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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
Margot Schulzke Master Class Collection
Southwest Landscape, Set of 78
Stephanie Birdsall Gallery
Tarbet Floral, Set of 78
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Just What I Needed!!
from Austin, Texas
Comments about Great American Art Works Pastel Sets:
I am just getting started with pastels. I have some harder pastels for under painting, but knew I needed a set of soft pastels for top layer touches. The colors are perfect as I have decided to focus on animals. These are extremely creamy and very soft, although they do not crumble as you use them as another brand does. The colors I have used so far give a very realistic look to the animals.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these pastels
from Washington, DC
I really enjoy the McKinley landscape set. Wonderful colors and I am very pleased with Great American pastels. Soft, but not so soft that they crumble as some of my other pastels have done. I will definitely be buying more Great Americans to fill round out my palette.
Great American artist pastels.
from Glasgow Scotland. U.K.
I use it to paint it is great in quality. Colours are vibrant. The sticks are very soft and give little dust. Couldn't ask for better. A bit pricy but worth it.
from Detroit, Mi.
The Bride of Monty is sumptuous. The gradations of colors rock. Love them!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love these pastels !
from Muncie, IN
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.
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.....
(4 of 4 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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!
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