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Reap the benefits of high quality oil paints while enjoying the freedom to draw directly on your surface, without the distancing factor of the brush.
Handmade and richly pigmented, R&F Pigment Sticks are comparable in quality to the finest tube oil paints. They have a lipstick soft consistency that gives them the same fluidity, subtlety, and durability of traditional oil colors.
R&F Pigment Sticks are handmade in small batches, carefully milled and molded using the finest natural wax, linseed oil, and pigment. There are no driers, extenders or other additives that are commonly used in industrial production.
Extremely portable, Pigment Sticks can be layered or mixed with traditional fine oil paints and mediums. They dry to a durable film, and can be used on any support proper for oil or encaustic painting. Small sticks are 38 ml, with approximately the same amount of pigment as a standard tube of artist oil paint, while large sticks are 188 ml.
To learn more about R&F Pigment Sticks colors, drying rates, and transparency ratings, please visit the Resources tab of this page.
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 Pigment Sticks colors, drying rates, and transparency ratings, please click here.
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R & F Pigment Sticks
By Ricky Schembri Pastel Artist
from Koroit Victoria Australia
Comments about R&F Pigment Sticks:
I am a pastel artist and thought I would give pigment sticks a go as they have a similar application process. I fell in love with them instantly, though I have to work on fine details without the use of brushes. Maybe I should just paint bigger paintings!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great oil sticks
I use these in my paintings. They are smooth and silky and are a good way to lay down a lot of thick color. Can brush them out with medium to mix in with your regular oil paint, nice if you're more of a drawer than brush painter.
pure joy to use
from boston, ma
Comments about R&F Pigment Stick Sets:
these sticks are luscious and delicious to use. So rich, full of body and move easily over a surface of paint or even right on the canvas or panel. I love them. They are expensive for me. I've been painting for 30+ years and if anything can transport me to the land of absolute joy, it's this product. A special treat.
By Slater wax works
from Hyannis MA 02601
I LOVE these colors- the density of the pigments and how they flow on warm wax., move with a little turp and blowtorch dry! These pigments are just making me want to paint all the time .....Translucent and heavy - they do it all - LOVE THEM!!
from Los Angeles
Great medium but sticks came in a used state. Wrapping at the ends were opened and one stick even had indications of being used. I thought I was buying a new product. Almost called customer service about it but just didn't want to deal with the hassle. Other than that, great pigment sticks! Just takes forever to dry, even with the drying medium.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
What «neutral» grey light???
I wrote a rewiew of the R&F Pigments sticks dated 10/29/2014. I invite you to go and read it; it may be helpful as well since there is some factual informations shared there.But here, I want to let people know that, if you want a «neutral» grey don't get this one. It is blue! It should be identified as a «blue grey» not a «neutral grey».
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
R&F love affair
from San Francisco, CA
If I didn't have R&F oil sticks, it would be like painting with one hand tied behind my back.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It's my pleasure to paint with these sticks!
By Savta Miriam
from Mexico City
I use them on my mono prints!!!!!!
Images shared by Savta Miriam
Love these pigment sticks
from Edinburg, TX
I have wanted to try encaustics for years, and didn't want to start without having a variety of pigment sticks. I read lots of reviews before choosing what everyone said were the best. They are much bigger than I thought, so they will last a long time. They are creamy and rich in color.
from Hudson, NY
I tried the R &F pigment stick because I could not find the color I wanted from the company I usually use. I was delighted with the results. The stick moved beautifully with gesture and precision. The pigment was just what I had hope. I will use more in the future.
Draw with oil paint! R&F Pigment Sticks are incredibly soft, creamy, and are comparable in quality to the finest tube oil paints. The stick form allows for unique applications. They are easily portable and do not require brushes or solvents.
See artist Charles Forsberg build layer upon layer of luscious R&F Pigment oil sticks to create an amazing work of art.
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