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Friday, May 10, 2019

Oil Stick Research

Permanent Pigments, Inc. Purchased by Binney & Smith (Crayola) in 1964.
Purchased in a local thrift shop.
Walnut oil is superior to linseed oil in formulating oil sticks for artwork.

DIY Oil Sticks

I  am developing 'oil sticks' (oil bars).

We will be producing a 'You Tube' video by the end of May (2019).

I use:  castor oil wax ( among other vegetable and paraffin waxes), kaolin family clay ( including pozzolana), linseed oil and pigment.

The molten mass in poured into American dime/ nickel paper molds and cooled before use.

No solvents, combustible rags are involved. The paint will 'dry' over time like oil-based paintings.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Oil Stick Research

"Oil sticks"contain a wax, pigment, occasionally a binder ( i.e. clay) and I add some dammar resin for wax strengthening.  I am studying , besides paraffin wax, vegetable -derived waxes such as soy and castor. These are mixed with drying oil linseed.
A 1:2:2 ( pigment: wax: oil) is a good starting point.

"Oil Pastels" contain all of the above except mineral oil is used.

The use of oil sticks/ oil pastels allows technique somewhat between painting and drawing; brushes can be used.

We develop some of out pigments via 'azo grind methodology' ( 5 minutes at 5 Deg C).