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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
from Fayetteville, AR
Comments about R&F Pigment Stick Sets:
Love painting with these oil sticks. I love the richness and color choices of this product. I use them in combination with oils and on top of my acrylic paintings. Dick Blick has the best pricing available on them, and I receive them when they say they will be there. I only wish they were a bit cheaper. But as art supplies go, I would say that about all of them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Simply the Best!
from Lake Norman, NC
I have tried other pigment sticks and found them to be stiff. I needed Liquin to move them around. But the R&F sticks come in a plastic tube with a cap and they come to the painting party already soft and creamy. No need to spend time peeling off a stiff wax film. They are more pricey, but you absolutely get what you pay for with this product. They are worth it.
from Edmonds, Wa
Great way to paint, easy to blend. Absolutely love this product.
Images shared by Carl
Work in process, The figure is done with R andF
Tags: R And F The Best
By Steph the painter
from Portland Oregon
Smooth, buttery, beautiful consistency and no waxy outer layer to peel off.
worked well with cold wax
I took at class on using cold wax with oil. The instructor recommends that we should have oil paint sticks. The sticks worked well with the cold wax.
from Long Island NY
Because I use a lot of texture in my work I need a solid base. This produce is the best available.
R&F pigment sticks
from New Mexico
R&NF Pigment sticks are very high quality ( pigment rich). I love to use them ( though sparingly)They have no discernible oder and add a valuable dimension to painting projects. I have been experimenting with them and can see I am hooked.
Best quality pigment sticks
Clean, easy to use,high quality color pigment stick.
Love the consistency of this oil stick. The colors are brilliant. Other brands have had a hardness to them.
What a surprise!
The 38mm size is perfect for my small hands. The smooth texture is great. I am using them on watercolor paper and acrylic primed canvas. They are just so much fun to use!!!!
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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