Langridge Glaze Medium is a rich resin oil medium that gives oil colours increased translucency. Perfect for the creation of optical depth and soft suffusions of colour.
Constituents: Stand Oil (40 Poise), Distilled Gum Turpentine, Damar Varnish, Cobalt Drier.
Langridge Glaze Medium is added to oil colours to increase translucency for traditional glazing techniques.
The layer of transparent paint (or glaze) should sit on top of the existing painted areas not unlike a layer of coloured film, that is, altering the colour of oil colours beneath without obscuring the form.
The Damar resin content in the Langridge glaze Medium gives brilliance to these glazes and allows for extraordinary luminosity as light passes through the glaze to a traditionally white or bright base colour.
It may be easier to describe a glaze as a non-reversable (due to the oil content), non-yellowing varnish with clarity and luminosity as opposed to an oil medium with a resin addition.
Very refined modelling is achieved using glazes on top of broad underpainting which has been employed to mark out the basic form in light and shadow.
For artists who wish to apply clean, bright glazes, it is recommended choosing transparent pigment based colours.