Mediums


Oils, mediums, varnishes & solvents allows one to control, enhance and protect ones work.

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FIXATIVES

Providing protection for charcoal, pencil, pastel and chalk drawings.

Protect charcoal, pencil, chalk or pastel work

Aerosol for easy application

FOR ACRYLIC COLOUR

Acrylic mediums and texture gels allow painters to experiment with the versatility of acrylics; from thick impasto applications to thin water colour-style techniques. There are recommended mediums and varnishes so that artists can make the most of their paint.

Mediums:

eg. Glaze & gel

Maintain colour brilliance and extend your colour
Add transparency and depth to the paint film
Improve flow or add texture

Varnishes:

eg. Matt/gloss

To protect paintings from dirt & grease
To enhance colour depth of paintings
Achieve gloss, satin or matt finishes

Primers:

eg. Gesso

Designed to prepare surfaces for acrylics
Available in white
Can be used on surfaces other than canvas

FOR OIL COLOUR

Choosing complementary oils, solvents, mediums & varnishes for your oil painting is as unique as choosing a colour palette. Depending on your style & technique, there are a wide range of traditional oils, mediums & solvents to help you control your colour as well as varnishes to protect your work and provide a final finish

Oils:

eg: Linseed, Stand

Used to modify consistency, gloss and drying times
Range includes Linseed, Poppy & Safflower oils
Ideal for preventing over-thinning

Mediums:

eg. Liquin

Used to alter the characteristics of oil colour
To increase gloss, improve flow or add texture
Based on binders used in oil colour

Varnishes:

eg. Damar

To protect paintings from dirt & grease
To enhance colour depth of paintings
Various resins for different levels of gloss

Solvents:

eg. Turps, white spirits

Used to dilute oil colour
Can be used to clean oil painting brushes, palettes and surfaces
All solvents are specially refined for artists use

FOR WATERCOLOUR

Water Colour Mediums are used to create an even wider variety of techniques and effects for your work; from increasing drying time, improving flow and changing gloss and texture, they provide limitless opportunities.

Eg. Gum arabic, Art masking fluid

Mediums:

To control drying rate or add gloss
Improve flow or add texture
Art masking fluid to keep areas of the paper white