I made the medium mix to perfection. One with the oil of cloves. One without the oil of cloves. I added it to Yellow ochre and to cobalt blue paint just to test it. Here's the thing... Both the Venetian turpentine and the oil of cloves smell the same. So when you add both together you have a very very overpowering oil of cloves smell. Its intense. This is a good recipe for somebody who doesn't mind that smell. Attached is a picture of exactly what I used.