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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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Luscious Colors that keep you coming back
from Centralia WA
Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets:
First time user, so I was looking for something with value that wouldn't fight my efforts. This brand was recommended by several artist friends so I took the plunge. Because they offered a color selection based on the type of subject that I like, it made it easier to pick out which set I would use the most. Colors are amazing! Feel of the product was very soft and buttery. All the reviews I read were right on target. A very good product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these pastels!
By island hopper
This set (The Paris Collection) was recommended to me by my teacher in a pastel workshop. It offers many colors that were not available in my more limited introductory Sennelier set. The colors are wonderful--I was happy with the painting which I tried using these last weekend (I'm fairly new to pastels, but was pleased with the "romantic" effect I was able to achieve using these pastels.)
Great for dolls!
from Phoenix, AZ
I use Sennelier open stock soft pastels for my doll faceups and they work perfectly. They are smooth and vibrant upon first application. The color also distributes evenly. I am very happy with this brand and will continue to use in the present and future.
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Sennelier soft pastels used on my Blythe doll
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Just beautiful pastels
from Laurel, MD
I am new to pastels and have taken some advice and purchased a few colors by several different makers of pastels, the Senneliers being the least expensive. I love the Sennelier pastels for their richness of color and the wonderfully creamy feel when they mark the paper. My favorite so far.
It help me fill all the tooth of pastel paper, very smooth
I will only buy these pastels! They're the best!
from San diego
I love the consistency of these pastels. They're soft and the colors are so vibrant! I usually use it with their pastel card. I don't even like to smear it. I love the texture it creates! It's a perfect product and I wouldn't use or buy any other brand.
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The order came soooo fast and was packed carefully!
from Sturgeon Bay WI
Sennelier pastels are the best - soft with intense color.
Great product - excellent portrait colours.
By Great Art
from Hervey Bay, Queensland
Great pastels and colours for painting portraits.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My Favorite Pastels
By Solo Canoer
from Adirondack Mountains, NY
I have more of these than any other brand of pastels. They are just right in softness for me. I can layer them more than the softer brands. The consistency is good, the quality, too. The price is right too. I also like the lack of toxicity. (I hope that is accurate.) I like to buy pastels without the toxic warnings. After all, there is pastel dust all over the area I work in.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
wonderful to work with!
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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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