Venetian Medium is an oil-painting medium based on the research that sixteenth century Venetian painters added powdered glass to their paint. Venetian Medium contains leaded crystal glass powder, the palest bodied linseed oil, sun-thickened walnut oil with small amounts of wax, turpentine and lead drier. Spread thinly onto the surface and paint directly into it as a couch or add directly to paint nut. Smooths the edges of brush or knife strokes. Venetian Medium is fast setting and dries to a satin finish.
Spread thinly onto the surface and paint directly into it or mix directly into paint on the palette to give colours a flowing consistency that holds brush strokes yet dries to a satin finish. Use to “oil out” or as a painting couch by rubbing a thin layer onto completely dried paint. Gives paint a longer, flowing consistency.
Wonderful medium, perfect for applying thin layers without making paint chalky. Also speeds up drying time, which I find a bonus. Product price, shipping and customer service all amazing.
This is my go to medium, it gives my paint that long flowing length that I need and it dries to a satin finish, it keeps my darks dark and as I use the figure in my work I love the idea that the powdered glass adds something to the nature of that transparent, reflective quality in skin.
I often run out of my medium and panic then I email James and it magically arrives the next day, I think via broomstick.
Really terrific paint. The semi-transparent nature of this paint means you can subtly adjust tone.
Terrific prompt delivery, top service.
very smooth, soft, delicate medium - absolutely happy with it.