Sennelier oil sticks are made from the finest selected pure pigments, mineral waxes and vegetable oils. They are well renown for their superior working ability, soft consistency and fast 2-day drying time.
These creamy, very lightfast oil sticks can be used alone, with tube oil paints and in mixed media artworks. Like regular oils they can be diluted with Gamsol and solvents and can be used on any traditional oil painting surface including paper.
Before use, the surface film of the oil stick needs to be removed with a blade. This latter will re-form after a few days of non-use (simply use a blade to peel away the reformed film). Paint applied dries within 2 to 5 days depending on layer thickness and the climate.
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.