Shiva Artist Paintstik - Asphaltum
Shiva Paintstik artist colors are refined linseed oil blended with a quality pigment and solidified into a convenient stick form. Paintstiks can be spread or blended and used in conjunction with conventional oil paint. There are no unpleasant odors or fumes, so you can virtually paint anywhere, at any time, on almost any surface from metal to paper to panel to fabric.
Paintstiks are “self-sealing”. That is, they form a protective film so the color won't rub off or dry out. Yet they always stay moist and fresh, providing an indefinite shelf life because they reseal in 24 hours. This film is easily removed by peeling it away with a paper towel, or rubbing it off gently. It can also be removed by carefully paring it with a knife (it can be sharpened to a point in this matter).
Shiva Paintstiks are oil color, the same as tube oils, so all the same techniques, mediums and surfaces can be used including varnishes.
No offensive odor
Easy clean up: Soap, water, baby wipes
A colorless blender with no pigment is available
Rich, creamy, buttery consistency
Colors are fully mixable
Most colors dry within 24 hours
Compatible with other oil paints & mediums
Set includes 1 full sized color (4-1/2" x 5/8").