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Old 09-12-2017, 01:39 PM
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Walnut Oil -- Linseed Oil

I use a Linseed based Oil Paint and have begun using Walnut Oil as my Medium. I haven't noticed any problems but am wondering if mixing Linseed with Walnut is something I should avoid.

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Re: Walnut Oil -- Linseed Oil

Just curious whether you mean mixing the two oils together in a medium or painting with walnut oil as a medium on top of passages that were done with linseed oil?

Also are you using straight walnut oil as your medium, or is it mixed with something else?

My initial reaction is that you should be fine since Walnut Oil is fatter (slower drying) than Linseed, but it might not be a good idea. I have read that it is better to use the same medium through the entire painting. That being said, I have used paint with walnut alkyd medium over linseed oil only layers with zero problems.

I am assuming that you know that straight walnut oil mixed with the slower drying colors can take many weeks to just skim over, let alone actually dry. You may want to add a bit of walnut alkyd to the pure walnut oil, or even a bit of linseed oil to speed up the drying.

You might want to post this in the oils / technical area also to get a larger viewing audience.

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Re: Walnut Oil -- Linseed Oil

I mix Walnut Oil and Linseed Oil routinely. I use paints that are ground in Walnut Oil, and also some that have a Linseed Oil binder, mixing them together.

In addition to that, I make a glazing medium that includes both Linseed Oil, AND Walnut Oil, choosing each for their specific characteristics.

Mixing Linseed Oil, and Walnut Oil together is perfectly appropriate, and they are both compatible with each other. And much more compatible than some ingredients that are often recommended to be mixed together.
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Re: Walnut Oil -- Linseed Oil

Thanks Contumacious and Mr Martin.

I had been following Carole Marine's Medium recipe:
1 part Stand Oil
1 part Gamsol
2 parts Refined Linseed Oil
but recently I saw a Richard Robinson video where he used straight Walnut Oil .... but he was using Walnut Oil based paint.
I like the idea of "no mixing" but wanted to make sure that I could use a Walnut Oil medium with my Linseed Oil based paint.
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