According to Mark Balma, Leonard Da Vinci was an innovator in the realm of painting, as well as his many other inventions. In the previous tradition before Leonardo, painters would start out with a toned ground or imprimatura to set the canvas tone somewhere between bright white and very dark. …
BIOBASED ARTIST THINNER
Great for the initial canvas sketch, to clean paint from the palette and other painting accessories, or used in a cup to rinse brushes. It contains no naptha, turpentine, OMS or mineral spirits. Fully compatible with linseed, walnut, safflower, and spike lavender oils. A small amount improves paint flow and dispersion, leaving a solid paint film. Read more HERE!
- Biodegradable – plant-based.
- Ships IATA as non-hazardous.
- Medium evaporation rate, very low odor.
- Non-flammable – flash point >217 F.
WALNUT PAINTING GEL
Water Washed Gel is unique among the various mediums available to the oil painter. It is made from water-washed walnut oil and a form of liquified silica that is extremely clear. The cold pressed walnut oil we use yellows far less than linseed oil, and yet it dries with a very strong film. Read about it HERE.
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CANADA BALSAM – 100% PURE
True Balsam, “unequaled in clarity”!
Canada Balsam is used in oil painting, and even as a cement for optical lenses. It enhances colors and permanence, and since it does not crystallize with age its optical properties do not deteriorate. Our Canada Balsam is pure, direct from the fir tree. Read more HERE!