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Old 07-23-2018, 10:09 PM
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sun-thickened on may Glaze with. . .

Iíve studied for numerous yrs with a few distinguished artists who ad-
vised the usage of stand oil in oneís medium. Thatís worked out quite
nicely, as standís a wonderful oil to work with, and I love to add glazes
into my work, which stand works beautifully with, as it so full-bodied.
Lately, though, sun-thickenedís intrigued me, and Iíve gone so far as
to procure Rublevís, whom Iím sure produces a fine product.
An issue with theirs, though: it nowhere near as viscous as stand,
and if I canít glaze with it, that makes it unusable to me, itís virtues
notwithstandiní.
With stand, I simply create a ďglaze-mediumĒ by mixiní up my regu-
lar medium with half the solvent. With the sun-thickened, though,
essentially itís already too loose. . .
What can I do here?!!!
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:03 PM
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Re: sun-thickened on may Glaze with. . .

You should just keep using stand oil. It would require a laboratory, and knowledge of chemistry to create artist materials at home, stand oil is made by heating linseed oil for several days at a high temperature using a superheater in the absence of oxygen, or in the presence of an inert gas in order to modify its structure.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:14 AM
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sun-thickened one may Glaze with. . .

I certainly appreciate your Humbaba, and what stated
has, of course, occurred to Yours Truly. Iíve seen in a
few other places commentary which could contradict
that.
For example, Iíve heard one place point out thereís a
broad range of thicknesses brand-to-brand in sun-thick-
ened. He moreover suggested I might attempt making
my own, which he stated ďpretty easyĒ. . . Though, of
course, the WC Forum a more convenient place to seek
out knowledge might be out there beforehand. . .
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:10 AM
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Re: sun-thickened on may Glaze with. . .

Nobody is stopping you from making your own Sun thickened linseed oil, but as I stated before, unless you have the equipment and the knowledge (which can be obtained by reading the correct sources) you could just get disappointed by the results.

Stand Oil is a flexible, tough, glossy medium created in specially made kettles using industrial lab equipment. I have no doubt that with patience you could make your own sun sickened, but keep in mind that this oil yellows, stand oil does not yellow.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:57 PM
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sun-thickened And stand?!!. . .

Query Re: the usage of sun-dried and stand oil concurrently:
As sun-dried does appear to have a few benefits I might not
mind accessiní, yet the difficulties which appear inherent in
the manufacture of sufficiently viscous sun-thickened for
glaziní-purposes frankly appear prohibitive, couldnít one
simply employ Ďem both concurrently?!!
I believe sun-dried dries faster ín stand, so couldnít I
simply glaze atop that with my typical stand/OMS-glaze
medium? That way I could preserve the beauty I feel stand
oil allows, and possibly utilize some of sun-thickenedís
virtues.
Whaí the issue?!!
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:09 AM
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Re: sun-thickened on may Glaze with. . .

Combining two different oils into one blend requires cooking, in a sand bath (controlled heating), or they will simply separate after you mix them. However, you could just go ahead and experiment.

Good luck
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