R&F Encaustic Paint, Mars Red, is milled with 100% pure grade filtered beeswax and Singapore-grade damar resin, resulting in the highest quality encaustic paint on the market. Mars Red is intensely red, yet in a high key painting it appears almost brown. Surrounded by low key colors, this encaustic paint can be strikingly saturated but never electric. Mars Red makes salmon pink tints and is similar to the natural ochres: English Red or Light Red.
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".