SOMA Organic • Sun Thickened Linseed Oil • 4oz.
Medium viscosity organic linseed oil, hand-refined and exposed to Colorado sunshine.
Our organic, hand-refined version of a classic painting medium used for centuries in traditional painting methods. Perfect as a basis for glazing mediums, this thickened, pre-polymerized oil imparts gloss, high film strength and rapid-drying properties, reducing the need for added resins in 3-part mediums.
Sun thickened linseed oil can be added directly to oil paints in small quantities, or used in combination with a solvent to create a spectrum of lean to fat mixtures for extended, layered techniques. Sun Thickened Linseed Oil can also be used alone or in 3 part mixtures as the oil component in egg tempera emulsions, bringing its inherent binding strength into delicate, translucent alternating layers of oil & water-phase tempera.
Fast Drying for Painting & Glazing
Adds Gloss & Luminosity
Cold-pressed & Hand-refined
Sun Thickened Oils can be used in a variety of ways:
- directly as an addition to oil paint
- as a basis for glazing mediums
- in mixed-technique emulsion formulas
- to "oil out" dried lower layers and paint into the wet oil
- as an isolation layer between coats, or as a pre-varnish
Thickened for many months, this luminous, medium-light oil dries rapidly when added directly to oil paint or when used in glazes. A dense golden syrup that still exhibits a lot of fluidity under the brush. Greatly reduces the need for resins in glazes. Facilitates seamless transitions and luminous veils in semi-transparent painting, while deepening and enhancing colors.