Shiva is a brand owned by Jack Richeson & Co. When you're ready to start your next oil painting, pick up Shiva Artist's Paintstik Oil Colors instead of a brush. Ideal for sketching and outlining, Artist's Paintstik Oil Colors are a refined linseed oil blended with quality pigment and solidified into a convenient stick form. For the professional artist, art student or amateur artist, Artist's Paintstik Oil Colors are an effective medium to think out shape, composition and color, without a palette or mixing cup. They are also a useful aid to the art teacher to help students grasp fundamentals of oil painting without using classroom time for mixing paint and clean-up. You can actually paint "wet into wet" with a solid oil stick, allowing a feeling of free, spontaneous expression. You can draw directly on paper, wood, canvas and other surfaces and can be spread or blended and used in conjunction with conventional oil paints.