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These oil pastels are perfect for older or more advanced students. They are intense in color and particularly soft and pleasant to use, not just on paper and board but also on wood or earthenware.
Talens includes many of the same single pigment colors found in professional brands, but at a more economical price. Individual pastels are round with paper sleeves and measure 2-3/4" × 7/16" (70 mm × 11 mm).
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.
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Comments about Van Gogh Oil Pastel Sets:
My Granddaughter was thrilled when she received these on Christmas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Even my mother approved of these!
from Bwk, GA
I gave these as a Christmas gift to my mother, and she immediately began planning her next masterpiece. Total satisfaction in giving and receiving these pastels!
Great pastels for the price
By Teacher D
Great color choices and a good value.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Van Gogh Oil Pastels
from Las Vegas
VG oil Pastels
from York PA
Great product from a great Art Supply house! Thank you Blick Folks!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
van gogh oil pastel
By weiner tot
These blend perfectly with sennelier oil pastels and I use them for base layers to save on costs as they are cheaper than the sennelier, harder and tend to last a bit longer. I don't use them alone only for base layers or blending.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Compares very well against the high end
from Albuquerque, NM
I bought a set of these, plus a few extra sticks, and at the same time bought a few sticks of Sennelier oil pastels for comparison. Based on the comments I had read about Sennelier, I fully expected to fall in love with those and relegate the Van Gogh to studies and learning. Not so! The Sennelier is, without a doubt, exceedingly smooth and buttery. Those who say it spreads like lipstick are right. But, for my purposes, I found that the VG oil pastels were better. Why? Being a little stiffer (just a bit), they make lines and details so much better. They are softer than inexpensive brands such as those you find at you local hobby store. They have deep, intense pigments. They blend very well -- I use torchons, a rubber stick blender, even my fingers. The VG oil pastels are a great deal too. I haven't tried every other brand out there but have tried several, and, for me, these fit my needs perfectly. I wish they had even more colors available! Those who say that VG products are a "high end" student grade are probably right. About me: I'm an amateur artist and don't sell my work, I draw and paint purely for pleasure.
(1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Works well for us.
from Aurora IL
We make hearing aids and this is a good product.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Lovely intense artwork
from Seattle, WA
I used the wonderful Van Gogh pastels on a drawing of a cat in a study of color and light with its back view.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
There are better options out there
Honestly, I'm surprised how many brick and mortar art stores carry open stock only of Van Gogh OPs (and sometimes Sennelier for the "high end"). These just do not seem that soft or blendable to me, and I'd think people trying OPs for the first time could be discouraged. I'd highly recommend looking into the Cra Pas Expressionist line over these. Their colors have individual lightfast ratings given online and are a real bargain. The even softer, (and lightfast) Gallery Artist line of Soft OPs is also a much better buy.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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