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Sennelier uses only the purest pigments, mixed with minimal amounts of natural binders, in an exclusive formula that yields lightfast, water-soluble pastels. There is just enough binder to hold the pigment together as the pastels are formed by hand, placed in special molds, and allowed to air dry. No fillers or clays are used.
Sennelier soft pastels are highly concentrated and so soft that a gentle stroke will deliver a solid, powerful line of brilliant color. Sticks are 2½" long × ½" in diameter (64 mm × 13 mm).
Gift Idea —Delight the artist in your life with a set of Sennelier Pastels. Sennelier Pastels are available in a variety of gift boxes, from the economical half stick sets to more complete and specialized sets. See Sennelier 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.
Warning — These products may contain Titanium Dioxide which is a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer. Pending confirmation from the manufacturer, we are labeling these products with the Prop 65 icon. As we learn more, we’ll update this page.
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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from Dallas, Texas
Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastels:
I love the depth of color with these -- I am only sad when they crumble a little too much and l lose some of the pastel!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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These pastels seem to be the best all over in this catagory
My favorite pastels
By Sketchbook worm
from Salt Lake City , UT
Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets:
I bought the sennelier plein air half stick set for a workshop. They are so soft and creamy. Very vibrant colors. They are a joy to use and the price so reasonable..
Truly "soft" Pastels
By Grand Ma D
from Los Osos, CA
While I am new to this medium I find this brand very high in pigment its hard to control the dust. Probably the paper has something to do with it too. I am in the experiment stage at this point so will try different papers and pastels until they work together.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy from this company again. Great Product.
from Sun Prairie, WI
I use this product in some of my art classes, Love to work withit.
I would buy this product again.
from Fall Branch TN
from Toronto, Canada
Excellent set of very high quality pastels. It also comes very well packed so is a great set to use for travelling with pastels. Blicks had the best price based on my research however I did pick it up in the US because the shipping to Canada is always very expensive.
Sennelier Soft Pastel Set
from Mill Neck NY
great pastels at an affordable price
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I'm sold on Sennelier Soft Pastels
from Chestnutridge, MO
I enjoy working with Sennelier Soft Pastels as the pastel holds together beautifully without being grainy. The texture is soft and creamy, blends beautifully and offers a beautiful selection of colors.
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Paloma the Palomino
Sennelier Soft Pastels are my favorites.
These are my absolute favorite soft pastels. They have a very soft, buttery consistency. The blend beautifully. I recommend a harder pastel for detail work.
While Sennelier Soft Pastels were originally created for Edgar Degas, these beautiful100% pure pigment sticks are available for those who want brilliant color and velvety smooth lay-down.
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