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Designed by accomplished pastel artists, each set of handmade, richly pigmented full-size pastels is arranged in a reusable cardboard box adorned by artwork inspired by the selection within.
Richly pigmented, these pastels have superb brilliance of tone.
Note — Shapes of pastels may vary. Sticks measure approximately 2½" × ½" square or ½" dia. round (65 mm × 13 mm square or 13 mm dia. round).
This set of half sticks includes every color in the Great American Artworks Pastel line — 546 colors in all.
General Purpose, Set of 18
Grey Box, Set of 18
Pearlescent, Set of 18
Very Dark, Set of 18
Color Wheel, Set of 36
Animals, Set of 39
Bride of Monty, Set of 39
General Purpose, Set of 39
Big Grey, Set of 39
North American Landscape
Portrait, Set of 39
Son of Monty, Set of 39
Southwest Landscape, Set of 39
Assorted Half Sticks, Set of 60
Alan Flattmann Master Palette, Set of 78
Anne Heywood Gallery, Set of 78
Bob Rohm Painterly, Set of 78
Carducci Portrait, Set of 78
Claude Texier Assorted, Set of 78
Claudia Seymour Sill Life, Set of 78
Daniel Green Master Portrait
General Purpose, Set of 78
Lorenzo Chavez Landscape
Margaret Evans Gallery
Markle American Landscape
McDaniel Plein Air
Richard McKinley Landscape
Southwest Landscape, Set of 78
Stephanie Birdsall Gallery
Tarbet Floral, Set of 78
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love these pastels !
from Muncie, IN
Comments about Great American Art Works Pastel Sets:
I use these pastels on U art sanded paper or pastelboard. I love how smooth they glide and the colors are vibrant. I have tried other brands that are more expensive and find these are a great value and do a beautiful job.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good Quality Product
I use product for my pastel paintings. Colors are great. Price is very expansive compare to amount of colors you get for this price.
A painter's dream come true
I am very pleased with the wide array of beautiful colors in this McKinley Set. Am just getting started using them and really like the way they perform. Was disappointed that they came in a cardboard box instead of the wooden one described when I placed the order.....
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great American Art Works Soft Pastels
I am new to the pastel medium & was using a product of med softness when I was introduced to this wonderful product & I have to say they are glorious to use , the colour is so vibrant & applys to the surface like silk .Great product !
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from Santa Cruz,CA
I am a new paste artist so take this into consideration when reading this. I found these pastels to be very soft and buttery. I also found a couple of them to break as I picked them up. I love the colors, very vivid.
Great set of pastels
By Kathy JF
from The Woodlands, TX
I love my set of Great American half-stick pastels! I nice assortment of colors and lusciously soft. I'm enjoying working with these and the half-stick set is very economical. In fact, I plan to get the other half-stick set next! Dick Blick, please start carrying the other 60 half-stick set of these so I don't have to buy them somewhere else, I'd rather buy from you!
I am drawing with these pastels. I found the colors to be very useful with many wonderful choices. They are very soft. A few crumbled in my hand. I still had pieces large enough to use.I was able to create many different types of scenes. I would buy these again when I needed a really soft pastel.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Followed my instructions-very pleased!
I requested very careful packaging for this box of fragile pastels, because the last time I had ordered a set they had not been adequately protected and some were broken. I put my request in the "Special Instructions" box. I was so pleased with the way the pastel box was wrapped and cushioned inside the shipping box. The pastels were in perfect condition and arrived very quickly. Good job! Thank you so much!
Wonderful soft pastels
from Nevada City, CA
Love these pastels. And Blick's is great - one was broken on arrival and they sent me a replacement stick immediately - Thanks!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Soft Pastel!
from Wheaton, IL
I just bought a couple of these sticks to test out...unbelievable color and consistency! Super soft and buttery, but not too mushy or crumbly.
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