Winsor & Newton Artists Oilbar is a high quality oil color in stick form, enabling artists to paint and draw freely and directly on to a surface. Combining the richness and buttery consistency of oil color and the flexibility of pastels and charcoal, Artists Oilbar can be used to paint anywhere, anytime. Each color is made from artists grade pigments and linseed oil or safflower oil, blended with specially selected wax. When softened and blended, Artists Oilbar moves freely and mixes well with other colors, whether Oilbar or tube oil color. As well as working directly on a surface, Artists Oilbar can be applied with a brush or knife, depending on the preferred technique.