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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 - I am an abstract expressionist artist
from Reading, Ma
Comments about R&F Pigment Sticks:
I am an abstract expressionist artist working in oils and mixed media, and would definately buy R&F Oilsagain!! Buttery and blend beautifully!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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concentrated pigment highlights my encaustics
from Bay Area, CA
Lush, beautiful colors in convenient packaging that is good for storage. Although I also put mine in a zip lock, so they don't dry out. I use them to rub into recesses I make in my encaustics. They really add dimension & pop.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
R & F are the Best!
from Syracuse, New York
R&F paints sticks are simply the best on the market and I have tried them all. They have a soft buttery consistency that is still firm enough for a fine lines even over wet paint. The other brands are just too hard.You can slice off a piece of the stick and mix it with other colors or alone and apply it with brush or knife, and the Colors! OMG so good , my fave is Kings Blue.
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Rose and Vase 11x15 oc with R&F paint sticks
R&F is my preferred brand for encaustic
from Forest Grove, Oregon
I'm an encaustic artist and I really appreciate the smooth, buttery texture of the R&F pigment sticks. Other brands are either grainy or you have to peel off a lot of dried pigment before you can use them. And the colors are luscious.
I love this product
from New York
I love working with oil sticks. I can draw but its oil! The colors are brilliant and beautiful. The quality is excellent and the price is competitive with other oil stucks - all too high for me but alas... it's a great product and I recommend.
R&F Pigment Sticks
from Seattle Wa
Comments about R&F Pigment Stick Sets:
Can't stop using my R&F sticks flows like butter colors are blends easily . Takes a little long to dry but I love the results
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Luscious new colors
I use R&F pigment sticks with cold wax for paintings.
Lucious buttery texture. Fabulous saturated colors!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Products, Fast Service
from New Milford, Ct
I love R&F Pigment sticks! The colors are luscious, they go on smoothly, and blend beautifully. Just seeing them makes me want to paint. I like how quickly they dry and become true oil paint. Beautiful in every way.
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Tags: Water, Painting, Ocean, Made with Product, Sunset, Oil Stick Painting, Using Product
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
dried out and useless
from Superior Colorado
all but one stick was dried out and would not leave a mark. I ordered 4 total and only 1 was usable. Had been interested in ordering a whole set but will avoid this product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these Pigment Sticks. As with all oil sticks, a skin of dried paint can form on the exterior, and this must be removed prior to using. We've checked our stock of these colors and found them to be as expected, with a slight skin on the outside. If you ever have questions about using any products you purchase from us, we hope you'll let us help. Our Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to assist you!
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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