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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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Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets:
Nice, soft pastels. Spread and blend easily with a very nice color choice. Work well with other pastels as a final layer, also great used alone for a full painting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Boston suburb
fast shipping at the height of the holiday rush and everything was packages to survive shipping
Great service/quality pastels
from Schenectady NY
These soft pastels flow and blend beautifully. You need to use a light hand on toothy paper to make them last. The pastels arrived safely but two colors crumbled easily when I tried to remove them. Another couple of colors were very hard but still worked OK.
I Recomend Soft Sennelier Pastel Sticks
from Geneseo, Illinois
These 11 Sennelier soft pastel sticks I purchased were selected to fill in the the various sets I have acquired with some needed subtle, light tints. Not sure if they are colors tinted to nearly a white or a white tinted with a color. Regardless, their color fit is very useful to achieve a contrast of values. And the softness allows in some cases, the ability to overlay the value without the application of a fixative. Some describe their application has a buttery feel. I would agree.Sometimes I apply these first, then drag/draw a hard stick over the application of the Sennelier pastel to blend or just draw-out into un-applied territory for a fading effect.If you are using a sanded paper, then applying these over a harder stick might be useful, though I have had limited experience with sanded paper. I generally prefer a heavy, 'normal' sketch paper/stock or a watercolor stock which I can blend color more effectively.I consider most pastels, each in a class of their own because they seem to serve their own purpose, so my "really nice" quality grade is the highest I can give.
Very nice to deal with
I had an issue with one item in an order and customer service was fantastic in helping to resolve the issue
By Mixed media Lynn
I recently discovered that I can use pastels over acrylic paint in my mixed media pieces. A great discovery for smoother skin and transitions. I'm still a beginning mixed media artist and still discovering skills and ways to mix materials. These soft pastels are so easy to use and "melt" into each other.
Blick selection and pricing is the best I've found
Sennelier Soft Pastels
from Diamondhead, MS.
I have started using Sennelier products recently and love the soft buttery feeling of blending them on paper and using water to use as background. I feel I am using the best product to produce art.
from Hayward WI
Recommended by instructor, envy of all the other students. Great first project
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from San Diego
So, have read about these forever; but could not believe pastels could be so different. They are.Purchased a half tray to try them - and I will be getting the full set.If you have hesitated because of price like me, well don't. They are worth it.
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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