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Here are genuine artists’ quality pastels — the softest in the world — uniquely packaged in stacking and interlocking jars. The packaging protects the colors, thus reducing damage and waste. PanPastels were specially developed so that artists could lift, apply, and control pastel color, just like true painting. The pan format holds color like paint for easy application. Each pan contains 35% more material than the average pastel stick. (On average, based on a market survey of standard soft pastel sticks.) The label, with color name and number, remains with the color pan for easy identification.
Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments, PanPastel colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft, low-dust formulation. These professional quality colors are highly pigmented and have excellent lightfastness. They are erasable and fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, and conventional fixatives. They can be mixed, blended, layered, and applied like paint for an infinite palette of colors.
With PanPastel, it is possible to create more painterly effects. The artist can apply controlled marks, from intense to delicate — ultra thin “glazing” layers and veils of color. It is possible to block in large areas of color in seconds, for backgrounds, underpainting, and tinting paper. PanPastels clean up easily.
Each jar contains 9 ml (0.3 oz) of pastel. Instructions are also included.
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.
**** Extremely Lightfast
21934-4750: Bright Yellow Green****
21934-4780: Bright Yellow Green Extra Dark****
21934-4760: Bright Yellow Green Shade****
21934-4770: Bright Yellow Green Tint****
21934-8040: Burnt Sienna****
21934-8030: Burnt Sienna Extra Dark****
21934-8050: Burnt Sienna Shade****
21934-8060: Burnt Sienna Tint****
21934-7650: Chromium Oxide Green****
21934-7680: Chromium Oxide Green Extra Dark****
21934-7660: Chromium Oxide Green Shade****
21934-7670: Chromium Oxide Green Tint****
21934-4470: Diarylide Yellow****
21934-4410: Diarylide Yellow Extra Dark****
21934-4480: Diarylide Yellow Shade****
21934-4490: Diarylide Yellow Tint***
21934-4220: Hansa Yellow****
21934-4210: Hansa Yellow Extra Dark****
21934-4230: Hansa Yellow Shade****
21934-4240: Hansa Yellow Tint***
21934-3060: Magenta Extra Dark****
21934-3030: Magenta Shade***
21934-3040: Magenta Tint**
21934-2360: Neutral Gray****
21934-2510: Neutral Gray Extra Dark****
21934-2520: Neutral Gray Extra Dark****
21934-2370: Neutral Gray Shade****
21934-2380: Neutral Gray Tint****
21934-2390: Neutral Gray Tint****
21934-4530: Orange Extra Dark****
21934-4510: Orange Shade****
21934-4520: Orange Tint***
21934-2560: Paynes Gray****
21934-2590: Paynes Gray Extra Dark****
21934-2570: Paynes Gray Tint****
21934-2580: Paynes Gray Tint****
21934-7550: Permanent Green****
21934-7580: Permanent Green Extra Dark****
21934-7560: Permanent Green Shade****
21934-7570: Permanent Green Tint****
21934-3710: Permanent Red****
21934-3690: Permanent Red Extra Dark****
21934-3720: Permanent Red Shade****
21934-3730: Permanent Red Tint**
21934-5160: Phthalo Blue****
21934-5190: Phthalo Blue Extra Dark****
21934-5170: Phthalo Blue Shade****
21934-5180: Phthalo Blue Tint**
21934-7800: Phthalo Green****
21934-7830: Phthalo Green Extra Dark****
21934-7810: Phthalo Green Shade****
21934-7820: Phthalo Green Tint***
21934-8070: Raw Umber****
21934-8110: Raw Umber Extra Dark****
21934-8080: Raw Umber Shade****
21934-8090: Raw Umber Tint****
21934-3740: Red Iron Oxide****
21934-3770: Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark****
21934-3750: Red Iron Oxide Shade****
21934-3760: Red Iron Oxide Tint****
21934-1020: Titanium White****
21934-5130: Turquoise Extra Dark****
21934-5110: Turquoise Shade****
21934-5120: Turquoise Tint****
21934-5230: Ultramarine Blue****
21934-5260: Ultramarine Blue Extra Dark****
21934-5240: Ultramarine Blue Shade****
21934-5250: Ultramarine Blue Tint****
21934-6610: Violet Extra Dark****
21934-6520: Violet Shade****
21934-6530: Violet Tint***
21934-4010: Yellow Ochre****
21934-4040: Yellow Ochre Extra Dark****
21934-4020: Yellow Ochre Shade****
21934-4030: Yellow Ochre Tint****
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from Granville ohio
Comments about PanPastel Artists’ Painting Pastels Sets:
Works great in mixed media painting. I use this product on top of stenciled modeling paste and to do portraits. Very easy to use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A truly elegant medium!
from Boise, Idaho
I am just an art student and amateur artist, but I feel like PanPastels has boosted my work to the next level. I really like using soft pastels, and adding PanPastels to my choice of media has allowed me to add beautiful backgrounds and under-painting effects to my work. I bought a couple of colors to experiment with, and now I have a whole drawer full! I especially appreciate that PanPastel's item numbers let me understand whether a pan is pure pigment, or a tint (pigment + white), or a shade (pigment + black). I have used some of the tools specific for this medium, but I also use a blunt eyeshadow brush for some nice effects.
from Yorkton, Saskatchewan
I love using pan pastels but have not been able to find a supplier in our area. I am very pleased to be able to order the colours I need and have them arrive so promptly and well packaged.
Fun to use
from Charleston, WV
Easy to use, and make a fun addition to art journaling. Rich color when applied to paper. I am really happy with this product.
Great for train modeling
from Murphy nc
We had attended a train weathering class using pan pastels. They are so much better than chalk but are easy to removed if you think you have overkilled. Also the black pan pastels are great to use on coal loads as they make the coal glisten like real. Definetly an asset to train modelers everywhere.
from Shiocton, WI
This product was recommended by a fellow taxidermist for fish replica painting. Very pleased with the product. Very pleased with the color selection which is hard to find with any other distributor. Fast shipping, comparable pricing. Recommended product!
By Susan W
from Summerville, SC
Great combo of colors
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Pan pastel hair and complexion
Fun set for someone who like pastels
For starters the price here on blick was a really good deal. I had never tried pan pastels before and wanted to get a nice set of basic colors. From what I have used so far they lay wonderfully on paper and you really don't need a whole lot to add a lot of color.Now my biggest issue with this set is the container. I end up spending like 5 minutes with it fighting to get it all screwed back together. That isn't too big of a deal for me, but some people may find it frustrating.
By Love Cats
from Ashburn, VA
Love the blendability. This is the best price I have found. Would love to have more.
PanPastels were created to offer the artist a new tool for artistic expression by merging dry medium with wet, painterly technique. These highest quality pastels are rich, soft and lightfast and are contained in a truly unique pan that holds 35% more material than the average stick pastel.
See what distinquishes these high quality artists' pastels and tools from any other. Both products were invented for artists by artists and offer a new and unique way of painting with pastel. This video will show various applications, tips, and techniques.
Sofft tools were specifically developed for use with PanPastel soft pastels but are so versatile, inexpensive, and reusable, they can also be used with most water-based art and craft materials. Try using with watercolor, acrylic paint, glazes and with a variety of dry mediums, such as hard or soft traditional pastels and charcoal to create exciting new techniques, marks, and effects.
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