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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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excellent - I'm adding more colors
By Bill Hansen
from Ithaca New York
Comments about Rembrandt Soft Pastels:
As a newcomer to pastels, I was advised to buy a set of either 120 or 225 of these. Instead I bought a set of 90 colors. The pastels are just right for me, firmer than most "soft" pastels, but providing fully pigmented, true colors. I'm delighted with my purchase. My only "problem" is that as I progress in my skills as a pastel painter, I realize that I didn't buy enough colors. I'm ordering more Rembrandts, and also supplementing my Rembrandts with occasional sticks of other brands.
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Worth Every Penny and Then Some!
By Linda K
Everywhere you turn, artists and instructors are always saying to buy the best materials you can afford. I would modify that and say that you should buy the best artist quality materials you can afford, even if it's just a few pieces at a time. For over a year I had been working with student grade materials due to severe budget constraints. While they were nice, I still wasn't able to achieve the results I was looking for. Recently I was able to purchase the Landscape set of Rembrandt pastels and I was shocked! I honestly didn't think there would be such a huge difference in materials, but there is. These pastels are creamy smooth, and when blending or working the material into the paper there are no gritty bits being pushed around. The results you can achieve with these vs. student grade are amazing. Also, the reason that I chose "Really Nice" and "A Solid Value" as compared to similar products is that this is the first artist quality pastel I've used so I can't compare them to others in this category.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Rembrandt select colors
from Suffolk, VA
While Rembrandt pastels are harder than most, they gave a few colors that I particularly like. A deep true red and their dark mars violet are 2 colors I use a lot.
Love these pastels!
from Oklahoma City
Comments about Rembrandt Soft Pastel Sets:
Nice smooth application, bright colors, will buy more in future.
Excellent quality and quick delivery
from Claremont, CA
Excellent quality product. Arrived in solid form, no breakage!
from Lafayette, IN
Rich pigment, great colors in the set. Minimal mess on fingers when using. I compared other art supply stores for this product, and Blick had a fantastic deal on them. Super pleased!
Wonderful Color, Easy Blending- Perfect Pastels!
from Krum, TX
These pastels blend easily and have plenty of pigment. I will continue to use them on my art journey.
Love my Rembrandt soft pastels
I am using the products to experiment with a new medium. I have found I love working with pastels.
By Artist's mother
from Normal, IL
Seemed to be very expensive, but these are the best according to art teacher .
It is not as soft as I expected,colors are Ok
from San Jose, ca
The colors are not as good as the cheap one.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. If you would ever like assistance comparing the relative softness of various pastels we offer, or if we can further advise in your selection, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com.
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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