Mediums

Through the Renaissance, artists worked with combinations of tree resins, thickened vegetable oils, waxes and balsams. The exact organisation of these raw materials is open to speculation and may differ from one artist to another, and even within the practice of an individual artist. Read more about the history and use of mediums.

PM1 – Oil Paint Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

PM1 is a basic paint medium, designed to increase the flow of your oil paints.  This paint medium will also increase the gloss and transparency of your colours which will add to the depth and beauty of your pigment colour.  The inclusion of Linseed stand oil in the recipe of this oil based medium prevents the “yellowing” of your paint film.

This medium is a linseed stand oil, turpentine, formulation that prevents yellowing of paint film.

Recommendation: Add 10-20% to your oil colour as you require

PM2 – Dammar Glaze Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

PM2 is a very traditional glaze medium which includes a small portion of siccative to aid drying.  It is designed to create gloss and depth within your oil paint layers.  Made by dissolving dammar crystals into the finest Portuguese maritime turpentine which is then combined with stand oil.

Dammar Glaze Medium is known for its speedy drying time of oil colours; use with slower-drying colours.

Dammar resin, linseed stand oil, Double rectified turpentine and Cobalt Siccative 2%

This is a light-sensitive product so store in a cool dark place

Recommendation: Add 10-20% to neat oil colour as required

PM3- Resin Oil Wax Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

Our Resin Oil Wax Medium is a soft painting paste, derived from pure bleached beeswax then mixed with dammar resin and linseed stand oil. This popular medium creates a satin sheen and gentle impasto in paint layers. Settling of the medium may occur so allow the jar to stand in hot water and stir contents until dissolved.

This is a light sensitive product – store in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight.

Bleached Beeswax, Dammar Resin, Linseed stand oil and double rectified turpentine

Recommendation:  Add 5-10% to your near oil colours as required

PM4 – Beeswax Paste 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

Beeswax Paste is a high oil content paste based on linseed stand oil and pure bleached beeswax. This paste increases the body of oil colour with a satin-matt finish which is especially useful with opaque colours.

This is a light sensitive product so store in a cool dark place

Bleached beeswax, linseed stand oil and double rectified turpentine

Recommendation: Add 5-10% to neat oil colour as required

PM5 – Oleo Resin Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

Oleo Resin Medium is a historic glaze medium based on light coloured Canada balsam fused with dammar resin and linseed stand oil. This versatile medium provides high gloss levels while imparting depth to paint films.

This is a light sensitive product so store in a cool dark place

Canada Balsam, one of the ingredients in this oil painting medium, a turpentine made from the resin of the Balsam fir tree used in oil painting to achieve a glow and encourage fusion.  

Dammar resin, Canada Balsam, Linseed stand oil and Double rectified turpentine

Recommendation: Add 5-10% to neat oil colour as required

PM6 – Balsam Resin Glaze Medium 100 ml, 250 ml, 1 litre

Another historic paint medium, based on Austrian larch turpentine (also called Venice Turpentine) combined with dammar resin and linseed stand oil.  Larch or Venice turpentine adds a wonderful gloss, almost enamel-like, to oil paints.  This Balsam resin glaze medium can be added to your oil colours to enhance the depth, gloss and lustre of your paints. It smells wonderful!

Dammar Resin, Austrian Larch Turpentine, Linseed Stand oil, Double rectified turpentine

Recommendation: Add 5-10% to your neat oil colour as required

PM7 – Oleo Impasto Medium 225ml, 250ml, 1000ml

My new Oleo Impasto Medium is a gel made from fumed silica and linseed oil which imparts great luminosity, particularly with transparent colours.

It has an average drying speed and increases the transparency of oil colours. Pigment can be added and ground to make your own oil paints. It has a pleasant linseed oil smell

You can add it with a brush or knife, in varying amounts, to achieve extra body.

Over the years, many artists have asked for ways to extend the paint. This is, of course, something that I frown upon because there are many products on the market which make the paint more vulnerable by adding extenders. But seeing that artists want a good product to address their needs I decided to formulate something to my liking.

If you mix it with Quinacridone Gold…WOW…. need I say more?

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