Epoxide Oil Gel is a thixotropic painting medium made with dicyclopentadiene copolymer linseed oil and pyrogenic silica. Epoxide Oil Gel is a translucent yellow gel that adds transparency and thixotropic body to oil, resin-oil or alkyd paint. Add directly to your paint to give it transparency without thinning its consistency. Add pigments or extenders to thicken it for creating impasto effects that do not sink in.
Does not contain driers or solvents, so it is safe to use in oil painting without worry of cracking. When mixed with oil colours, it will decrease the drying time. Epoxide Oil Gel is tacky, so we do not recommend adding more than 20 to 30% to your paint.
Epoxide Oil Gel adds transparency to whites without losing the body of the paint
Epoxide Oil Gel in the center, Lead White on the left and a mixture of Epoxide Oil Gel and Lead White on the right. Lead White is stiff, plastic and short, but when mixed with Epoxide Oil Gel the mixture is semi-transparent, soft, yet sculptural.
French Raw Sienna at left and a mixture of Epoxide Oil Gel and Raw Sienna on the right. Below each is a brush out of the above examples. French Raw Sienna is long, yet holds strokes well. When Epoxide Oil Gel is added to Raw Sienna it increases transparency without causing the flow out and leveling of brushstrokes.
I found Epoxide Oil Gel a little difficult to get used to, primarily because it's pretty thick in make up. Mixed with a little Walnut or Linseed Oil helps, but just mixed into the paint I found it obstructs the vehicle/paint flow, therefore I wouldn't use it in the early or mid stages of a painting. I paint in layers and I found it ideal for the final pass when painting in small areas, and painting in detail.