A thick, partially oxidized form of linseed oil that dries faster than regular linseed oil. Sun-thickened linseed oil is prepared by allowing the oil to stand for a few days exposed to sunlight and air. It absorbs oxygen and becomes viscous. Sun-thickened linseed oil was used as a paint media since the 12th century.
Synonyms and Related Terms
aceite espesado al sol (Esp.); sun thickened oil; bodied linseed oil
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000 Comment: sun-thickened oil