Senelier Oil Sticks allows oil painting to be approached differently. It allows a greater degree of spontaneity and special elements.
Sennelier Oil Stick is a composition of oil paint. A proportion of the oil is substituted with a neutral mineral wax, resulting in the stick appearance. These colours are of perfect quality: pure pigments are ground into vegetable oils (siccatives), selected for their low degree of yellowing with time. The choice and high concentration of pigments enables excellent light resistance to be achieved. These colours are applied discreetly to conventional oil painting supports (oil-proof or universal) and demand quality background preparation.
Sennelier Oil Sticks can be applied on same surfaces as traditional paste oil paint; canvas, canvas boards, linen. Sennelier Oil Sticks can also be applied on thick paper.
Solid oil paint should be applied in a relatively thin film (no more than 1mm). Layers can be overlapped, in the same manner as paste oil paint, and can, if necessary, be thinned with petroleum or turpentine. Before use, the surface film should be removed. This latter will re-form after a few days of non-use. Paint applied dries within 2 to 5 days depending on layer thickness and atmospheric conditions. A clear medium is available allowing transparency and glazing effects to be achieved.
Solid artists' quality colors are available in opaque or transparent shades, depending on the shades of the pigments used. The product may be stored for extended periods of time and requires no special attention, apart from avoiding heat sources that may damage it. Once dry, the paint may be varnished like conventional oil paint, after a minimum drying period of 6 months, using an oil paint finishing varnish.
Sennelier Oil Sticks are available in ready made sets. You can also purchase individual Sennelier Oil Sticks from the Itäisenkadun Kehystämö store.
Sennelier Oil Stick set contains 6 oil sticks and the Wooden Box 36 oil sticks.
Diameter: 20 mm. (3/4")
Lenght: 13 cm.
One stick contains 38 ml of oil color.
The Sennelier Wooden Box order on request. Estimated delivery time 15-30 business days.