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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 Colourrange. The heaviest gel available in the range, Galeria Heavy Structure Gel has very high peak retention, and is ideal for creating strong, impasto surface texture.
Video: Winsor & Newton Masterclass - Heavy Structure Gel
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 Heavy Structure Gel?
All Winsor & Newton Galeria Mediums are fully intermixable, and can be layered or mixed on the palette, allowing the artist to fully explore both the textural and visual properties of Acrylic Colour. Smooth and flexible, Galeria Heavy Structure Gel can be mixed with acrylic colour to increase transparency and structure, without the addition of texture particles. Heavy layers are easily and quickly built, and are prevented from appearing artificially plastic by the satin finish of the medium.
How do I use Winsor & Newton Galeria Heavy Structure Gel?
Mixed with acrylic colour, Galeria Heavy Structure Gel can be applied with a brush or a knife. The following videos show some techniques for working with Heavy Structure Gel, and the effects that can be created:
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.
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