R&F Encaustic Paint, Indian Yellow, is milled with 100% pure grade filtered beeswax and Singapore-grade damar resin, resulting in the highest quality encaustic paint on the market. Indian Yellow is a deep rich translucent yellow. The original Indian Yellow came from India. This encaustic paint was processed from cow’s urine and used in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries for watercolor. Indian Yellow was fugitive in oil and the modern version has the same warm tones as the original. This paint's permanence is equal to that of alizarin crimson, stable in full color, less so in tints.
Encaustic paint is applied molten to an absorbent surface, and then fused, (or re-melted), to create a variety of effects. Unlike other paints, encaustic goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds, which means layers can be built up immediately without any drying time. Once the surface has cooled, the paint has reached a permanent finish but the painting can be revised and reworked with heat at any time, minutes or years later. The term "encaustic" is often used to describe both the paint itself and the method for using it.
Available in a 40 ml. block measuring in 2-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 3/4".