Has anyone had experience making oil painting mediums with Oleogel?
I love the slippery nature of Oleogel as a medium but it doesn't facilitate drying like a lot of mediums. I was using Balsam Essential Oil Medium and love the finish it dries to and how the Spike content will "open up" the underlying layer but I've had too many dust magnate problems with it (I think due to the tacky nature of Balsam). I've tried a basic Oleogel and Epoxide 1-to-1 combo but it's got it's own issue- dries to a film so tough that if you don't paint on it the next day it won't accept new layers. Oiling out will let me paint on it but that layer will wipe right off even days later.
I'm looking to make a medium with the slip of Oleogel, the drying quality of a bodied oil yet still maintain the ability for layers to fuse even if outside forces conspire to keep me from a pinging for a few days. I'm a figure painter and paint in thin layers. Also, Spike is the only solvent my breathing can tolerate (preexisting lung condition). Any ideas?