Our Richeson Signature Pastels are appropriate for every level of creativity. They are well-made, versatile and vibrant. They are perfect for all paintings from sketching to final touches.
Richeson Handmade Soft Pastels
• Superior lightfastness,
• Create broad smooth strokes
or fine detail
• 33% larger than most pastels
on the market
• Full-size stick: 2-3/4" x 5/8"
Half-size stick: 1-3/8" x 5/8"
• Perfect for velvety finish work
• Offers consistent application
Classico fine oil pastels offer depth of tone and brightness comparable to quality oil paints. Their special composition is creamy and soft enough to permit lines and colours to be drawn on surfaces of all kinds. They can be thinned as required and blended on the surface using turpentine essence or oil essence to produce highly transparent colours and unusual effects, fixed even onto porous surfaces. In addition to classic applications on paper and cardboard, these "oily" pastelsare perfect for colouring in details on prepared canvases and plaster, or smoothwood and gesso board. Of course the line produced is still the graphic, striated mark of a pastel, but it can be blended with essences to create an effect that is exactly the opposite, making this technique one of the most versatile and best-suited to contemporary tastes.Excellent for sketches and layouts, Classico fine oil pastels are available in 48 exceptionally bright and lively colours.
Sakura Craypas Oil Pastel
Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil. The motivation was to provide school children with a blend-able, smooth textured art material to help promote creativity and self-expression.
Young artists blossom with creamy, smooth color that they can smear, blend, dot, over-lap and mix. They can learn how to hold a stick to achieve different strokes – either as a pencil, clenched in a fist or on its side. Scratch and stencil art are possible in addition to working with water color over variety. Creativity and interest are enhanced with materials that encourage exploration and expression.
Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel features:
Unison Colour began in the early 1980’s when Artist John Hersey found that mass-produced, factory made pastels simply did not offer the qualities he was looking for, and so he decided to make his own. Today we hand make over a quarter of a million sticks a year.
Unison pastels are still made to the original recipes that were created by John Hersey. Unison Colour handmade soft pastels are highly pigmented that reveal intense colour when used.
Unison soft pastels offer vibrant or subtle shades of colour with a wonderful consistent & smooth texture that makes them ideal for pastel paintings of any subject. These soft pastels have an ability to create a range of effects & their softness lends itself to colour mixing while drawing & keeps the work fresh. The versatility of the pastel means they can be blended & used with different mediums such as oil, charcoal, pencil & watercolour. Used by both professional & amateur artists, Unison Colour soft pastels are renowned for being the best on the market.