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Now available in a half-stick size, these vibrant, velvety soft pastels are 30% larger than most brands. Hand–rolled for professional artists, each set of Half-Stick Soft Pastels offers an introduction to Richeson's distinctive range of Grays, Earths, Yellows, Blues, and Reds.
Set of 6
This set includes Gray 171, Gray 167, Earth 151, Yellow 73, Blue 34, and Red 131.
Set of 24
This set includes Gray 171, Gray 166, Gray 174, Gray 167, Earth 147, Earth 161, Earth 104, Earth 116, Yellow 95, Yellow 73, Yellow 80, Yellow 85, Green 82, Green 11, Blue 33, Blue 34, Blue 58, Blue 59, Blue 261, Blue 61, Red 142, Red 221, Red 62, and Red 131.
Set of 48
This set includes Gray 171, Gray 166, Gray 174, Gray 167, Gray 15, Earth 160, Earth 150, Earth 151, Earth 147, Earth 161, Earth 237, Earth 102, Earth 99, Earth 107, Earth 104, Earth 109, Earth 116, Yellow 106, Yellow 93, Yellow 95, Yellow 68, Yellow 83, Yellow 105, Yellow 73, Yellow 80, Yellow 85, Green 82, Green 11, Green 5, Green 7, Green 23, Green 27, Green 31, Blue 33, Blue 54, Blue 34, Blue 58, Blue 59, Blue 261, Blue 61, Red 127, Red 129, Red 142, Red 221, Red 62, Red 135, Red 131 and Red 114.
Set of 120
This set includes Gray 171, Gray 164, Gray 168, Gray 165, Gray 166, Gray 169, Gray 174, Gray 167, Gray 181, Gray 158, Gray 15, Earth 160, Earth 155, Earth 156, Earth 150, Earth 151, Earth 132, Earth 120 , Earth 147, Earth 161, Earth 148, Earth 201, Earth 77, Earth 237, Earth 102, Earth 89, Earth 99, Earth 107, Earth 104, Earth 110, Earth 111, Earth 109, Earth 112, Earth 116, Earth 141, Earth 91, Yellow 225, Yellow 106, Yellow 108, Yellow 93, Yellow 95, Yellow 70, Yellow 68, Yellow 83, Yellow 71, Yellow 105, Yellow 72, Yellow 67, Yellow 84, Yellow 73, Yellow 69, Yellow 80, Yellow 76, Yellow 78, Yellow 74, Yellow 87, Yellow 85, Green 82, Green 24, Green 22, Green 11, Green 5, Green 6, Green 21, Green 7, Green 4, Green 3, Green 23, Green 8, Green 1, Green 10, Green 2, Green 29, Green 26, Green 12, Green 14, Green 27, Green 31, Green 32, Green 25, Blue 53, Blue 9, Blue 33, Blue 54, Blue 48, Blue 37, Blue 50, Blue 36, Blue 34, Blue 51, Blue 58, Blue 57, Blue 59, Blue 42, Blue 35, Blue 56, Blue 261, Blue 55, Blue 64, Blue 65, Blue 52, Blue 60, Blue 61, Red 90, Red 127, Red 75, Red 63, Red 128, Red 134, Red 222, Red 249, Red 129, Red 142, Red 221, Red 62, Red 113, Red 135, Red 131, Red 114, and Red 137.
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Beautiful and Buttery
from Sacramento, CA
Comments about Richeson Handmade Half-Stick Soft Pastel Sets:
These pastels are perfect for the Heilman Sketchbox I just bought. They are small enough to fit the box, but fat and sturdy. I am just waiting for the relentless West Coast heatwave to subside, so I can do some painting en plein air and put them through their paces.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice set of pastels for starting out
from Minneapolis. MN
I am just learning to paint with pastels and I like working with these pastels. They are between Rembrandt and Great American for softness. That being said they work best as first or second layer on Mi-Teintes or similar paper. If you need more layers you will want to use a fixative, sanded paper, or a softer brand to go over the top. These are difficult to use on the final layers without some grit on the paper so you may want to try a sanded paper.I got the Richeson 120 set and one of the problems I have run into with these is all the colors are mid range values. There is a dire lack of dark colors and limited light colors. It makes using them on their own very difficult. At the same time I got these I picked up a set of 120 Rembrandt half sticks. I find myself reaching for the Rembrandts more often then I thought I would. They fill the gaps with darks, light colors and earth colors. The Rembrandts are more difficult to layer then the Richeson, but that works well for blocking in my dark under paintings.Where I run into troubles is the upper layers, when I need to work back in my dark colors, Richeson does not provide the same darks as the Rembrandts and once I get to the last layers I can't use the Rembrandts easly, I risk accidentally sgraffitoing my painting.I ended up getting a Great American landscape set to add to my palette so I can get the dark colors I need for later layers. I still like these, if I don't want to use my more expensive pastels but want to play around I feel better reaching for these then using my more expensive ones, they are a great confidence booster.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Bright and soft to complement my other pastels
from Geneseo, Illinois
An excellent, very soft pastel half stick. None have crumbled in my fingers. They blend and play well. If you visualize your scene, then these will replicate it with minimal effort. They are packaged very well for shipping purposes. But the packaging maybe somewhat bulky for taking on a trip/vacation. I'll make room for them as they are that nice to use. Spectacular results await you. I used some of them in painting the attached garden pepper.
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Got it right, agsin
from Cape cod
Difficult to fine sanded pastel paper that works with so many different deals. Able to experiment and redo, if nessary.
Better than average but not as good as Terry Ludwig
from Nothern Arkansas
Nice pastels good coverage would recomend.
from Evergreen Co
A really good value. Nice colors and very soft. Not quite as creamy as the Ludwig, but a really good pastel for the money
By Linda love it
Great blending perfect colors for expressionist paintings with pastels
from Asheville, NC
I am fairly new to this medium and have been collecting half-stick set of middle range priced brands while I practiced. I finally felt like it was time to try some of the better pastels and chose this set. The colors are lush and there is a large enough selection for me to have good choices. I do mostlt landscape and florals and this set was an excellent buy for me.
I'm fairly new to pastels and have been collecting a few kinds to decide which ones I like and need. I've tried a few mid-range priced brands and then treated myself to these Unisons. They are lush. This half-stick set gave me a good range of colors (I do mostly landscape and florals) and the price was good for the superior value.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
cheap colors lacking richness
from hampstead, md
All of these colors are white tints of the colors they are attempting to emulate. If youre looking for anything legitimately rich or dark do yourself a favor and try another brand. A big disappointment!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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