Sumatran A1 grade Damar Resin. Very clean and bright.
Constituent in oil painting and egg tempera mediums. Add to mediums to create optical depth and transparency. Use as a traditional picture varnish for oil painting. Damar Varnish is easily removed but has a slight tendency toward yellowing and embrittling with age.
Very pale, very clean Refined Beeswax beads.
When melted and added to oil mediums will impart body and a ‘shortness’ to the brushstroke. Can also be added to oils, oil mediums and varnishes as a matting agent. Binder in true encaustic, whereby melted wax is coloured with artists’ pigments and applied to a solid support whilst molten. Beeswax may also be mixed with Carnauba Wax and Distilled Turpentine for the manufacture of timber polishes.
Rabbit Skin Glue
Refined animal glue size for sizing canvasses prior to oil priming for the prevention of canvas rot.
Painting directly onto a Rabbit Skin Glue size with oil colours is not recommended as it has the potential to create underbound paint.
Genuine Natural English Whiting / Chalk (Calcium Carbonate).
Added as a filler for water-based paints to create opacity; for the manufacture of traditional glue gesso; and as a filler for the manufacture of soft pastels.
Fine White Marble Dust
This manufactured calcium carbonate is extra fine, dense, inert and very white.
Added as a filler for water-based paints to create opacity. It may also be used as a extender for oil colours due to its lower oil absorbtion index than Gilders’ Whiting.