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Oleo Gel‚ is a thixotropic painting medium (oleogel) made with linseed oil and pyrogenic silica. It is a clear pale amber gel that adds transparency, great luminosity and thixotropic body to oil, resin-oil or alkyd paint. Add directly to your paint to give it transparency without thinning its consistency. Add pigments or extenders to thicken it for creating impasto effects that do not sink in.


Great for glazing‚ 

Oleo Gel does not contain driers, so it is safe to use in oil painting without worry of cracking. When mixed with colors, the gel does not slow the drying time.

Oleo gel may also be used as a couch or oil-out to paint into by spreading very thinly by brush-pressure. This is very useful when working on top of an existing painting where the underlying layers are already dry. By spreading a very thin layer of Oleo gel onto the existing painting, one can then paint into that layer (couch/oil out) and have the benefit of easier blending/mixing of new paint.

Here is a lovely video on using Oleo Gel:

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