Chroma Archival Oil Paints

Archival Oil
painting mediums are wonderful because they allow you to
manipulate and change the consistency of
your Archival Oils paint in a variety of ways. As you can see, Archival Oils
on its own has a wonderful
buttery consistency, but to alter its texture and to enhance
your painting experience, consider the lean
or the fat medium. Lean medium is an odourless
alkyd based fast drying liquid medium, used to reduce
paint viscosity. It’s used whenever
you want a flowing paint, perfect for underpainting
and thinner paint techniques. Your Archival Oils mixture
will remain workable, but it usually
tacks up within a day, so it’s great for
layering techniques. It helps increase transparency
so it’s a good medium to use for glazing. The fat medium
is an odourless, syrupy, heavy bodied
liquid medium. Like the lean medium,
it is alkyd based, so it promotes faster,
more thorough drying of oils, and tacks up in about a day. The fat medium
increases gloss and flow for smooth,
enamel like effects. Both the lean
and the fat medium can be used interchangeably, and can be mixed
with each other, and at any stage of
your Archival Oils painting, because Archival Oils were
designed to be flexible. These paints and mediums free you from the classical
fat over lean rules, and allow you to explore
a whole new range of painting techniques
and styles, without the fear of
your painting cracking. (♪♪♪) JENNIFER:
All of the Archival Oil mediums
are based on isopar, which is a healthier
alternative than using traditional mineral spear
or turpentine based solutions. As always when in the studio,
use your common sense, so make sure that your mediums
are covered when not in use, and also only pour out
just what you need for a painting session. When you use
the lean medium and the fat medium, you’ll find that you’re
going to produce absolutely beautiful paintings
with stunning results. (♪♪♪) Captioned by GigEcast

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