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Unlike conventional oil colors, Paintstik Oil Colors are dry to the touch in 24 hours! They are perfect for sketching out shape, composition, and color without messy palettes or mixing cups.
Colors can be spread or blended with a brush, knife, or Colorless Blender. The colors are completely compatible and can be blended with any oil paints. Use turpentine to thin. Paintstik colors are self-sealing — just peel off the film before each use.
There are no unpleasant odors or fumes, so you can paint virtually anywhere, at any time, and on almost any surface: canvas, paper, wood, plastic, metal, and fabric. Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. A free color chart is available on request.
Assorted Set of 15 Mini Colors
This set is perfect for sketching out shapes, composition, and color without messy palettes and mixing cups. Each mini stick measures 1-1/2" long × 5/8" in diameter. The set contains a full size colorless blender and 15 mini Paintstik colors, including Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Naphthol Red, Azo Orange, Azo Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Celadon Green, Sap Green, Wedgewood Blue, Prussian Blue, Mauve, and Dioxazine Violet.
Basic Set of 6
This set includes six classic colors, with Azo Yellow, Ivory Black, Napthol Red, Sap Green, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Blue sticks. Each Paintstik is 4-1/2" × 5/8".
Class Pack of 27 Mini Colors
This class pack is an economical and less messy way to introduce your classroom to oil painting. It contains one miniature-sized stick (1-1/2"L × 5/8"Dia) each of Alizarin Crimson, Asphaltum, Azo Yellow, Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Purple, Iridescent Copper, Iridescent Gold, Iridescent Grape, Iridescent Jade, Iridescent Light Gold, Iridescent Lime, Iridescent Magenta, Iridescent Orange, Iridescent Red, Iridescent Sapphire, Iridescent Silver, Iridescent Watermelon, Ivory Black, Meadow Green, Medium Pink, Naphthol Red, Prussian Blue, Teal Blue, Titanium White, and Ultramarine and two mini sticks of Sap Green. Colors may vary.
Class Pack of 54 Mini Colors
This economical class pack contains two miniature-sized sticks (1-1/2"L × 5/8"Dia) each of Alizarin Crimson, Asphaltum, Azo Yellow, Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Purple, Iridescent Copper, Iridescent Gold, Iridescent Grape, Iridescent Jade, Iridescent Light Gold, Iridescent Lime, Iridescent Magenta, Iridescent Orange, Iridescent Red, Iridescent Sapphire, Iridescent Silver, Iridescent Watermelon, Ivory Black, Meadow Green, Medium Pink, Naphthol Red, Prussian Blue, Teal Blue, Titanium White, and Ultramarine and four mini sticks of Sap Green. Colors may vary.
Fluorescent Set of 6
The six colors in this set illuminate in black light environments. Set includes sticks of Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Green, Fluorescent Orange, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, and Fluorescent Yellow.
Iridescent Colorless Blender
This Paintstik has no pigment in it. Use it to smooth outlines and blend the colors.
Iridescent Set of 15 Mini Colors
This set is perfect for sketching out shapes, composition, and color without messy palettes and mixing cups. Each mini stick measures 1-1/2" long × 5/8" in diameter. The set contains a full size colorless blender and 15 mini Iridescent Paintstik colors, including White, Dark Blue, Turquoise, Charcoal, Purple, Silver, Green, Red, Leaf Green, Pink, Brown, Gold, Copper, Orange, and Light Gold.
Iridescent Set of 3 Mini Jewel Colors
This set contains three mini Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks, including Jade, Sapphire, and Magenta. Each mini stick measures 1-1/2" long × 5/8" diameter.
Iridescent Set of 3 Mini Sorbet Colors
This set is a perfect introduction to Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks in popular sorbet colors. The set contains three mini Paintstik colors in Lime, Grape, and Watermelon. Each mini stick measures 1-1/2" long × 5/8" in diameter.
Iridescent Set of 6 Tropical Colors
Experience the tropics with this set of six full-size Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks in Jade, Sapphire, Magenta, Lime, Grape, and Watermelon.
Professional Iridescent Set of 6 Colors
This set contains regular size Paintstiks in six shimmering colors, including Light Gold, Red, Blue, Orange, Green, and Brown.
Professional Set of 12 Colors
Regular size. Titanium White, Ivory Black, Alizarin Crimson, Azo Orange, Naphthol Red, Azo Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre.
Sampler Set of 3 Classic Colors
Great for single projects — each student can have their own set — or for small stenciling and fabric painting projects in the home. Each set contains 3 miniature-sized sticks. Classic Colors include Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue, Old Sap Green.
Sampler Set of 3 Popular Colors
Great for single projects — each student can have their own set — or for small stenciling and fabric painting projects in the home. Each set contains 3 miniature-sized sticks. Popular Colors include Medium Pink, Dioxazine Purple, Teal Blue.
