SOLVENT-FREE PAINTING MEDIUMS - MORE POSSIBILITIES. LESS COMPROMISE.
Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel increases flow and transparency, has a moderately fast drying rate and increases gloss. Made from safflower oil and alkyd resin, Solvent-Free Gel is non-toxic and contains no petroleum distillates. Solvent-Free Gel should be used in moderation with oil colours – no more then 25% by volume.
Apply mixtures of Solvent-Free Gel and oil colours thinly. To paint solvent-free, we recommend Gamblin Safflower Oil for cleaning brushes while you are working. Brushes can be further cleaned using Gamsol and/or soap and water.
Gamblin Oil Painting Mediums
True to historic working properties. Safer. More Permanent.
At Gamblin, their mission is to lead oil painting into the future. This means crafting materials as they ought to be, not just as they have been. Their 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.
Oil painting mediums should not be used as a varnish or final coat.