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Mediums, Product information -

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.

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Golden, Mediums -

Absorbent Ground is a fluid acrylic medium that dries to a porous, paper-like surface. Applied over gessoed canvas, it facilitates raw canvas-like staining and watercolor effects. Lightfast, permanent and flexible. Acrylic Ground for Pastels is an acrylic preparation for pastels on canvas and other supports. It creates toothy surface similar to papers used with pastel and chalk. For an even rougher texture Fine or Coarse Pumice Gel can be added. Acrylic Ground for Pastel can also be tinted with acrylic colors.   Silverpoint Drawing Ground is an opaque white liquid acrylic preparation for drawing media. It is designed for fine detail and line work on...

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Art Spectrum Oil Mediums, Mediums -

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....

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