R&F Handmade Paints is the premier manufacturer of two distinct paint lines: classic wax-based encaustic paint and linseed oil-based Pigment Sticks. Based in New York, R&F Paints produce high quality oil and encaustic paints for fine art use.
R&F Paints ranges:
R&F Pigment Sticks:
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.
Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint. The word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint. Although they come from the same root word, ‘encaustic’ should not be confused with ‘caustic,’ which refers to a corrosive chemical reaction. There is no such hazard with encaustic.