|End of the Trail|
11x14 inches, oil on panel
Gamblin's Galkyd is nice, but it is too thick right out of the bottle for my liking, so I have to dilute it by about 1/3 with OMS. Another issue is that it doesn't dry as glossy as the turps/varnish/oil medium. Galkyd Lite is a good viscosity but it dries matte. They both tack up on the palette a little too fast when I use them outdoors.
I've also been experimenting with a 1:1 mix of OMS and cold-pressed linseed oil as a medium, which I dilute with more OMS in the lay-in stage, and use undiluted later on. It's very low viscosity and retains some gloss, plus has a reasonable dry time. I really like the smell of linseed oil too.