I came across this article Mediums for Oil Painters by Kenneth Freed. It gives a run down on the different components of oil painting mediums: To painters, discussing mediums can be like a political debate. There are pro-Maroger, anti-Maroger, pro-natural resins and anti-natural resins, as well as pro-alkyd and anti-alkyd […]
I found an Oil Painting without Solvents PDF at the Art Spectrum website. It is rather general but does have some useful information. In particular I found the bit about Spectrum Clear Oil Paint interesting: Spectrum Clear Oil Paint is a product well worth exploring. It is formulated as an […]
Here is a vast and informative list of different oil medium recipes and experiments as to how they perform. The author has also tested the different mediums and drying oils for their yellowing tendency. I’m looking forward to experimenting with some of the mediums that don’t use turpentine.
I have been using M. Graham’s Walnut Alkyd Medium for a number of years in my solvent free painting workflow as a replacement for solvent based oil mediums. I have found that even ‘odourless’ solvents make my throat hurt after only a couple of hours of use. I now stay […]