Linseed Oil Paint

Perfect for glazing

Glazing and exploring brushstroke techniques

We touched briefly on how linseed oil’s main claim to fame is as a vital ingredient in linseed oil paint. Because it dries so slowly, linseed oil is the perfect vehicle for natural and synthetic pigments.

No odor

No odor and the strongest binding vehicle used in oil painting

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The PTC Premium Artist’s Linseed Oil (Cat# LO) pressed from Flaxseed. This pure oil can be used for extending and fattening oil color while increasing the shine.

For brush clean up during your painting session, first wipe excess paint from brushes with a rag. Then dip your brush in a container of PTC Premium Artist’s Linseed Oil (Cat# LO). Next, wipe the linseed oil and any remaining pigment from your brush with a rag and continue painting.

Improves paint flow

Adding linseed oil to your paint in order to increase its flow or viscosity

What makes linseed oil such a natural choice is both it’s polymerization and slow drying time. Because it dries as a solid form, there are lots of oil painting techniques that you can learn that take advantage of this property.

Linseed oil is derived from the seeds of the flax plant, and is sometimes referred to as flaxseed oil. What makes linseed oil unique is that it is considered a “drying oil” in that it will solidify through a process that is known as polymerization.

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