Used as the next fattest medium in the fat over lean sequence of painting. Art Spectrum Artist's Oil Painting Medium No. 2 contains more Stand oil and is slower drying than Artist's Oil Painting Medium No. 1. It should be mixed with the oil paint as painting layers develop. May be used to fatten Medium No 1 by adding gradually at 10 per cent increments.
- Oil mediums should be used sparingly and bought according to need to maintain freshness and effectiveness.
Art Spectrum Artist's Oil Painting Medium No. 2
When one layer of oil paint contains an equal amount of oil as the next layer, the top layer will dry while the bottom layer will be deprived of oxygen and remain wet. This will cause wrinkling and eventually cracking. To prevent this problem, use Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 1 first and then Artists’ Oil Painting Medium No. 2 for subsequent layers. This will give an even tension throughout the painting. This method is known as ‘lean to fat’.