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The history of Royal Talens goes back to 1899. In that year, Marten Talens founded the "Dutch Factory for Paints, Lacquers, and Inks" based in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Rembrandt Soft Pastels have since become one of the most popular artist pastels in the world.
We offer you the full range of Rembrandt colors in open stock. Rembrandt pastels are made from the purest pigments and mixed with the finest quality kaolin clay binder. No pigments containing heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and cobalt, are used in production which ensures that the pastels have no hard bits or sharp edges.
These pastels are harder in consistency than many soft pastels, allowing for more control and definition in your painting. Full sticks measure 2-3/4" long × 7/16" diameter (70 mm × 11 mm). They are paper wrapped, and are sold individually. Half sticks are available only in sets.
Gift Idea — Rembrandt Soft Pastels are available in a variety of attractively packaged sets, from economical half stick sets to the exquisitely packaged wooden box sets. See Rembrandt Soft Pastel Sets for pictures and more detailed specifications of these sets.
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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30 pastel landscape set
Comments about Rembrandt Soft Pastel Sets:
I bought this set to try Rembrandt pastels and have completed one landscape using them. They are as I expected, softer than the Caran D'Ache pastel pencils I have been using, but harder than other pastels I have used, such as Unison. I work on the grit-surfaced Ampersand Pastelbord. The color selection in this set is good for landscape and sufficed for my picture. I am pleased with their covering power, and surprisingly, less dust than the pastel pencils. I used the pastel pencils only in a few places to achieve hard edges, or in small areas where the blunter Rembrandt's were hard to use with precision. This is the trade-off for the greater covering power and the much larger range of colors, tints and tones in the complete Rembrandt set. The second benefit is that the Rembrandt's keep my work looser.On the basis of this experience, I decided to buy the complete 225 stick set, quite an investment. Blick has always given me outstanding service even on returns, and I'll probably continue to order from them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Valley Center, Ca
Comments about Rembrandt Soft Pastels:
These pastels hold up the best for chalkboards and they don't crumble as much as some other brands, plus they have a huge selection of colors making it easy to select what I need from the same line of products.
I am a beginner pastel artist. On the recommendation of my teacher I bought a set of 90 pastels. I am loving using them and think I bought the right amount of colors to start off with.They are easy to use .
Rembrandt Soft Pastels
By Donna G
from Cumberland, Md
I am a pastelist. I do love the layering techniques. Using all of the different levels of hardness and the pigment saturation. There are Rembrandt Pastels in every piece I've completed since the beginning. The brand is on the soft side of the mid range hardness scale. The colors are true and consistent. Wide range of colors. They are the backbone of my work.
A box of jewels!
By New user
The pastels are richly colored and glide on paper so beautifully. Exciting and easy to use for a first time user!
By Sr. Artist
Rembrandt pastels are my go-to basics...not too hard, not too soft...just right. The color selection is very good, and the half sticks are an excellent buy. I keep a spare piece of fine sandpaper by my easel to rub the new pieces on, just to get the shiny off. They blend well and make painting a hard edge easy.
from virgin islands
I live in the virgin islands where color is so beautifully intense. These pastels give me the richness I need for the landscapes and the abstracts. They layer well and the price is phenomenal
Very good product
By Jack Of All Trades Master Of None
from Montpelier, VA
I am a beginner to pastels and wanted to try several brands before making a major purchase. It is great that Rembrandts are available piece by piece, so I bought several to try. They seem to be harder than Sennelier or Unison, but that could be a very good thing for a beginner. The colors are great and I enjoyed fooling around with them. Would recommend to anyone trying to figure out what to buy. It seems that many beginner classes recommend these pastels.
I ordered extra colors of chalk for a recent Chalkfest event. The shipment arrived on time and the Rembrandt chalk was beautiful and vibrant.
from Flemington, NJ
After trying many brands of Pastels, Rembrandt pastels continue to be my favorite. They come in a wide range of colors and are neither too soft nor too hard. Like Goldilock's porridge, they are "just right"
Rembrandt pastels are made from the purest pigments and mixed with the finest quality kaolin
clay binder. No pigments containing heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and cobalt, are used in
production which ensures that the pastels have no hard bits or sharp edges.
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