Linseed: Artists’ Oils

By Remi Mathis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25224196

Any artists out there?

Linseed’s (flax) Latin name is Linum usitatissimum which means “the most useful” linseed (there are other species) because of all the things it is used for.

The Oil Paint of the Old Masters

One of linseed’s many uses in addition to food and medicine is oil painting. The wonderful vibrant colours of the Old Masters were created with cold pressed linseed oil, processed in small batches to enhance its clarity.

Recipe for Linseed Oil for Oil Painting

Tad Spurgeon’s site gives the the science behind the process and recipe for making cold-pressed linseed oil suitable for painting with. However processed like this it is not suitable for consumption! https://www.tadspurgeon.com/content.php?page=just+oil

Linseed Oil from Flax Farm is Ideal

Any of Flax Farm’s cold pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil, apart from the high lignan, is ideal. Containers from 250ml to 25l available. We also supply trade in IBCs.

https://www.flaxfarm.co.uk/product-category/linseed-flax-oil/

By Remi Mathis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25224196
By Remi Mathis – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25224196