Chelsea Classical Lean Medium

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This archival-quality medium thins oil paints and decreases drying time. The oil in CCS Lean Medium is cold-pressed, purified, and de-yellowed by traditional, natural processes. Lavender gives the medium a strong, sweet smell. Recommended for use in the early layers of your painting while painting fat-over-lean.  This high-quality, oil painting medium is meticulously handcrafted using formulas based on historic recipes and techniques. No harsh chemicals are used in its production, so it's safer for artists than other oil painting mediums. It comes in glass bottles.

This product contains Lavender Spike Oil Essence, which is a historically documented solvent used since the Renaissance. It is non-carcinogenic and has a strong herbaceous scent. Use in a well-ventilated area, and it may not be suitable for people who are sensitive to strong scents. 

Q: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PAINT FAT OVER LEAN? 

A: Fat-over-lean is a fundamental technique that every painter should be aware of if they wish to prevent cracking, delaminating, imperfect drying, and uneven gloss in their painting.

Q:HOW DO YOU PAINT FAT OVER LEAN? A: Fat over lean means to paint so that each successive layer of paint is fat and contains more oil than the lean layer preceding it. To paint fat over lean, begin by using our lean medium and simply add more fat medium each successive day of painting. Or, if you would like complete control over your painting medium, add your own ratio of oil and/or damar varnish accordingly.

Q: IF A PAINT LAYER IS THICKER THAN THE LAYER OF PAINT BELOW IT, BUT IT DOES NOT CONTAIN VERY MUCH OIL, DOES THAT STILL FOLLOW THE FAT OVER LEAN PRINCIPLE? A: Don't be mistaken, a fat layer of paint has nothing to do with the thickness of the paint. Fat over lean refers to the amount of oil in the most recent layer of paint relative to the dried layer below it.

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Chelsea Classical Lean Medium