Rublev - Artist oil Mediums
Oleogel adds transparency to oil without thinning out its consistency. It is ideal for glazing and oiling out* dry layers. The medium lays down bubble-free making a smooth blending surface. Pigments or extenders can be added to thicken it for creating impasto effects that do not sink in.
Oleogel does not contain driers, so it is safe to use in oil painting without worry of cracking. When mixed with colors, Oleogel does not slow the drying time.
Oleogel adds transparency to whites without losing the body of the paint. Oleogel is shown in the center with Lead White on the left and a mixture of Oleogel and Lead White on the right. The Lead White is stiff, plastic and short, but when mixed with Oleogel the mixture is semi-transparent, soft, yet sculptural.
Venetian Medium is an oil-painting medium based on the research that 16th century Venetian painters added powdered glass to their paint. Venetian Medium contains leaded crystal glass powder, linseed oil, walnut oil with small amounts of wax, odorless mineral spirits and lead drier. Use it for oiling out* or add it to paint for glazing and blending. The medium smoothes the edges of brush or knife strokes and has a flowing consistency. It is fast setting and dries to a satin finish.
Wilson's Medium is a clear, gel-like oil medium based on the 18th century oil painting medium of thickened linseed oil, turpentine and beeswax used by the English landscape painter, Richard Wilson. Gives oil paint a buttery consistency that holds brushstrokes yet dries to satin finish.
Velázquez Medium is a medium of finely ground calcite in bodied linseed oil. Softer than normal Impasto medium, this flowing pasts allows you to build thick applications of paint. Use it to extend paint and alter its consistency for longer strokes and finer detailed impastos. It makes colors slightly transparent and will still hold brushstrokes.
Velázquez Medium does not contain stearates, solvents, driers or natural or synthetic resins, so it is safe to add to oil paint without the worry of cracking. It does slow the paint's drying time.
*Oiling out is the process of rubbing a thin layer of medium or linseed oil over a dry surface of paint. The layer can be applied with a clean, lint-free rag or scrubbed on with a large bristle brush. The oil layer re-saturates the colors and makes blending the new layer with the dry one much easier.