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Oil Mediums

Oil Painting Mediums

Mediums for oil paints are made from mixtures of separate products with which an artist plays to develop his/her own recipe. For example, a traditional medium mixture is one part Damar varnish, one part stand oil, five parts turpentine and few drops cobalt or japan drier. Mediums may also be bought in pre-made mixtures for convenience. Commercially made mediums can vary as much as home-spun recipes. Whether homemade or store-bought, mediums can be placed in a lidded glass jar and reused for many painting sessions.

As you experiment with mediums, keep in mind these guidelines:
  • Use the minimum amount of medium to serve a particular purpose. Conservators seem to be in agreement that oil paintings done with straight paint (no mediums except a little thinner) form the strongest, most permanent films
  • When using gobs of oil-containing gel mediums to build up texture, there is significant danger of yellowing
  • Yellowing is sometimes rapid and pronounced when a painting is left in darkness; the yellowing will gradually lighten as the painting is exposed to normal daylight
  • Mediums containing copal varnish are likely to darken significantly
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  1. Artisan Fast Drying Medium 250ml

    Artisan Fast Drying Medium 250ml

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    Regular Price: $19.79

    Plaza Price: $15.83

  2. Artisan Fast Drying Medium 75ml

    Artisan Fast Drying Medium 75ml

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    Regular Price: $9.89

    Plaza Price: $7.91

  3. Artisan Impasto 60ml

    Artisan Impasto 60ml

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    Regular Price: $11.99

    Plaza Price: $9.59

  4. Artisan Impasto Medium 200ml

    Artisan Impasto Medium 200ml

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    Regular Price: $24.19

    Plaza Price: $19.35

  5. Artisan Linseed Oil 250ml

    Artisan Linseed Oil 250ml

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    Regular Price: $19.79

    Plaza Price: $15.83

  6. Artisan Linseed Oil 75ml

    Artisan Linseed Oil 75ml

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.89

    Plaza Price: $7.91

  7. Artisan Painting Medium 250ml

    Artisan Painting Medium 250ml

    Price:

    Regular Price: $19.79

    Plaza Price: $15.83

  8. Artisan Painting Medium 75ml

    Artisan Painting Medium 75ml

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.89

    Plaza Price: $7.91

  9. Artisan Stand Oil 250ml

    Artisan Stand Oil 250ml

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    Regular Price: $19.79

    Plaza Price: $15.83

  10. Artisan Stand Oil 75ml

    Artisan Stand Oil 75ml

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    Regular Price: $9.89

    Plaza Price: $7.91

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