An essential tool to the encaustic artist, a R&F Heated Palette is used to hold palette cups (sold separately) of paint or to mix color right on the surface. R&F palettes are designed specifically with the encaustic painter in mind and feature an anodized aluminum surface, which prevents reactivity that could discolor pigments. The versatile 1/4" thick aluminum surface also makes it easy to see paint colors. Artists have the option of using palette cups or mixing their colors directly on the surface. Heat is conducted evenly across the entire surface. Includes a heat source.
R&F Heavy-Duty Encaustic Palette Cups may be used to melt large amounts of paint at one time. They are excellent for keeping colors pure, or for saving mixes. R&F Palette Cups are made of a heavy aluminum and steel alloy.
12" x 12" Heated Palette - This R&F Heated Palette features a Baltic Birch base, separate heating element, and comes preassembled and ready-to-use in the home studio. The 12" x 12" palette is an ideal compact size for a studio with limited space.
Small Rectangle Cups, Pkg of 3 - Includes three small heavy-duty encaustic palette cups. Each cup measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" and holds one 40 ml. R&F encaustic cake for easy melting.
Large Rectangle Cups, Pkg of 3 - Includes three large heavy-duty encaustic palette cups. Each cup measures 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" and holds one 104 ml. R&F encaustic cake for easy melting. Please note that a full-size cake will overflow the cup if completely melted.
At R&F, they have built their reputation with encaustic as the core of their line and have been instrumental in the expansion of the medium. When R&F began in 1988 it continued a tradition of high-quality commercial encaustic paint production dating back to the late 1940s. The high quality, beautiful visual properties of R&F Encaustic Paints are owed to the careful labor process and the beeswax contained in R&F Encaustic Paints makes them water resistant and very durable leaving your artwork fresh over time.
R&F’s Founder Richard Frumess began making encaustic paint as a painter simply to support his own artistic practice and to ensure that ready-made encaustic was kept in production at a time when there were no commercial manufacturers. During the first year Richard produced encaustic paint as R&F Encaustics. While he struggled to start-up the business, asking pigment suppliers for double samples and also working a second job, the seed was firmly planted. This first year in business Richard sold a line of 39 colors including five “pearlescents” to art retailers in New York City as well as Denver, CO and internationally in Paris.