R&F Handmade Paints is the premier manufacturer of two distinct paint lines: classic wax-based encaustic paint and linseed oil-based Pigment Sticks®.
Since 1988, R&F’s primary focus has been the development of an extensive and unique color line.
R&F Pigment Sticks® unique formulation of natural wax, linseed oil and pigment achieves a lipstick-like soft consistency giving them superior fluidity, subtlety and durability.
R&F encaustic paint can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, cast and sculpted.
R&F Pigment Sticks® bring color, texture and immediacy to the artist. Draw direct or manipulate with a paint knife, a brush, a brayer. They can be thinned with mineral spirits or any traditional oil medium.
R&F Workshops are designed to build fundamental skills and explore various methods of working with encaustic and Pigment Sticks®