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Video: Winsor & Newton Galeria Mediums
Winsor & Newton Galeria is a collection of mediums designed to enhance the creations of artists working with acrylic paint, such as Winsor & Newton’s Galeria Acrylic Colour range. Extending the artist’s working time, by slowing the drying rate of the paint, Galeria Fluid Retarder allows smoother blending of acrylic colour.
What is a Medium?
Any liquid which changes the consistency of the paint it is mixed with may be classed as a medium. Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Mediums are designed specifically for use with acrylic paints, and range from thin glaze to thick impasto mediums, with a variety of choices in between.
Why use a Medium?
By changing the properties of paint, a medium extends the possibilities of how an artist works with the colour, and affords a plethora of exciting techniques and effects. Winsor & Newton Mediums Finder provides an easy, interactive method of choosing the correct medium, for the artist to achieve the desired effect.
Why choose Winsor & Newton Galeria Fluid Retarder?
Only a few drops of Galeria Fluid Retarder needs to be added to acrylic colour, medium or gel to extend working time by up to 50%, and increase flexibility.
How do I use Winsor & Newton Galeria Fluid Retarder?
Fluid Retarder does not contain sufficient acrylic resin to act as a binder, and should only be used in the amount needed to achieve the desired effect. Adding more than 25% Fluid Retarder to colour will prevent the paint from drying.
Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylic Mediums?
Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms, including the different types of medium.
Who are Winsor & Newton?
In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist water colours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including: oil, water colour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios.