G-Gel is a gelled alkyd resin painting medium, which Robert formulated for painters who want to create transparent impasto. Thixotropic G-Gel holds marks and brush strokes. G-Gel makes impasto of approximately 1/4" thick. You can apply multiple layers. To maintain its clarity, G-Gel is not loaded with driers so it does not dry as fast as most gel mediums. Adding driers causes oil paintings to darken and become brittle over time. G-Gel contains a very small amount of silica so it is very transparent and lightweight.
Cold Wax can be used to make oil colors thicker and more matte. A soft paste formulated to knife consistency, Gamblin Cold Wax medium is made from naturally white unbleached beeswax, alkyd resin and odorless mineral spirits (OMS). Gamblin Cold Wax Medium can be thinned to brush consistency by dissolving in a small amount of OMS. The surface of paintings made with beeswax mediums will become only as hard as a beeswax candle. Adding Galkyd to cold wax painting medium/oil colors mix will increase the sheen and flexibility of the paint film. Use a small amount to make Galkyds more matte. Gamblin Cold Wax Medium contains no oil so it can be applied as a wax varnish over a dry oil painting.Please note:Painters who are using more than 1/3 cold wax medium to 2/3 oil paints should paint on rigid supports or paintings may crack when moved. By mixing 1/2 Cold Wax Medium and 1/2 G-Gel, painters can paint on flexible supports.
Galkyd is an alkyd resin painting medium that
increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their drying time.
Thin layers of oil colors are dry in 24 hours. The viscosity of Galkyd
is similar to traditional painting mediums
made from linseed stand oil. Galkyd levels brush strokes, creates a
strong flexible paint film and leaves an enamel
like glossy finish. Galkyd is ready to use. Thins with odorless mineral
spirits. Painters can add up to 50% by volume
odorless mineral spirits to change the viscosity of Galkyd for glazing.
Galkyds are excellent glazing mediums.
NEO MEGILP Oil Painting Medium is a soft, silky gel. Neo Megilp maintains the body of the paint, and produces a luminous Turner-like atmosphere, while suspending and supporting paint in a soft gel. And it is made from contemporary materials so it will not turn yellow or dark as it did in the 17th and 18th centuries. Neo Megilp can also replace Maroger Medium for artists who love the working properties but are now concerned about Maroger's poor aging qualities.
Galkyd Lite is different from Galkyd because it is
made from an alkyd resin that has a
lower viscosity. The viscosity of Galkyd Lite is very similar to that of
a traditional damar/refined
linseed oil/turpentine painting medium. Galkyd Lite is also ready to
use. Because of its lower viscosity,
Galkyd Lite will leave brush strokes in thicker layers. Glazes made with
Galkyd Lite look slightly less glossy
than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd. Like Galkyd, Galkyd
Lite is formulated to thin oil colors and
maintain strong flexible paint films. Besides painters who prefer a
lighter painting medium, landscape painters and
others who enjoy painting outdoors will appreciate the longer working
time of Galkyd Lite (approximately three hours).
Thin layers will be ready to paint over within 24 hours. Thins with
odorless mineral spirits