Encaustic Painting Tips - Application
Watch a short video on the application of encaustic paint.
Encaustic sample painting
See a painting created from start to finish by one of our instructors.
Encaustic Tips - Soy Wax
Learn more about how to use soy wax to clean your brushes and heated palette.
Encaustic Tips - Fusing
Fusing describes the process of gently melting each layer of paint that is applied, ensuring that it is properly adhered to the layer beneath it. R&F helps you paint like a pro, with these simple tricks for perfect fusing every time.
Encaustic Tips - Encaustic Medium
R&F encaustic medium is encaustic paint without pigment. Add it to encaustic paints to increase translucency for glazing. On its own, it can be used for effortless collage work. This video demonstrates how simple it is to use encaustic medium to get more mileage from your paint.
tinting R&F Encaustic Gesso
A quick example of how you can tint our gesso to achieve different colored grounds for your encaustic painting. In this case, we used a small amount of Golden Fluid Acrylics to achieve a lovely lavender color. For more information on using an acrylic-based gesso for encaustic painting download Myths and Realities about Acrylic Gesso and Encaustic.
Q&A with richard: color
Our first in a series of Q&A videos. In this video, we discuss how and why we make certain colors.
Q&A with richard: Microcrystalline
The 2nd Q&A with Richard in which he talks a bit about Microcrystalline Waxes and how they are not all created equal.
Q&A with richard: Re-heating Encaustic
One of a series of Q&A videos. We discuss the heating and reheating of encaustic paint and how we are continually testing materials.
Q&A with Richard: On Ventilation
We get so many questions about ventilation. This one is about whether one needs an extra fan to "push" fumes toward your ventilation or exhaust fan.
color with intent - the story of R&F
Richard Frumess describes how R&F came to be - from 1982 to the present day. This video was made in 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of R&F.
Richard on Cadmium
An interesting historical snapshot of the development of cadmium. Originally shot as part of Color with Intent in honor of R&F’s 25th anniversary.
pronunciation guide for R&F Paints
How do you say Phthalo Green or Malachite? A short guide made in response to our friends at Rhinebeck Artist Shop.