Oils – For Oil Painting
Refined Safflower Oil
Refined Safflower Oil is bright, clean, and one of the highest in colour for oil, a favourite for my Titanium White No. 1.
Safflower oil is a pale, slow-drying oil that can be used to brighten and thin oil paints.
As it is a paler yellow than linseed oil, paler pigments (whites and pale blues especially) maintain their brightness when mixed with safflower oil.
Guide for Use:
Paints thinned with this product should not be used under faster drying layers,
e.g. fast-drying medium, earth colours, etc.
Safflower oil possesses properties similar to those of poppy oil. However, it forms a more flexible paint film than poppy oil and so is more suited to painting on flexible supports like stretched canvasses. It is also well suited as a glazing oil. Safflower Oil is popular for grinding whites and light-coloured pigments.