Oil Painting Mediums
True to historic working properties. Safer. More Permanent.
Gamblin's mission is to lead oil painting into the future. This means crafting materials as they ought to be, not just as they have been. Gablin's contemporary mediums are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent.
Painting mediums offer a great deal more than simply extending oil colours. Mediums modify the working properties of oil colour from the tube – from a fluid consistency for expressive mark making to a stiff paste for creating thick, crisp marks. Painting mediums also broaden the visual qualities of our colours – from increasing the transparency of paint layers, to creating a range of surface qualities, from high gloss to matte.
When a painting is completed, all of the thought, effort and emotion that went into it are reflected in the artist’s marks. Choosing the appropriate painting medium can be an essential part of making oil painting your own. With a painting medium that fits your needs, you can get into the flow of painting faster and stay there longer.
Gamblin’s family of Galkyd painting mediums and Cold Wax Medium are formulated with Gamsol. We recommend only Gamsol for thinning these materials.
Oil painting mediums should not be used as a varnish or final coat.
Try the Gamblin Interactive Painting Mediums Guide for suggestions on how to create a painting medium that suits your specific needs.