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Encaustic paints have recently achieved popularity as an alternative to oil and acrylic paints. A very spontaneous and versatile medium, encaustics can be modeled, layered, sculpted, textured, and even combined with collage materials. No drying time is required.
The fine quality and exquisite visual properties of R&F Encaustic Paints are owed to the dedicated labor process. R&F carefully mixes pigment, pure beeswax, and damar resin. Each color is heavily pigmented and carefully milled. Because no solvents are used, many health hazards associated with other art materials are eliminated.
The beeswax contained in R&F Encaustic Paints makes them impervious to moisture, and thus highly durable. Over time, your art retains all the freshness of a newly finished work.
Encaustics are applied molten with a brush and then fused into the painting with a heat source. It is best to use encaustic paints on a rigid and absorbent surface.
Work done with encaustics does not need to be varnished or protected by glass. A mild buffing with a soft cloth will bring the surface to a beautiful luster.
To learn more about R&F Encaustics colors and transparency ratings, please visit the Resources tab of this page.
Cadmium Colors, Set of 6
This set is truly a bargain for any encaustic artist. It includes six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes of intensely vibrant cadmium colors, including Red Deep, Red Light, Red Medium, Yellow Deep, Yellow Light, and Yellow Medium, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Encaustic Starter Kit
This kit takes the guesswork out of getting started with encaustics. It includes five 40 ml (1.4 oz) encaustic cakes in Cadmium Pale Green, Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Blue. The Starter Kit also contains two flat 5" × 7" (13 cm × 18 cm) Ampersand Encausticbords, one cradled 8" × 10" (20 cm × 25 cm) Encausticbord, one bag of encaustic medium, two palette cups, two 1½" Hake brushes, soy cleaning wax, an R&F color chart, and a basic encaustic painting manual.
Metallic Colors, Set of 6
These iridescent colors can be used on their own or blended with others in your palette to add complexity, shimmer, and shine. They are especially striking when mixed with translucent colors. The set contains six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Iridescent Pearl, Iridescent Silver, Iridescent Bronze, Iridescent Pewter, Iridescent Gold, and Iridescent Copper, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Opaque Colors, Set of 6
This set is the ultimate palette builder. Each of these carefully chosen colors are beautiful on their own, but this set has mixing in mind. From these six colors artists can create a limitless palette of colors. The set contains six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Chromium Green Oxide, Cobalt Blue, Ivory Black, and Titanium White, packaged neatly inside a 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Studio Essentials Kit
This new kit from R&F provides the essential components for setting up an encaustic workspace. From heating equipment and panels, to paints, grounds, brushes, and mediums, the Studio Essentials Kit has it all. It includes 16, 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes of R&F Encaustic Paints, including one each of Titanium White, Ivory Black, Alizarin Orange, Brown Pink, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Green Pale, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Celadon Green, Egyptian Violet, Indian Yellow, King's Blue, Payne's Grey, Iridescent Pearl, Sap Green, and Ultramarine Blue. The kit also includes a 12" × 12" (31 cm × 31 cm) heated palette, a 1 lb (0.5 kg) bagged encaustic medium, a package of three rectangular palette cups, a variable speed heat gun, a 4 oz jar of encaustic gesso, four encaustic brushes including Flat 10, Bright 14, Round 12 and Hake 2.5" (6.4 cm), two 8" × 10" × ¼" (20 cm × 25 cm × 0.6 cm) Ampersand Encausticbords, and a surface thermometer.
Translucent Colors, Set of 6
This set is perfect for creating vivid, luminous, gem-like washes of color. The set includes six 40 ml (1.4 oz) cakes in the following colors: Alizarin Crimson, Alizarin Orange, Egyptian Violet, Indian Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Phthalo Green, packaged neatly inside an 6" × 6" (15 cm × 15 cm) cradled Ampersand Encausticbord.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
To view a PDF of R&F Encaustics colors and transparency ratings, please click here.
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Most reliable place for the materials I use.
By Joyce by choice
from Walla Walla, WA.
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Worth the cost
By Kathy J
from Salt Lake City
I've been using encaustic paints for several years and have always had great results with R & F brand products. They seem pricey, but are high quality and last longer than I anticipated when I first began painting with them. And the selection! Incredible.
Really thick and luxurious. Can dilute with medium easily if needed, or use straight from the block with a stylus.
By muriel the artist
from amesbury, masss
i create encaustic monotypes with the products
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R&F encaustic paints
from Shalimar, Florida
Just wish I had more time to paint - that 'work' thing keeps getting in the way of my art time....
wonderful choice of colors, easy to use , love the R&F encaustic paints and mediums!!
from Forest Grove, OR
I'm an encaustic artist and I find R&F to be the best medium on the market. The price may seem high but when used with an extender, you can get high quality at a fair price. The range of colors is very good as well.
Great company, great paint!
I am an encaustic artist and have ordered my R&F encaustic wax from Dick Blick for many years. The quality is dependable and the service is great!
R & F havevthe best pigments
from Columbus, OH
I use these pigments and they are consistent and beautiful
Excellent Selection of Encaustic Painting Supplies
from Ann Arbor MI
Since encaustic painting supplies are not available locally I always order on-line. I have found the color ranges of pan pastels, oil sticks and encaustic paints to be extensive at Dick Blick, and almost always are in stock for quick delivery, which I appreciate. I also like the choice of mediums and the choice of pre-shredded or block. I highly recommend this site for encaustic supplies.
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Fire on the Savannah
Mom's pin embedded in an encaustic painting
An introduction to a very spontaneous and versatile medium of encaustic (hot wax) painting. R&F offers the finest handmade encaustics paints available. This video will show the materials needed to get started and how this wax based paint is melted and applied.
This video will inspire any artist by showing some of the many techniques you can use with R&F Encaustics such as carving, inlay, collage, and transfers.
Visit our YouTube Channel: Blick Videos to watch our full selection of videos!
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