Venetian Medium is an oil-painting medium based on the research that sixteenth century Venetian painters added powdered glass to their paint. Venetian Medium contains leaded crystal glass powder, the palest bodied linseed oil with small amounts of wax, turpentine and lead. Spread thinly onto the surface and paint directly into it as a couch or add directly to paint nut. Smooths the edges of brush or knife strokes. Venetian Medium is fast setting and dries to a satin finish.
Spread thinly onto the surface and paint directly into it or mix directly into paint on the palette to give colors a flowing consistency that holds brush strokes yet dries to a satin finish. Use to “oil out” or as a painting couch by rubbing a thin layer onto completely dried paint. Gives paint a longer, flowing consistency.
Use as a glazing medium that is fast drying and offers the glaze brilliance due to the crystal glass particles.