Winsor & Newton Artisan Thinner
Although water is suitable as a diluent for water mixable oil colour, its speedy evaporation can make the colour thicken upon the palette much quicker than conventional oil colour would when used with turpentine. To help with this issue Winsor & Newton have developed a Thinner to dilute Artisan colours. This can be used instead of water or combined with it. It also provides a more oily consistency which is preferred by some painters and as it is not forming an emulsion with the colour there is less colour change than there would be when using water. The thinner may be combined with Artisan oils to make your own mediums. Please note: W&N Artisan mediums are designed specially for use with Water Mixable Oil Paints only.