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The "feel" of a pastel — or how a pastel releases to paper — depends on the individual pigments used and the base they’re mixed with. Karl Kelly, owner of Mount Vision Pastel Company, understands that. By combining his technical expertise and artistic background, Kelly has translated the vivid color and unique density of individual pigments into high-quality, affordable pastels for the artist who sees beyond the expected when it comes to color.
Each hand-rolled stick contains a unique combination of traditional and synthetic pigments, combined to bring out their inherent beauty, enrich their undertones and make each color sing, both individually and together. Combined in varying degrees with marble dust, chalk and clay to assure a consistently smooth and buttery feel, colors lay down with minimal resistance, allowing several layers to accrue without becoming too thick.
Each stick measures 2½" long × ½" diameter (64 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.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best for portrait work
Comments about Mount Vision Soft Pastels:
At the advice of a pastel teacher I purchased these for portrait work. Easy to hold, buttery soft. Numbers 310,311,312 great for faces.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Libertyville, Illinois
Mount Vision pastels are among the best soft pastels I've used. They color range is very good, the colors are strong and they apply to the surface beautifully. AND, if that were not enough, they are a great bargain! Excellent product!
from Palatine, Il
One of a kind set-as the name implies it's great for dynamic skies. The size of Mount Vision pastels allows for larger paintings without using up your favorite sticks.
Soft but low dust and stays together. Beautiful colors.
Love The Colors
from Hood River, Or
I love the richness of Mt Vernon's colors! And, I think these arereally nice pastels. I'm new to pastels...but, I'm pretty sure I willstick with these pastels.
Well made soft saturated color. Great customer service.
By bay bye
from interlochen Mich.
Received broken pastels. They need to be packaged better. But customer service did me well with new ones.
from Brandon, FL
I love the pigment. The blend flawlessly. I love the colors. They are a great value.
Love the color and touch of Mount Vision Pastels.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Much too large for my taste
when i purchased these i didn't realize how hard they were, every stick in my set is as hard as your average nupastel, if not harder, which would be fine, i do a lot of work in my paintings with hard pastels, but these sticks are so huge that it's impossible to use them without breaking off chunks, something i very much don't like to do.i bought the 25 piece skin tone set, and as far as color selection goes, it has more gradations than are available from nupastel, so it comes in handy to fill in the gaps, but again, the size of each stick is so large they are completely unusable in their factory form and require me to cut them into smaller pieces...why would a company do that??i don't think they should be sold as soft pastels, since they are clearly very hard pastels, if they were in the correct section i would have known better and bought a set from an actual soft pastel brand, and no doubt would be much happier with my purchase...these pastels are much to large to be useful to me, and will probably be sold very soon for half the price i paid, i am regretting my decision to buy them very much and wish i had returned them the day i received them...i will never buy another pastel from mount vision!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Our Customer Care team is always happy to help you with any item that does not meet your expectations. We feel that your pastels may be defective. Please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-723-2787 for assistance with a return or exchange.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Generously large , highly pigmented
The Mt. Vision pastels are the best for the price , they are generously large , highly pigmented quite soft ...on a scale of 1-10 I'd would give them an 8 for softness.I can break them and have some for studio and some for travel, plein air , workshop boxes.I have the green collection , blue collection and my most recent order a choice of reds that I hand picked .Dick blick packaged them in several small boxes . Well packaged .
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