Sennelier Oil Pastel Sets

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Set of 24, Universal
Set of 24, Universal
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In 1949, Parisian painter Henri Goetz approached Henri Sennelier, the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax color stick for his friend Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a long-time Sennelier customer and a frequent visitor to their store across the street from the Louvre museu...

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Set of 12, Iridescent — White, Black, Aluminum, Pale Gold, Rich Pale Gold, Rich Gold, Red Copper, Transparent Blue, Iridescent White, Golden Pearl, Red Gold, and Reddish Brown Gold.

 

Set of 12, Starter — White, Pale Blue, Lemon Yellow, Black, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Cinnabar Green Yellow, Green Medium, Mandarin, Delft Blue, Permanent Intense Red, and French Ultramarine Blue.

 

Set of 24, Landscape — White, Gray Green, Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow, Red Deep, Venetian Red, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cinnabar Green Deep, Cinnabar Green Yellow, Phthalo Green Light, Sap Green, Sap Green Light, Mars Black, Delft Blue, Cinnabar Yellow Brown, Violet Ochre, Mummy, Pine Green, Sky Blue, Charcoal Blue, Light English Red, and Chrome Brown.

 

Set of 24, Portrait — White, Blue Gray, Reddish Brown Gray, Naples Yellow, Black, Flesh Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Pink, Sepia, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Geranium Lake Light, Brown Madder, Violet Ochre, Permanent Intense Red, Cold Gray, Sky Blue, Royal Blue, English Gray, Rose Ochre, Luminous Yellow, Coral, Orange Ochre, Light English Red.

 

Set of 24, Still Life — White, Prussian Blue, Bordeaux, Blue Gray, Gray Deep, Violet Gray, Yellow Ochre, Red Deep, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Blue Chromium Green, Sap Green Light, Sennelier Brown Light, Moss Green, Mars Orange, Olive Brown, Mummy, Medium Gray, English Gray, Terra Cotta, Red Brown, Brown Ochre, Chrome Brown, snd Earth Brown.

 

Set of 24, Assorted — White, Azure Blue, Pale Blue, Reddish Brown Gray, Gray Green, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Deep, Black, Yellow Ochre, Ruby Red, Burnt Umber Raw Umber, Cinnabar Green Yellow, Green Medium, Brown Madder, Mandarin, Geranium Lake Light, Delft Blue, Pine Green, Celadon Green, Celestial Blue, Permanent Intense Red, French Ultramarine Blue, and Red Brown.

 

Set of 36, Plein Air Wooden Box — White, Pale Blue, Prussian Blue, Bordeaux, Blue Gray, Yellow Gray, Gray Green, Violet Gray, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow, Flesh Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Red Light, Ruby Red, Olive Green, Pale Pink Madder Lake, Indigo Light, Chinese Orange, Mars Black, Titanium Buff, Geranium Lake Light, Moss Green, Mars Orange, Violet Ochre, Midnight Blue, Pine Green, Celadon Green, Parma Violet, Phthalo Blue, Cold Gray, Indian Blue, Gold Brown, French Ultramarine Blue, Red Brown, and Earth Brown.

 

Set of 48, New Colors (Discontinued) — White, Ultramarine Blue, Black, Mandarin, Yellow Ochre, Nickel Yellow, Geranium Lake Light, Delft Blue, Cinnabar Yellow Brown, Moss Green, Turquoise Blue, Ash Blue, Mars Orange, Violet Ochre, Olive Brown, Midnight Blue, Mummy, Pine Green, Celadon Green, Havana Ochre, Parma Violet, Cobalt Violet Light, Prussian Green, Celestial Blue, Permanent Intense Red, Transparent Medium, Phthalo Blue, Cold Gray, Medium Gray, Indian Blue, Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Charcoal, English Gray, Rose Ochre, Gold Brown, Terra Cotta, Luminous Yellow, Permanent Green Light, Charcoal Blue, Coral, French Ultramarine Blue, Orange Ochre, Red Brown Light, Light English Red, Brown Ochre, Chrome Brown, and Earth Brown.

 

Set of 48, Assorted — White, Azure Blue, Pale Blue, Blue Gray, Yellow Gray, Reddish Brown Gray, Gray Green, Bright Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow, Black, Mandarin, Yellow Ochre, Red Light, Ruby Red, Venetian Red, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Barite Green, Cinnabar Green Yellow, Green Medium, Olive Green, Geranium Lake Light, Chinese Orange, Brown Madder, Mars Black, Delft Blue, Violet Ochre, Midnight Blue, Pine Gr

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Oil pastels can be used alone to create a painting. Apply them thickly or thinly, blurred or clearly defined. They can be combined with oil painting mediums such as turpentine, paint thinner, or any of the painting oils to produce glazing, scumbling, or wash effects.

Oil paints should never be used over oil pastels, because oil pastels never dry out, and oil paints will not adhere to the underlying surface. Oil paints can be used over an oil pastel wash, provided that the underlying surface is primed. Interesting effects can be achieved by scraping, scratching, smearing, or scrubbing the pastel surface.

Oil pastels can be used as a resist with water-based mediums such as watercolor or acrylic. Waterbased paint will not mix with the pastel. Oil pastels can also be used with colored pencils and oil sticks. They can be used in conjunction with printmaking inks to create monotypes.

Oil pastels can be applied with a palette knife to achieve impasto effects. For ease in application, the pastel can be heated or melted to obtain a smoother, more creamy or fluid medium.

Recommendations for Supports  — Sennelier Oil Pastels were created to free artists from technical restraints and the limitations of traditional supports such as canvas. They are extremely versatile and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces.

Use them on acid-free drawing paper, at least 100–110 lb. weight, or on watercolor paper, at least 140 lb. A surface that is lightly textured, but not rough, is customary for oil pastels.

Use them on museum board, illustration board, or any acid-free paperboard stock, or apply them to rigid supports such as wood, Masonite, glass, ceramics, or metal.

Soft supports such as canvas, made of cotton, linen, or polyester, can also be used, as well as other natural and synthetic fabrics.

Note — Although it is not absolutely required, Sennelier recommends applying a coat of gesso prior to painting on non-paper surfaces, to preserve the intensity and vibrancy of colors.

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