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This is a very fluid, general-purpose alkyd resin medium that can be used to increase the flow and transparency of Chroma Archival Oils, as well as for glazing and other thin applications. Its fast-drying properties allow a variety of techniques beyond what is normally possible with traditional mediums.
Odorless Lean Medium generates very little vapor, resulting in healthier and more pleasant painting sessions.
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from Raleigh, NC
Comments about Chroma Archival Oils Lean Medium:
I have enjoyed using this product for several years….it was originally recommended to me by Perry Austen (Alabama artist) and later by Colley Whisson (Australian artist)….under Colley's direction I now actually use it to groom and cleanse the brush between colors….it not only makes the painting workable, but it actually strengthens the paint film….it also speeds up drying time similar to Liquin without the smell….I love it
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from placerville, ca
Leaves paint pliable, juicy with clear color.
Fast drying, but the smell is pretty bad
from phoenix, az
It's liquid and brown and it makes the paint dry faster, but it really does smell pretty bad. Not really for use indoors if you don't have good ventilation. I live in Arizona and so can't open doors or windows in summer, so I wasn't able to tolerate it for very long. I won't be buying it again, but if you have good ventilation, go for it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I buy this product continually. Never disapoints!
I use this medium to wash in an under color over the primed canvass. The consistency is perfect for this. It dries quickly & you can start painting.
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THIS is the HOLY GRAIL of fast-drying mediums!
from Media, PA
Having tried Liquin, Galkyd, and Galkyd Light, I found the thick consistency and tackiness difficult to work with. I saw Australian painter Colley Whisson use this medium with his technique of thin layers of oils. I have used it with traditional oils and with Cobra water-mixable oils and it is excellent. It is very thin although it looks dark in color, it does not affect the color of paint. It has a reasonable set-up time--maybe 1 to 1-1/2 hours before it tacks up--longer it seems than the above mentioned products. I am about to order MORE in larger bottles!
best quick-dry medium out there
By West coast painter
I've used a lot of mediums over the years & was never satisfied with any of them. This is very similar to Liquin but is much more fluid like OMS. The alkyd smell is not overpowering & it keeps colors from dulling. I started using it after a Colley Whisson workshop & I reccommend it to anyone who pleinair paints with oils.
CHROMA ARCHIVAL OILS LEAN MEDIUM
from ALISO VIEJO, CA
Good product would buy again
from Townsend Ga
Product works well for me comparing it with others i have tried
I will definitely use this with all of my paintings.
from Tolono, IL
It is a very thin liquid, but I dipped it out with a spoon and put it on my paint. It instantly made the paint easier to use, and did dry much quicker. I was truly amazed!
The perfect oil painting medium!
By I Paint Outside
from Atlanta GA
Great as an Plein Air oil medium has no odor and dries quickly for those who need to lay in darks first and then paint lights over the top. Dries with a nice gloss and improves drying time. If you need to extend your drying time or the weather is hot mix in some of the fat medium they also make.
Chroma Archival Oils are a professional artist's oil that's accessible to students and amateurs. Archival Series 1 Oils offer a complete mixing palette of affordable colors that are highly pigmented, permanent, and much more satisfying to use than traditional all-one-price student-grade paints. Unique benefits of Archival Oils include: freedom of technique, fast drying time and flexibility.
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