Sampler Set of 3 Primary Colors
Great for single projects — each student can have their own set — or for small stenciling and fabric painting projects in the home. Each set contains 3 miniature-sized sticks. Primary Colors include Naphthol Red, Azo Yellow, Ultramarine.
Sampler Set of 3 Toning Colors
Great for single projects — each student can have their own set — or for small stenciling and fabric painting projects in the home. Each set contains 3 miniature-sized sticks. Toning Colors include Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber.
Traditional Set of 6
This set includes six elegant colors, with Barn Red, Celadon Green, Dusty Rose, Pewter Gray, Wedgewood Blue, and Yellow Ochre sticks. Each Paintstik is 4-1/2" × 5/8".
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.
All colors of Shiva Professional Grade Artist's Paintstiks are AP non-toxic, with the exception of Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Scarlet, Cadmium Yellow, and Cobalt Blue, which bear the ACMI Caution Label.
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Comments about Shiva Artist's Paintstik Oil Colors:
I just bought these to experiment with. At first I found them to be too hard and difficult to use but I decided to give a second try and now I really like using them. I wanted soneting that could be used either in a smooth cost or built up for the typical heavy oil paint look. These do both. I use a dry paper towel to gently pull away the dry tip and pretty much keep out her dry paper towels nearby for my hands of to wipe of the stick after moving from one color area to the other. I normally use water color crayons but it is impossible to get heavy texture from those. Theses are fun and easy to work with and they dry completly in just a couple of days. (Unlike oil paint)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love for plain air base coat. Scales down with brushwork.
I have splurged on the more expensive " buttery" brands. But for my style, I prefer the Shivas. Splurged on a full set for a plain air trip about 5 years ago, and they are mostly going strong. Ive replaced my favorite colors, of course. And a few colors have started to crack and create a dry layer down the middle. Still useable, at a 45 degree angle, but a little more messy to deal with as you dig in to cut out the hard part. I'll start keeping them in an airtight container to prolong their life. I added some photos of relatives watching- and a large, direct drawn paintings (may have used my fingers ) and a smaller one with the underpainting was direct drawn, but layers were added and other oils mixed in over time with brushes in the studio. I often scrub my brush right into the end of the paintstick to pick up or mix color.
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All the lovely colors swatched in 16x20
11x14 with additional brushwork
30x40 mostly direct drawn
from Colorado Springs, co.
I only bought oil crayons but the price was so much better than buying locally
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Gyoza Kawa
from Portland, OR
I use the Shiva Paintstiks to paint silk scarves. The product is incredibly wash fast. Even without curing Paintstiks will adhere to the fabric. I discovered this when one of the scarves accidentally ended up in the regular wash and the paint survived almost intact. I don't recommend this method! Following the instructions for curing and ironing is the true path to success. A great product!
EXCITING NEW ART SUPPLY!
By Mauve World
I am eager to try these creamy oil sticks on board. My Grandparents had an old painting on board and I want to paint one as close to theirs as possible! Please wish me luck!
Will be used for quilting and sharing in embroidery work. Was a little confused about the need to "peel" a portion off before use though?
Merchant response: Thank you for reaching out! We're always glad to assist you with any product questions you may have. In the case of oil sticks like the Shiva, the sticks do develop a "skin" over the outside that keeps the interior of the stick from drying through. Just remove that prior to use. If you ever have questions about using a product you purchase from us, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. 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 help!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My Go-To Medium
By NewMexico Kris
from Albuquerque, NM
I love using Shiva Paint Sticks on gesso board, canvas board and wood panels. They let me freely draw and develop my concepts with brilliant and rich color. I have also been using them to draw on fabric, with good results. The color range is awesome, and the ease of use is what I really like. They have very rich jewel tone color, and good workability, and generally dry down in a matter of days. Every few weeks I treat myself to a few more different colors - just can't get enough!
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Love this product!
from Riverside, CA
Love the Shiva sticks, they have a great creamy texture, smooth and easy to use, love that they are self healing so they don't leave a mess everywhere.
Just what I needed.
from North Carolina
I bought a few of these Paintstiks so I could draw on top of my abstract acrylic paintings. I was not planning on blending them with each other, but I ended up doing so since it created an interesting look and they were so easy to blend. I found them to be messy, but I didn't really mind since it's great to be able to draw with paint almost like a crayon. My only minor complaint is that the minis are so tiny. If I get more, I may stick with the regular-sized Paintstiks.
Excellent value for money
By AK Eero Artist
from Fairbanks, Alaska
I've been using Shiva for years. Great selection of colors, and all but one have stayed true over time. Good blending/smoothness and quick drying time.
Shiva Paintstik are a high quality oil paint made into a stick. It is the perfect medium for painting, sketching, stenciling, rubbings and many more applications. Watch this video to see how easy Shiva Paintstiks are to work with.
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