Winsor & Newton - Artisan Thinner - 75 ml -Although water is suitable as a diluent for the colour, its speedy evaporation can make the colour thicken upon the palette much quicker than conventional oil colour would when used with turpentine.
To help with this issue we have developed a Thinner to dilute Artisan colours. This can be used instead of water or combined with it. It also provides a more oily consistency which is preferred by some painters and as it is not forming an emulsion with the colour there is less colour change than there would be when using water.
Thinner may be combined with Artisan oils to make your own mediums.
Important: Beware of over thinning. Water and Thinner thin the colour by diluting the modified linseed oil. If too much is used, there will be insufficient oil remaining to bind the pigment. The paint surface will be susceptible to damage and appear dull and matt. For fluid, transparent colour with an even sheen, dilute with Artisan Painting Medium, Artisan Fast Drying Medium, Artisan Linseed Oil, Artisan Safflower Oil or Artisan Stand Oil as well as water or Thinner. Artisan can however, be thinned right down with water or Thinner for staining a canvas in the early stages of a painting.