Our Oil Slicks are manufactured from the same high quality pigments and oils found in our oil paints, with additional waxes. These “SLICKS” come in two sizes: 1" by 5½" (80cc) and ¾" by 4" (30cc). They are fast drying and may be applied to any surface suitable for oil paints.
Effects created from Oil Slicks
A variety of effects may be created, from transparent glazes to impasto. No palette is required, therefore direct mixing of colours can be achieved on the picture surface using brush, finger or the colourless Blender Stick. This direct application makes them much faster to work with.
Advantages of using Oil Slicks
Their ease of application is just one of their most impressive features. It makes them suitable for on-the-spot sketching or studio work. One distinct advantage of “OIL SLICKS” is the ability to complete a painting without the use of solvents. This makes them ideal for use in poorly ventilated areas. Paintings may be completed without using brushes. Our Stevenson Oil Slicks are compatible with all oil mediums.
Oil Painting Mediums
Stevenson can supply you with the following artists’ mediums and solvents:
Mineral Spirits (Odorless)
This low-odor solvent can be used to thin oil paints and to clean painting tools and brushes. When using petroleum solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Alkali-Refined Linseed Oil
A pure refined oil for glazing, making varnishes, or mixing with oil paints.
Produced by heating refined linseed oil in a vacuum or inert atmosphere. This higher viscosity oil is partially polymerized but not oxidized. Stand oil can be used for glazing, be added to varnish recipes or mixed with oil paints.
Cobalt Napthenate Drier(1½ % active salts) Speeds drying time of oils. Avoid excessive use – too much drier can produce painting defects.
Available in –120 ml jar
Satin Varnish and Medium (Elvacite)
An acrylic resin dissolved in petroleum solvent. It is fast drying, non-yellowing, stable and flexible. Use as a final varnish or painting medium. Helps prevent cracking and cleavage of paint layers. When using mediums containing solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Concentrated Damar Solution
(8lb cut) Used in glazing mediums and as a final varnish. To use as a varnish thin approximately 50% with painting solvent. When using mediums containing solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Stevenson Painting Solvent
An aromatic hydrocarbon. A more active solvent than turpentine or mineral spirits. Good for dissolving artists resins such as damar and elvacite, for cleaning brushes and mixing with oils. When using petroleum solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Stevenson Alkyd Medium
Fast-drying modified oil medium for use with oil and alkyds. For thin applications such as underpainting and glazing. Durable and non-yellowing. When using mediums containing solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Stevenson Alkyd Gel Medium
Fast-drying modified oil medium in paste form for use with oil and alkyds. Used to produce impasto textures. Durable and non-yellowing. When using mediums containing solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Stevenson Oil Ground
A non-toxic, titanium, calcium carbonate, oil-based ground. Provides the oil painter with a compatible oil ground. Used to prime sized canvas and wood. When using products containing petroleum solvents be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
OIL SLICKS COLOUR CHART
Please refer to our online Colour Chart to view a representation of our "Oil Slick" colours (allowing for any variations due to the colour settings of your computer screen).
OIL SLICKS PIGMENT COMPOSITION
For full details of the pigments used in the manufacture of our Stevenson "Oil Slick" Colours see our Pigment Composition list which we have made available for viewing and download in PDF format. *
STEVENSON “OIL SLICKS”, MEDIUMS & SOLVENTS
Our Oil Slick colours are available in two sizes:
Our Oil Paint Mediums & Solvents are available in containers, wide mouth jars, and cans of various sizes, and in some cases dry crystals are sold by the pound.