Wallace Seymour painting mediums and solvents are carefully prepared using the highest grade raw materials. This range combines tradition and innovation at sensible prices. They have been formulated to create a range of mediums with the best resistance to ageing. All of these products have been trialled by artists in-house and run through rigorous laboratory tests to ensure maximum quality control.
Transparent Coloured Gesso. Natural Earth pigments in a flexible acrylic binding. The translucent nature of these pigments allows them to be used for glazing over opaque coloured gesso.
For use with oil or acrylic.
£13.32 £11.30Highly pigmented, dense black acrylic gesso. Apply 1-2 coats over dried coats of Standard Acrylic Size and/or Standard Acrylic Primer, to make high key black absorbent painting ground. Flexible. Apply two coats, thinned 10-30% with cold water.
£12.75 £10.85Transparent Coloured Gesso. Natural Earth pigments, in a flexible acrylic binding. The translucent nature of these pigments allows them to be used for glazing over opaque coloured gesso. For use with oil or acrylic.
£12.72 £10.80Standard low viscosity alkyd resin paint medium. Add 10-30% to oil colours, to increase drying time, create extra gloss and depth. Gentle flow properties: can be further diluted with Shellsol T low odour mineral solvent or turpentine.
£22.80 £19.35Extra thick blend of bleached beeswax, dammar resin and linseed stand oil. Adds body to oil colours and creates a slower tack to wet paint films. Add 10-20% to oil colour and apply with brush or palette knife up to thickness of 2-3mm maximum. Thicker layers will tend to take longer to dry and increase yellowing/darkening of dried paint film. Over-addition of beeswax paste to oil colours leaves the dried paint film fragile when exposed to high temperatures (beeswax melts at ca. 60°C).
£6.00 £5.10Co-Co Bello beeswax impasto medium is a soft, matt wax paste - can be added to oil colours to create impasto layers that dry to a matt sheen. No drying agents.
£12.72 £10.80Final picture varnish with a satin-gloss finish, based on best quality Singapore Dammar Resin, dissolved into co-co bello diluent, flitered. Can also be used as a base for making own-blend oil painting mediums.
£18.00 £15.30Plant-based, natural & odourless oil painting solvent. It is an ideal replacement for traditional solvents and thinners such as turpentine, white spirit & alcohol. Unlike traditional oil painting solvents, Co-Co Bello is non-hazardous,
£12.72 £10.80Co-Co Bello Painting Medium is a general purpose oil painting medium which retains the natural sheen of oil colours, when used to dilute paint. Blend of Polymerised linseed oil and co co bello diluent, without driers.
£18.00 £15.30Artisan production of high-quality cold-pressed linseed oil from flax plants. Colour and viscosity varies according to yield. Self-levelling oil, with high acid count. Ideal for hand-making oil colours. Golden yellow colour.
£13.20 £11.20Standard distillation for use with artists oil colours. Evaporates slowly and evenly over 8-12 hour period. Tends to leave paint films even with regular glossing ( excessive dilution of oil colour with any solvent will tend towards a slight matting of the dried paint film). Keep in air tight closed tin avoid prolonged exposure to air or light (can lead to thickening/discoloration of turpentine). Use in environments with adequate ventilation.
£12.72 £10.80Blend of linseed stand oil and dammar varnish and turpentine. Add approximately 10-20% to oil colours, to create deep gloss and depth, especially to transparent colours. Thin consistency is ideal for fine detail work. Speeds drying time (typically 1-2 days for thin/flat paint films). Dilute as required with turpentine or Shellsol T low odour mineral solvent.
£12.72 £10.80Low odour mineral solvent. Evaporates after 6-8 hours. Leaves almost no odour during this open period. Use to dilute oil colours, paint mediums and varnishes. Use in environments with adequate ventilation. Evaporates 100% from oil paint films.
£25.20 £21.40Titanium white calcium carbonate priming ground. Absorbent contains more chalk than Standard Acrylic Primer. Apply 1-2 coats over dried coats of Standard Acrylic Size and/or Standard Acrylic Primer, to make high key white absorbent painting ground. Flexible. Apply two coats, thinned 10-30% with cold water.
£8.40 £7.15Titanium white calcium carbonate priming ground. Absorbent contains more chalk than Standard Acrylic Primer. Apply 1-2 coats over dried coats of Standard Acrylic Size and/or Standard Acrylic Primer, to make high key white absorbent painting ground. Flexible. Apply two coats, thinned 10-30% with cold water.
Traditional Linseed Oil based primer for canvas, boards and panels.
Prior to application, prepare support surface with sizing of rabbit skin glue to reduce absorbency and seal the canvas fabric. Free sample of rabbit glue provided with each purchase.
Apply two coats of oil primer, thinned with solvent as required.
Each coat will take 2-3 days to become touch dry.
Leave 1-2 weeks before painting on with oil paints.
Dilute/clean brushes with Low Odour Solvent/Co Co Bello Diluent/White Spirit/Turpentine.
An ideal alternative to Roberson Oil Primer.
Available in 1 litre and 2.5 litre format.
£18.00 £15.30Blown linseed oil (2-3 poise) thickened in viscosity to create very elastic, heavy bodied stand oil. Add to oil colours 10-20% to impart extra gloss and flexibility. Can be diluted with turpentine or Shellsol T to create thinner films.