Holbein Painting Oils were created to play a complementary role in oil painting by enhancing specific qualities of oil paints. Characterized by Holbein as “dissolving oils,” these painting oils can be used with any professional oil colors.
Sun-Thickened Linseed Oil — Still made by the orthodox method of exposure to the sun for prolonged periods, this oil is very heavy and thick, with a viscosity that improves drying, leveling and protective characteristics. Used with oil mediums, varnishes and glazes, it may be diluted with turpentine or petroleum oils.
Spike Lavender Oil — Distilled from a variety of the lavender plant family, this fragrant oil is a thinning agent with properties similar to turpentine but has a greater tendency to oxidize or gum and does not evaporate as readily.
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