R&F Pigment Stick 

R&F Pigment Stick

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 ...

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.

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 a lot of work and reduce the cost of materials, 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 and thus handmade in small batches, carefully milled and molded.

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.

SUGGESTIONS
•  Used as Oil Paint: One way to use R&F Pigment Sticks® is to treat them as if they were regular tube oils (almost like squeezing a tube right on the canvas) 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. Many people dip the sticks in mediums or Alkyd driers and then attack the surface. Others will use them to start a painting with a quick sketch. Some will do their painting with tubes and brushes and then put in final details and lines with the sticks. 

•  Used as a Drawing Tool: Pigment Sticks® are becoming more prevalent as stand-alone painting and drawing tools. Many instructors use them in their drawing classes or in drawing marathons. They are a wonderful bridge between drawing and painting and their very nature causes artists to loosen up, use more color and be more spontaneous and gestural.

•  Monotypes: 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 our palette of 91 colors very liberating. Their immediacy, and mark making ability afford an endless range of options. 

BENEFITS TO WORKING WITH PIGMENT STICKS®
•  They can be thinned with turpentine or mineral spirits
•  They can be worked with mediums by dipping them into stand oil, linseed oil, alkyd mediums, or resin gels.
•  They can be mixed alongside tube oils or used to draw over dried oil paintings.
•  Blending Sticks are colorless Pigment Sticks® – essentially a stick without pigment. They can be worked into a color to increase its transparency or to blend two colors together on the painting.
•  Pigment Sticks® can be manipulated with a paint knife until the paint is a buttery consistency, so that it can be brushed or knifed onto the surface. This method can be used to mix colors on the palette or in the painting.

SURFACE PREPARATIONS
Supports: Pigment Sticks® can be used on any ground suitable for use with traditional tube oil paint.  Normally that means a sized canvas, panel, or paper.  More absorbent surfaces like clay coated papers or Encausticbord™ will cause the paint to dry faster and leave a matte finish that is preferable to some painters.

Sizing: As in oil painting, all canvas and paper surfaces should be sized.  To size, use one or two coats of acrylic gesso, acrylic medium, or PVA sizing.  Other options include: rabbit skin glue and shellac. 

Grounds: Any ground (ie: gesso) suitable for traditional oil paint can be used with R&F Pigment Sticks®.

Varnishing: When thoroughly dry, Pigment Sticks® can be varnished just as you would an oil painting.

PIGMENT STICK PAINTS
There really is no general recommendation for a starter palette of colors, since different artists have individual preferences, but we recommend that you choose a good balance of opaque and transparent colors.  Everyone tends to gravitate to their own color palettes. Try out your favorite oil colors in stick and build from there.

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R&F Pigment Stick: Blending Stick with Drier 38ml

Blending Stick with Drier 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Chrome Oxide 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Courbet Green 38ml

Courbet Green 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Indigo 38ml

Indigo 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Malachite Green 38ml

Malachite Green 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Manganese Violet 38ml

Manganese Violet 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Neutral Grey Deep 38ml

Neutral Grey Deep 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Neutral Grey Light 38ml

Neutral Grey Light 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Olive Yellow 38ml

Olive Yellow 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Payne's Grey 38ml

Payne's Grey 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Permanent Green 38ml

Permanent Green 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Phthalo Green 38ml

Phthalo Green 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Provence Blue 38ml

Provence Blue 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Scarlet Extra Pale 38ml

Scarlet Extra Pale 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Sepia 38ml

Sepia 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Turkey Red 38ml

Turkey Red 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Turkey Umber Greenish 38ml

Turkey Umber Greenish 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Ultramarine Blue Pale 38ml

Ultramarine Blue Pale 38ml

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R&F Pigment Stick: Viridian 38ml

Viridian 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Alizarin Crimson 38ml

Alizarin Crimson 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Alizarin Orange 38ml

Alizarin Orange 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Azure Blue 38ml

Azure Blue 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Blending Stick 118ml

Blending Stick 118ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Blending Stick 38ml

Blending Stick 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale 118ml

Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale 118ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale 38ml

Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Burnt Sienna 38ml

Burnt Sienna 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Burnt Umber 38ml

Burnt Umber 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Green 38ml

Cadmium Green 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Green Pale 38ml

Cadmium Green Pale 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Orange 38ml

Cadmium Orange 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Red Deep 38ml

Cadmium Red Deep 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Red Light 38ml

Cadmium Red Light 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Red Medium 38ml

Cadmium Red Medium 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Yellow Deep 38ml

Cadmium Yellow Deep 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Yellow Light 38ml

Cadmium Yellow Light 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cadmium Yellow Medium 38ml

Cadmium Yellow Medium 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Celadon Green 38ml

Celadon Green 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cerulean Extra Pale 38ml

Cerulean Extra Pale 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cobalt Blue 38ml

Cobalt Blue 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Cobalt Blue 38ml

Cobalt Blue 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Dianthus Pink 38ml

Dianthus Pink 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Egyptian Violet 38ml

Egyptian Violet 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Green Gold 38ml

Green Gold 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Indian Yellow 38ml

Indian Yellow 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Iridescent Gold 38ml

Iridescent Gold 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Iridescent Silver 38ml

Iridescent Silver 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Ivory Black 118ml

Ivory Black 118ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Ivory Black 38ml

Ivory Black 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Jaune Brillant 38ml

Jaune Brillant 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Kings Blue 38ml

Kings Blue 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Manganese Blue Hue 38ml

Manganese Blue Hue 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Mars Black 38ml

Mars Black 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Mars Red 38ml

Mars Red 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Mars Yellow Light 38ml

Mars Yellow Light 38ml

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RF Pigment Stick: Naples Yellow 38ml

Naples Yellow 38ml

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