A heat-bodied oil made from well-refined linseed oil from North American flax seeds that is cooked in closed kettles to make a stand oil of medium acid range. The colour is better than oils obtained by conventional open-kettle cooking.
Please note - the image shows the low viscosity oil, this product is the high viscosity version.
Add to oil paint to increase brushability, gloss, flow, and level out and hold out. Start with 10% and gradually increase to 30%. As you increase the proportion of bodied oil to oil paint or oil painting medium, you will experience more tackiness and drag while brushing and increased gloss in the dried paint film.
Adding large amounts of bodied oil may increase the tendency of oil paint to wrinkle (alligator). Adding as little as 10% by volume of bodied oil to painting mediums increases the viscosity of the medium and slows the drying time.
Use turpentine, spike oil or mineral spirits as the solvent for bodied oils and for brush and studio clean up.