Sennelier Oil Mediums are produced from natural resins, including dammar gum and mastic gum, or from synthetic acrylic resins, oils, and solvents. The various oil mediums in the Sennelier line allow artists to change the consistency of their oil paints, to unify elements of their paintings, and to create transparent, matte, satin, or gloss effects.
Sennelier Oil Mediums also increase the tack of the painted surface, ideal for creating additional layers while painting plein air.
Damar Gum — These natural damar resin crystals are collected from fir trees. Crystals must be soaked in pure gum turpentine to produce traditional Damar Varnish, used on finished paintings as a transparent, removable
Flow Dry Alkyd Medium — Sennelier's Flow Dry Alkyd Medium accelerates drying time and provides a creamy texture to oil paint, improving fluidity and increasing gloss. It resists yellowing. Ideally suited for glazes.
Gel 'N Dry — This is the gel version of Flow ’N Dry alkyd medium. Use it to speed drying and improve fluidity and gloss by adding 15–20% to paint. Suitable for impasto techniques, it comes in a 40 ml (1.4 oz) tube that travels well into the field for plein air painting.
Sennelier Oil Binding Medium — Sennelier Oil Binding Medium is ready to use and is compatible with all pigments traditionally used in oil paints. This thick, non-yellowing vegetable oil is specifically developed for grinding oil colors of optimum consistency.
Includes a lead-free drying agent. The resulting paste consistency is smooth and easy to work with, even for painters with little experience in color-making.
Refined Safflower Oil — Sennelier offers the finest first-pressed safflower oil, purified to lower acidity while increasing clarity. Use it to increase oil fluidity and transparency, or in medium recipes. It won't yellow or alter the pigment's natural hue as linseed oil does.
Turner Medium — Based on Damar gum, Sennelier Turner Medium can be mixed with oil colors in any proportion. Turner Medium is particularly suited for work with fresh paints. It reinforces the cohesion of brush strokes, accentuates gloss, and it is useful for transparent washes and glazing.
Sennelier Turner Medium can be thinned with mineral spirits or turpentine.
Tuner Retouching Varnish — Use this light,
Universal Medium — Sennelier's Médium Universel is a colorless, liquid gloss medium that adds body and volume to the paste, ideal for glazing and "alla prima" painting techniques. It speeds drying, imparts a gloss that does not diminish noticeably during drying, and brightens colors.
This Universal Medium is also suitable for creating thin, flickering layers of color that dry quickly. Thin with mineral spirits or turpentine. Comes in a 75 ml (2.5 oz) glass bottle.
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