For most artists, painting with buttery oils requires a medium to make the paint more fluid for painting, mixing, blending and especially glazing.

DANIEL SMITH Oil mediums increase transparency and gloss, and depending on type, can decrease drying time.

DANIEL SMITH Transparent Blender maintains the buttery consistency of tube oils, adds transparency and extends the paint .

All DANIEL SMITH Oil Mediums tend to allow artists to extend their oil paints and use less paint, this is especially true with DANIEL SMITH Original Oils which are packed with pigment, so using oil mediums add value too!


Refined Linseed Oil – Its ability to add gloss and transparency, as well as yield a tough, durable paint film has made linseed oil the most popular binder in oil paint for nearly five centuries. It may cause some yellowing with age. Available in 4oz, 8oz, 16oz sizes.

Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil – The purest grade of natural oil, cold pressed linseed oil is paler in color and less yellowing than hot pressed or solvent extracted oils and also makes a stronger film. Available in 4oz, 8oz, 16oz sizes.

Stand Oil – Stand oil, thicker than Linseed oil, causes oil colors to slowly self level as they dry, leaving minimal brush strokes. Stand oil is an unsuitable vehicle for making oil paint, but it makes an excellent painting and glazing medium when thinned with turpentine and damar varnish. It yields a tough paint film without the yellowing tendencies of refined linseed oil. Available in 8oz.

Transparent Blender – This colorless, non-pigmented blender has the texture of our DANIEL SMITH Original Oil Colors, mixes easily with oils, holds a similar brushstroke and dries at the same rate for versatile blending. Since the DANIEL SMITH paints are so heavily pigmented, you can use this medium to extend your paints and make them more transparent while maintaining the quality of your brush strokes. Available in a 37ml tube.

DANIEL SMITH Cold Pressed and Refined Linseed Oils with Quinacridone Red Original Oil.