R&F Pigment Stick Introductory Set
Transform the way you paint! Pigment sticks are oil paints manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into a stick form, allowing the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents. These pigment sticks are made in small batches, carefully milled and molded using beeswax and natural plant wax, linseed oil and pigment. This 6-Color R&F Pigment Stick Intro Set includes one each of Turkey Umber Greenish, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Green Pale, Turkey Red, Kings Blue and Neutral White.
Stick Size: 38 ml
R&F Pigment Sticks are a unique version of an oil stick that will transform the way you paint. They have rich pigmentation and a lipstick soft consistency. This gives them the same fluidity, subtlety and durability of traditional oil colours. They have just enough natural wax added to maintain a solid stick form. Pigment Sticks let you get rid of the brush, thus allowing you to work more directly on your surface. Their immediacy and mark making ability afford an endless range of options.
Whether you call them oil sticks or pigment sticks, it means the same. It is like a tube of oil paint but in a stiffer stick form. R&F Pigment Sticks are comprised of pure alkali refined linseed oil and purified natural plant wax and beeswax. They contain no driers, no fillers or adulterants and no expedients of any kind. Because R&F does not use short cuts, the wonderful workability of R&F Pigment Sticks depends upon a very careful balance of oil, waxes and pigment. This results in an intensively pigmented, handmade, traditional yet versatile artist quality oil paint.
Use this paint with R&F Blending Medium for glazing.
Pigment Stick Uses:
- Use them as Oil Paint: One way to use R&F Pigment Sticks is to treat them as if they were regular tube oils or use them in combination with tube oils. You can work on any surface just as you would with oils. Use brushes, solvents, and rags once the paint is on the surface. Some artists use them to start a painting with a quick sketch. Others do their painting with brushes and then put in final details with the sticks.
- Use it as a Drawing Tool: Pigment Sticks are becoming more prevalent as stand-alone painting and drawing tools. They are a wonderful bridge between drawing and painting and their very nature causes artists to loosen up, use more color, and be spontaneous and gestural.
- Use them for Monoprinting: Printmakers are falling in love with Pigment Sticks. Anyone who has spent hours trying to mix colors with only nine or ten printmaking inks will find this palette of 91 colors very liberating. Because of their immediacy, and mark making ability, they afford an endless range of options.
Benefits to Working with Pigment Sticks:
- Thin with solvents like turpentine or mineral spirits.
- They can be worked with mediums by dipping them into stand oil, linseed oil, alkyd mediums, or oil medium gels.
- You can mix them with traditional tube oil paint or use them to draw over dried oil paintings.
- Blending Sticks are colorless Pigment Sticks – essentially an oil stick without pigment. You can work them into an oil color to increase its transparency, or blend two colors together directly on the painting.
- You can manipulate Pigment Sticks with a palette knife until the paint is a buttery consistency. Then you may knife or brush the paint onto the surface. You can use this method to mix colors on the palette or on a painting.