oil on cradled birch panel
paint: Gamblin Torrit Grey, Rembrandt Titanium White, Gamblin Black Spinel
Winner of Honorable Mention in Gamblin Artists' Colors 2011 Torrit Grey Competition!
What is Torrit Grey? From Gamblin's web site:
"Every spring, Gamblin Artists Colors collects a wealth of pigments from our Torit® Air Filtration system. We filter the air around the areas where we handle dry pigments so that our workers are not exposed to pigment dust. Rather than sending any of our high quality, expensive pigments into the landfill, Gamblin paint makers recycle them into 'Gamblin Torrit Grey.'"
...."Our Torrit Grey store promotion, which runs each year through the end of April in celebration of Earth Day, not only recycles pigment dust into paint but focuses artists on the importance of recycling, studio and environmental safety. Complimentary 37ml tubes of Torrit Grey are only available while supplies last through your local fine art materials retailer. Last year, we distributed more than 25,000 tubes of Torrit Grey! Limitations are often the greatest creative assets and it is remarkable what artists can achieve with a color palette limited to white, or black and Torrit Grey."
The Torrit Grey Painting Competition, conducted annually in the Fall, attracts more entries every year. In 2011, we received more than 250 submissions from painters willing to take the challenge of making a value based painting using only Torrit Grey and any black or white oil paint. The competition is judged by Robert Gamblin and the winners receive a supply of Gamblin Artists' materials."