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Friday, January 6, 2012

Paint Sticks (tm) VS Brush Ready Paints

Evans Encaustics Paint Sticks (tm) are ultra concentrated encaustic paint.  They may be used directly on the HotBox (tm) where artists prefer heaviest pigmentation.  Also, painters who use a larger quantity of paint will save money by buying Paint Sticks (tm) and breaking off pieces, then adding 3 times as much medium to the mix.  Paint Sticks (tm) always look like a popsicle shape such as these:

Brush Ready Paints already contain encaustic medium and are ready to melt and paint. They cost less than the same color in Paint Stick (tm) form. Of course artists may add more medium to make any color more transparent.  Brush Ready Paints are available in several sets.  The Brush Ready Paints are available individually in a 52ml square cake and in 17ml mini size. Standard cakes look like this:
Above is the popular starter set, also called the Ultimate Mixing Palette.  It's shown above with each color painted on Color Charting.
Brush Ready Paints are also available in miniature 17ml cakes and look like this:
Got questions?  Email me at hylla@comcast.net and we'll choose which format you want based on your own needs.


  1. Fantastic, Hylla! Too much on my plate right now, but as soon as that's cleared I intend to have too much on my palette- too much EE! Can't wait to try your brush ready on my hotbox.

  2. Looks good, keep me in the loop!! Teaching a class today and handing out your cards! LOVE the studio pink.

  3. Thank you, Karin (My Painting Studio blog) and thank you, Lynette. Lynette, you have a very good eye. Studio Pink is amazing, transparent, and you probably noticed it mixes into lovely violets.

  4. Hi Malka and Yofi. Miss seeing you two!

  5. Hello Hylla,

    Great job on the blog !! You and color are the perfect partners !!

    Talk to you soon.

    Ed Angell