topic: Homemade Painting Mediums & Recipes

Sun Thickened Linseed Oil

Knowing how to make and use this oil medium is probably the greatest secret a painter can learn. It is truly remarkable stuff, and yet it can be made easily by artists with minimal cost and effort. Before I tell you how to make it, I have to extol its virtues, because if you understand […]

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The Best General All Purpose Glaze

A Damar Varnish – 1 part (15%) Stand Oil – 1 part (15%) (sun-thickened oil will do even better) Pure Gum Turpentine – 5 parts (70%) B Damar Varnish – 1 part (33%) Stand Oil – 1 part (33%) (sun-thickened oil will do even better) Pure Gum Turpentine – 5 parts (33%) Cobalt Drier – […]

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Recipes for Fast-Drying Painting Mediums

A 3 egg yolks 1 part stand oil 1 part damar B 1 egg yolk 1 part stand oil N.B. Egg yolk is one of the most ancient and permanent materials Method Wash your hands before you start the process. Separate the yoke from the white by gently passing the yoke from one hand to […]

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Recipes for Slow-Drying Painting Mediums

Poppy Oil will keep pale colours from yellowing, but does not have the physical strength of linseed oil and should only be used in moderation for finishing off layers of paint. It will keep pale colours bright and clear.

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