- Fat Medium ►
- Lean Medium ►
- Linseed Oil ►
- Walnut Oil ►
- Damar Varnish ►
- Spike Oil ►
- Brush Cleaner ►
Clarified Fat Medium Lavender
CCS Fat Medium For Oil Painting™ is a mixture of CCS Linseed Oil Pale Cold-Pressed™ and CCS Lavender Damar Varnish™. It will make the paint more glossy, dry faster, and is recommended for later stages of painting. The use of Lavender Oil Essence, not Turpentine or Mineral Spirits, makes it a safer natural alternative.
A "Fat" Medium refers to the "Fat Over Lean" technique, which means to apply a paint layer rich in oil (a fat) over a layer with less oil (a lean) layer on a painting. This simple principle is fundamental to controlling the paint adhesion, drying time and glossiness of oil colors. The Clarified Fat Medium, by Chelsea Classical Studios, is a handmade oil medium that decreases drying time and increases glossiness. It is crafted from a mixture of pure, extra-pale, cold pressed linseed oil and lavender damar varnish.
Clarified Lean Medium Lavender
The Clarified Lean Medium, by Chelsea Classical Studios, is a handmade oil medium that uses Lavender Spike Oil Essence, not Turpentine or Mineral Spirits, which is a safer natural alternative to ones made with turpentine, as it smells sweet, decreases drying time and thins the paint. It is crafted from a mixture of pure, extra-pale, cold pressed linseed oil and lavender spike oil essence. For Chelsea Classical Mediums, even the ingredients of their mediums are handcrafted to ensure absolutely the highest quality products.
The oil in the Clarified Lean Medium is cold-pressed, purified and de-yellowed by traditional, natural processes that strives to make the palest, cleanest pure linseed oil for artists' to use. The Oil of Spike Lavender Solvent is made from distilled lavender which is a clean, safe to breathe solvent with a strong sweet smell. A "Lean" Medium refers to the "Fat Over Lean" technique, which means to apply a paint layer rich in oil (a fat) over a layer with less oil (a lean) layer on a painting. This simple principle is fundamental to controlling the paint adhesion, drying time and glossiness of oil colors. This fine-art quality medium has a light oil content mixed with a varnish, so it will thin the paint, make it dry faster, and is recommended for the early layers of painting.
Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
The Chelsea Classical Medium, Clarified, Pale, Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil undergoes a multitude of steps and processes to achieve its professional level of purity. This linseed oil is washed and de-yellowed by traditional, natural processes that strive to make the palest, cleanest pure linseed oil for artists' use.
Washing the oil and filtering it with natural minerals, the mucilage and fat is removed which greatly improves the acidity and drying of the oil, and the unnecessary coloration caused by impurities is removed. Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil is traditionally known as the best extracted linseed oil, as opposed to pressing extractions by heat or chemicals. This professional-quality linseed oil will not darken like other linseed oils and provides brighter and richer tones and hues when used with oil colors.
Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Walnut Oil
The Chelsea Classical Medium, Clarified Pale Cold-Pressed Walnut Oil, is cleaned by hand and made with only natural ingredients. This walnut oil is washed by traditional, natural processes that strive to make the palest, cleanest, and most pure walnut oil for artists' to use.
The mucilage and fat is removed, which greatly improves the acidity and drying of the oil. It is then further cleaned by multiple processes that filter out the remaining impurities and unnecessary coloration. This professional-quality walnut oil will not darken, and provides brighter and richer tones and hues in oil colors. Walnut oil is naturally less yellow and dries slower than Linseed oil. For best results, we recommend using it for whites and light colors!
Lavender Damar Varnish
The Renaissance of Art Materials - The Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Damar Varnish Medium, is handcrafted using the finest natural ingredients, including the Chelsea Classic Studio Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence. This Lavender Damar Varnish can be used in three different ways.
The first use includes mixing it with other mediums to increase their glossiness and decrease their dry time. The second use is to dilute it with the Chelsea Classical Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence, to create a retouch varnish. The third use is to treat it as a final varnish. Unlike turpentine and mineral spirits, this Lavender Damar Varnish does not produce dangerous fumes and does not cause the chronic health problems that are often associated with turpentine and mineral spirits.
Lavender Spike Oil Essence
The Chelsea Classical Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence, is handcrafted using the finest quality lavender which is imported from Spain. This Lavender Spike Oil Essence has a distinctive, sweet lavender scent, and is a safe, historical alternative to Turpentine, but does not cause chronic health problems that are often associated with turpentine.
Lavender Spike Oil Essence is so safe to use and has such a pleasant scent, that it is often used for making soaps and in aromatherapy! With this medium, artists can mix with other oil painting mediums, resins and varnishes.
Lavender Brush Cleaner
Made from 100% natural distilled fruits and flowers, featuring lavender, Chelsea Classical Studio's Lavender Brush Cleaner is a safer natural alternative to turpentine, petroleum mineral spirits and other toxic solvents. Lavender not only is more natural than harsh chemicals such as turpentine, but it also has a nice aroma that is often used in aromatherapy and other therapeutic holistic practices. It is very effective at cleaning oil paints from brushes during or after painting.