Oleoresgel is a thixotropic gel painting medium made with bodied linseed oil, alkyd resin and pyrogenic silica. Oleoresgel is a clear pale amber gel that adds transparency and thixotropic body to oil, resin-oil or alkyd paint. Add directly to your paint to give it transparency without thinning its consistency. Add pigments or extenders to thicken it for creating impasto effects that do not sink in.
Oleoresgel does not contain driers, so it is safe to use in oil painting without worry of cracking. When mixed with colors, Oleoresgel does not slow the drying time. Oleoresgel adds transparency to whites without losing the body of the paint
Oleoresgel in the center, Lead White on the left and a mixture of Oleoresgel and Lead White on the right. The Lead White is stiff, plastic and short, but when mixed with Oleoresgel the mixture is semi-transparent, soft, yet sculptural. Oleoresgel increases transparency without flowout and leveling
Rublev Colours French Raw Sienna at left and a mixture of Oleoresgel and Raw Sienna on the right. Below each is a brush out of the above examples. Rublev Colours French Raw Sienna is long, yet holds strokes well. When Oleoresgel is added to Raw Sienna it increases transparency without causing the flowout and leveling of brushstrokes. Directions
Mix directly into your paint right on the palette.
To make your own paint with Oleoresgel, add directly to pigment powder until a stiff paste is obtained (almost the consistency of putty). Grind the paste with a muller on a flat surface before storing in collapsible tube. Some of its thixotropic property will be temporarily lost when grinding Oleoresgel with a muller, but should be restored when allowed to stand.