Colors Co. website at
About Gamblin Artists Colors
Gamblin Artists Colors Co., marking their 20th anniversary this year, is one
of the premier artist paint companies in the world, and the only independent
American company completely dedicated to oil painting materials. Robert
Gamblin, artist and paintmaker, has emerged as one of the most important
color experts working today. He has authored a chapbook on color, and has
been retained to recreate historical oil colors for the Smithsonian
Institution. Gamblin's environmentally-sound products eliminate artists'
exposure to toxicity. At the forefront of studio safety issues, everything
produced at the Gamblin factory is recycled and/or recyclable.
Gamblin Artists Colors Co.
P.O. Box 625, Portland, OR 97207‚ tel: 503-235-1945‚ fax: 503-235-1946