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Great American Art Works’ owner is a chemist, and his initial research into pastel production focused on the materials and methods of established companies. He soon discovered that old techniques produced old pastels! By employing new materials, techniques, and equipment, he eventually discovered the right combination of ingredients and methods.
Today, Great American Art Works handmade soft pastels are recognized the world over for their excellence. Richly pigmented, these pastels have superb brilliance of tone. Each pastel measures approximately 2½" × ½" (65 mm × 13 mm).
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Minimum Order — Please order individual pastels (open stock) in a minimum of 6, so that we can efficiently package and ship your order. Your selection may be assorted to meet this requirement.
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Great American Pastels - high quality at a fair price
from Windsor, CO
Comments about Great American Art Works Pastels:
The perfect soft pastel for painting. It blends easily and the colors are full bodied.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Rich color, good addition to palette
By Pastel Painter of 5 years
from Cape May, NJ
Rich colors, good quality soft pastels, buying individual pastel sticks from Blick is a great addition to my palette.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite pastels
Medium soft, excellent range of hues
Nice for bright spots and highlights
Small area accents
Great choice for beginner pastel painters
from Evanston, Illinois
My first pastel purchase was the Blick's Artist's Soft Pastels and i found them to be too hard. Next, I purchased a few sticks of Sennelier and Schmincke and they were wonderful but sticks were small. And then i purchased some Great American sticks and loved them. You get a bigger stick so more color for your money. And they layer really well.
Good price for great product!
from Toston, MT
I really like the Great American Art Works brand. You can buy sets put together by popular artists, which is interesting. They also sell single sticks, so you can build your inventory of colors over time. I like the square shape. They are not the softest pastels out there, but meet most of my needs.
What's not to love
from Mt. Storm, WV
The colors are terrrific, they are soft and not crumbly. They cover and blend well.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Soft and smooth pastels
from Hendersonville, NC
Ordering single pastel sticks helped me decide on investing in a Great American pastel set.
Great for glazing and final details.
By Former newswriter
from Eagle Point, Oregon
I use many different brands of soft pastels including Blick. I like all but when it comes to glazing skies and water or for final touches, Great American pastels work for me. Even with a light touch, the pastels go on smoothly and fill the nooks and crannies with even color. Heavier applications also work. The shape and size are perfect for this type of application.
Wonderful shadow colors
By Annie of Avila
from Santa Fe, NM
I love the hazy purples and blues for shadows, especially in snow scenes.
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