R&F Pigment Sticks® are oil paint manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into stick form. They allow the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes, or solvents. We use only the basic traditional materials: natural wax (beeswax & plant wax), linseed oil, and pigment. The result is an oil stick with a lipstick soft consistency.
Pigment Sticks have none of the additives, extenders, substitutes, or facilitators that are commonly used in industrial production. While the use of these adulterations can save time and reduce cost, they lower the quality of the paint. To do without them it is necessary to create a very precise balance of the ingredients. Consequently our formulas are complex and our manufacturing is labor-intensive, handmade in small batches, carefully milled and molded.
Pigment Sticks without pigment. They are ideal for glazing colors, can be worked directly into a color to increase the color's transparency, or used to blend colors together on the surface. Available with drier and without. Our sticks with drier contain a small amount of Cobalt Drier added to speed up the drying time. The use of a Cobalt Drier can affect color, so best use is to work colors on top of it after it has been laid down on the surface.