Please be aware to keep the lid on tight when not in use to stop it hardening.
This is a great medium, it can make your paint stringy as if lots of lead paint is present. With experimentation it can lead to some really impressive and fascinating painterly effects. It feels to me like you have more control over the paint when using this. This is a 'putty' type medium similar to mediums used in the Renaissance.
"Velázquez Medium is an oil painting medium of finely ground calcite in bodied linseed oil. Use it to extend paint and alter its consistency, making oil colours 'long'* for finer detail and impastos. This flowing paste makes colours slightly transparent while allowing you to build impasto, thick applications of paint. When added to oil paint it does not alter the colour temperature. It can be thinned with solvent or oil. Depending upon the proportion added to paint, it does not affect the drying time significantly.
Velázquez Medium does not contain stearates, solvents, driers or natural or synthetic resins, so it is safe to add to oil paint without the worry of cracking or delaminating.
The soft white paste has little affect on colours, making them less opaque and slightly less saturated. Use it to build thick applications of paint."
Mix Velázquez Medium directly into your paint right on the palette.
Velázquez Medium is a great way to add calcite to your own paint. Add Velázquez Medium and linseed oil 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 properties will be temporarily lost when grinding Velázquez Medium with a muller, but should be restored when allowed to stand.
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love it, exactly what I have been looking for for years!!
A useful tool to thicken translucent paint .
I am enjoying the addition of this medium to my painting kit. It is very similar to simply using stand oil but adds more body giving a stronger identity to each mark. Very glad I was recommended to try it.
Calcite, was used by Velazquez and Chardin, two of my absolute favourite painters. This medium adds both body and transparency to the paint, without losing chroma. There is just enough white in it to tint a Ultramarine or Magenta. Calcite medium tends to dry matt. I dislike adding additional mediums to oil paint, but this one does extend the range of my palette. Formerly, I used barite, but I think calcite is subtler.
Interesting medium! Great communication, prices and very fast shipping, super impressed to be honest, highly recommend!
This was my first time using Supreme Paints and I was delighted. I bought Rublev Lead white n.2 and Velázquez medium. The products are very special and hard to find online in the UK. Thank goodness for Supreme Paints. I was a little nervous using a company I’d never heard of but I found the service extremely good...very quick delivery and personalised service. James who set the company up is incredibly responsive and helpful. Items arrive beautifully packaged and wrapped. Top quality service and products. Absolutely outstanding! Well done James and all at Supreme Paints! Thank you.
Very pleased with the product, arrived in good time and well packed - great!
I first became aware of Velazquez’ use of calcite in in his paintings in 1999 after reading the exceptional book “Velazquez the technique of genius.” by Jonathan Brown & Carmen Garrido, Yale University Press 1998 .
I experimented with making my own versions with indifferent results and chanced upon this ready-made vehicle [Rublev Velazquez Medium] a few weeks ago when again trawling the net for a source of calcite.
I bought a 237ml tin from James at The Supreme Paint Company and was so impressed with its qualities that I bought a second one.
Service from The Supreme Paint Company has been exemplary the tins arriving well packaged and in good order the next working day postage free.