R&F Pigment Stick® by Dietlind Vander Schaaf

October 17, 2021


When: Oct 17, 2021 @ 11am (1.5hr demo)

An R&F Pigment Stick® demonstration offers a relaxed environment where participants can see and experience Pigment Sticks®. Topics covered include: how R&F Pigment Sticks® allow artists to explore traditional and alternative methods of painting with oil by allowing them draw or paint directly onto a surface with immediacy and fluidity; what Pigment Sticks® are (pigment and linseed oil); health and safety when working with Pigment Sticks® (including proper disposal of oil soaked rags and paper towels); appropriate supports and tools; transparent vs. opaque Pigment Sticks®; building a surface, monoprinting, image transfer, and mark making; and additional techniques (the use of cold wax, Gelli plates, etc.).

Brand Bio:

R&F Handmade Paints is the premier manufacturer of two distinct paint lines: classic wax-based encaustic paint and linseed oil-based Pigment Sticks®. Since 1988, R&F’s primary focus has been the development of an extensive and unique color line. Our encaustic paint is made from beeswax, resin, and the highest quality pigments, while our Pigment Sticks® unique formulation of natural wax, linseed oil, and pigment achieves a lipstick-soft consistency with superior fluidity, subtlety, and durability. R&F encaustic paint can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, cast and sculpted. Our Pigment Sticks® bring color, texture, and immediacy to the artist, allowing you to draw direct or manipulate with a paint knife, a brush, or a brayer. They can be thinned with mineral spirits or any traditional oil medium.  R&F is unique color.


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Artist Bio

Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described as “the transformation of disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace” (Artscope). Vander Schaaf has exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Conrad Wilde Gallery, The Fuller Craft Museum, and On Center Gallery, among others, and been featured in Maine Home + Design, Decor Maine, UPPERCASE, and Downeast magazines. She is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints, an Ampersand Ambassador, and the former president of New England Wax. Vander Schaaf is an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference and teaches workshops throughout the country, including Haystack, Castle Hill, Snow Farm, Penland, Maine College of Art, R&F, and internationally at Zijdelings in The Netherlands. The recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists, as well as a Tending Space Artist Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation, she is represented by Portland Art Gallery, Salon Design, and Artemis Gallery.


Instagram: @dietlindvanderschaaf



October 17, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm