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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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A box of jewels!
By New user
Comments about Rembrandt Soft Pastel Sets:
The pastels are richly colored and glide on paper so beautifully. Exciting and easy to use for a first time user!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Rembrandt Soft 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"
By Donna C
from Austin, TX
These are gorgeous colors and they lay color down beautifully. Wished I'd gotten them earlier in life!
Rembrandt soft pastels
The Rembrandt soft pastels work great.
rembrandt soft pastels great value
from Newbury Park, CA
These pastels are a great value in a medium pastel. Use them with all paintings I do. Use nupastels as base, then Rembrandts and last layer of softest pastels.
By Niagara Sam
from O'Fallon, IL
These pastels lay down color with ease and the layering characteristics are exceptional, even on smoother papers. The colors are very rich, even with the lightest of application. These are a great value and should be an addition to any artists pastel set
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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