R&F Pigment Sticks
R&F Pigment Sticks are our unique version of an oil stick that will transform the way you paint.
They are richly pigmented with a lipstick soft consistency that gives them the same fluidity, subtlety and durability of traditional oil colors. They have just enough natural wax added to maintain a solid stick form. Pigment Sticks let you get rid of the brush allowing you to work more directly on your surface. Their immediacy and mark making ability afford an endless range of options.Download Manufacturer Safety Sheet Here
Pigment Stick Resources
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, and we use them with absolute purity. The result is an oil stick with a lipstick soft consistency.
From One Medium to Another
While at Torch, Richard became good friends with co-worker Carl Plansky, who later developed Williamsburg oil paint. In 1989 Plansky urged Richard to start making oil sticks since the combination of the wax and oil in the oil sticks was a natural step from encaustics.
Understanding and Using Pigment Sticks®
Oil paint in stick form represents a revolutionary development in oil painting. It means that the paint can be applied directly to a surface without the distancing factor of the brush. This makes it possible to dispense not only with the brush, but with knives, palettes, and solvents, thereby making oil sticks more immediate and portable than standard oil painting materials. We formulated our Pigment Sticks® to be equal in quality to the finest oil paints. They are richly pigmented, with a lipstick soft consistency that gives them the same fluidity,subtlety, and durability of traditional oil colors.