Art Spectrum Oil Mediums
Art Spectrum® Oil painting mediums are based on sound painting principles. Today’s advanced testing indicates that the use of turpentine alone as a dilutent for oil paints is to be avoided, as it is too easy to destroy the binder and benefits of carefully milled paint. Sound painting principles involve painting from ‘lean’ mixtures to ‘fat’ mixtures of paint – essential when paintings are completed over a period of time. This ‘fat over lean’ technique prevents cracking in the paint film during drying. Painting with oil paint should be no more involved than working with a water-based paint. For instance, Art Spectrum mediums are used to thin oil paint just as water or binding mediums are used with acrylics. Wax or fillers are added to oil paints just as impasto mediums are added to acrylics. Pure soap and water are used for cleaning brushes with both types of paint. The ‘lean to fat’ rule When one layer of oil paint contains an equal amount of oil as the next layer, the top layer will dry while the bottom layer will be deprived of oxygen and remain wet. This will cause wrinkling and eventually cracking. To prevent this problem, use Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 1 first and then Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 2 for subsequent layers. This will give an even tension throughout the painting. This method is known as ‘lean to fat’. Painting Medium No. 3 is viscous and ‘fatter’ for those who like a heavier medium. It should be used over the leaner mediums. (NB: ‘Lean’ and ‘fat’ should not be confused with ‘thick’ and ‘thin’. A lean paint can be very stiff and go on thickly while a fat paint may have so much oil in it that it goes on thinly.)

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AS ART CLEAN 1 LITREAS ART CLEAN 1 LITREASOM1000ACOut of stock
AS ARTISTS TURPS 1 LITREAS ARTISTS TURPS 1 LITREASOM1000ATIn stock
AS CITRUS TURPS 1 LITREAS CITRUS TURPS 1 LITREASOM1000CTIn stock
AS DAMAR VARNISH 1 LITREAS DAMAR VARNISH 1 LITREASOM1000DVOut of stock
AS GLOSS VARNISH (PARALOID) 1 LITREAS GLOSS VARNISH (PARALOID) 1 LITREASOM1000GVIn stock
AS LEAN MEDIUM 1LITREAS LEAN MEDIUM 1LITREASOM1000LMIn stock
AS MEDIUM NO 1 1 LITREAS MEDIUM NO 1 1 LITREASOM1000M1In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 2 1 LITREAS MEDIUM NO 2 1 LITREASOM1000M2In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 3 1 LITREAS MEDIUM NO 3 1 LITREASOM1000M3In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 4 LIQUOL 1 LITREAS MEDIUM NO 4 LIQUOL 1 LITREASOM1000M4In stock
AS ODOURLESS SOLVENT 1 LITREAS ODOURLESS SOLVENT 1 LITREASOM1000OSIn stock
AS PURE GUM TURPS 1 LITREAS PURE GUM TURPS 1 LITREASOM1000PGTIn stock
AS REFINED LINSEED OIL 1 LITREAS REFINED LINSEED OIL 1 LITREASOM1000RLOIn stock
AS RETOUCH VARNISH 1 LITREAS RETOUCH VARNISH 1 LITREASOM1000RVIn stock
AS WAX MEDIUM 1 LITREAS WAX MEDIUM 1 LITREASOM1000WMIn stock
AS ARTISTS TURPS 100MLAS ARTISTS TURPS 100MLASOM100ATIn stock
AS CITRUS TURPS 100MLAS CITRUS TURPS 100MLASOM100CTIn stock
AS DAMAR VARNISH 100MLAS DAMAR VARNISH 100MLASOM100DVIn stock
AS FAT MEDIUM 100MLAS FAT MEDIUM 100MLASOM100FMIn stock
AS GLOSS VARNISH (PARALOID) 100MLAS GLOSS VARNISH (PARALOID) 100MLASOM100GVIn stock
AS LEAN MEDIUM 100MLAS LEAN MEDIUM 100MLASOM100LMIn stock
AS MEDIUM NO 1 100MLAS MEDIUM NO 1 100MLASOM100M1In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 2 100MLAS MEDIUM NO 2 100MLASOM100M2In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 3 100MLAS MEDIUM NO 3 100MLASOM100M3In stock
AS MEDIUM NO 4 LIQUOL 100MLAS MEDIUM NO 4 LIQUOL 100MLASOM100M4In stock

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