Sennelier oil sticks are a variation on traditional tube oil colour. A proportion of the oil used in tube colour manufacturing is substituted with a neutral mineral wax, resulting in the stick appearance.
They are artist grade quality using pure pigments that are ground into vegetable oils selected for their low degree of yellowing with time, suitable for use on conventional supports such as canvas, canvas boards and panels. Before use, the surface film should be removed and 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 and can, if necessary, be thinned with petroleum or turpentine.
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.
Available in large size (38ml) with 55 colours and black and white available in giant (96ml) size.