Oleogel Oil Paint Medium


A genuine best seller and now available in large tubes!

Oleogel is a thixotropic painting medium made with linseed oil and pyrogenic silica. Thixotropic!? This means a substance which is relatively firm and as you work it, it becomes mores viscous and liquid like, much the same if you stamp up and down in the same place on wet sand on a beach.

Oleogel is a clear pale amber 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.

Oleogel does not contain driers, so it is safe to use in oil painting without worry of cracking. When mixed with colours, Oleogel does not slow the drying time.

Oleogel adds transparency without losing the body of the paint. In the picture on the left Oleogel is in the center, Flake White on the left and a mixture of Oleogel and Flake White on the right. The Flake White is stiff, plastic and short, but when mixed with Oleogel the mixture is semi-transparent, soft, yet sculptural.


 Mix directly into your paint right on the palette.

To make your own paint with Oleogel, add directly to pigment powder until a stiff paste is obtained (almost the consistency of putty). Grind the paste with a muller on a flat surface before storing in collapsible tube. Some of its thixotropic property will be temporarily lost when grinding Oleogel with a muller, but should be restored when allowed to stand.


Customer Reviews

Based on 62 reviews
June N
New to Oleogel

I was looking for non-solvent based mediums and mostly came across American reviews. I was delighted to come across the small, independent Supreme Paint Co. James, being a painter himself, was able to give me personal advice which was so helpful. A beautiful package arrived and, although I’ve only just started using the recommended products - so far so good. Oleogel is easy to use on the palette and gives a nice fluid consistency the more it’s worked in, with no wastage or difficult disposal. I look forward to trying it on larger areas.

Fabio Luks
Good Medium and great service!

In my search for a solvent-free painting medium, I came across Oleogel. It takes a little patience and trial and error to find the right mixing ratio, but after that it's pretty good! The delivery from Supreme Paint Company came quickly and in perfect condition.

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez
médium de calidad suprema

muy satisfecho con el producto como también con la atención recibida por James quien gestiono mi pedido con rapidez y amabilidad, aconsejo muchísimo este médium y también los servicios de Supreme paint

Ben Berry

Oleogel Oil Paint Medium

Josie White
The best

Not so easy to obtain mediums with exceptional service.

Kaveh Afzali

Oleogel is a very useful medium.Use sparingly and mix with black oil for greater fluidity and faster drying times.Once again;Many Thanks to Supreme Paint and all your staff.Your service is second to none.Thank You

Stan Godfrey
Oleogel Medium

Great service from Supreme Paint Co. The Oleogel Medium is a superb product to have at hand. It contributes significantly to the painting process.

Genevieve Langford
Amazing Oleogel

From start to finish my Oleogel Oil Paint Medium from Supreme Paint is right beside me and my favourite Rublev Oils. . I feel my portraits were lacking in something and sort of looked parched. Oleogel has sorted me out. This is a repeat order which arrived promptly and parcelled so beautifully I thought I had received a present!

Karen Charles
Fab service & product

Easy, quick & great comms. What more can you ask for in a company? Very impressed.
Also been trying to get this particular product for ages and no one sells it. Thank goodness for The Supreme Paint Co!

Sarah Jones
Love this stuff!

I used to use liquin for glazing, but a few people recommended oleogel and I decided to give it a whirl. I'm very happy I did as I am finding so many uses for it. Definitely a staple in my kit.

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