Pigment Stick Supports

The term “support” refers to the foundation, or backing, on which the actual painting surface (ground) is applied.  Any support used for traditional oil painting can be used for Pigment Stick work.

Recommended Supports for Pigment Sticks

  • Stretched Canvas
  • Paper
  • Clay-coated paper (support and ground)
  • Clayboard (support and ground)
  • Encausticbord
  • Panel—Lauan/ Plywood/ Masonite
  • Sculptural
  • Metals:
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Glass
  • Plexiglas