There is now a medium that will turn any oil paint into water-mixable oil paint!
It is a breeze to clean up using just soap and water so you don’t have toxic solvents in your studio. Water soluble oil colour paints a bit differently so you can get different effects. For drying times and varnishes treat your painting just like you would any oil painting.
Schmincke’s Medium W allows oil colours to be mixed with water instead of with turpentine and linseed oil. Brushes and painting tools that have been used with Medium W mixed oils can be cleaned with soap and water. Medium W should be mixed with oil paints in a 1 part medium to 2 parts oil ratio using a palette knife or a spatula. Water can then be added to the mixture to thin the paint and, if necessary, more Medium W.
Medium W increases the gloss and transparency of paints and harmonises drying process. This odourless, low solvent additive will reduce the mess and smell of oil painting. When mixed with oils and water the alkyd resin in Medium W will undergo a shift in colour, however oils will be restored to their original brilliance and vibrancy on drying.
Contains alkyd resin. Shake before use. Available in two sizes: 60ml, 200ml.
Click on the underlined link to go to the Schmincke Medium W on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
Postage on orders shipped standard to mainland UK addresses is free for orders of £39 or more.