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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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Love these soft pastels
Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets:
I am new to pastels, but i can definitely tell the difference between the Rembrandts which are semi soft and these Senneliers, which are so very soft. They are a needed part of my pastels supplies. Cons: there are several colors in the set that are so similar. I wish they would replace them with some more intense colors .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these pastels!
By Extra Olives
from Atlanta, GA
I love using these pastels on the Sennelier pastel card - vibrant colors, no paper showing through.
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Phenomenal, vibrant, suck-your-eye-out colors
By Larissa F.
from Reston, Virginia
I use these pastels in combination with other mostly harder pastels and I am consistently blown away by their intensity and quality. Most of the pastels in the set a very soft and spread like peanut butter-- not for the heavy handed unless they have money to burn. They hold their shape pretty well, I've only had a few crumble and even then, only little bits (which I save to grind and reconstitute into new pastels). A couple colors are a little harder and grittier than others, but I don't really mind. I've used these on ArtSpectrum, uArt, and Sennelier Pastel Cartes and find they work best with the Sennelier Pastel Cartes (shocking, I know!). The pastel cartes just grab the pastel... very little ends up at the bottom of the easel in a waste pile and very little ends up on my fingers (different story with traditional sanded papers though).
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I will buy this product again.
from Fall Branch, TN
The pastels are great, easy to order, shipped in a timely manner.
Sennenlier soft pastel is my favorite.
from Milwaukee, WI
Half stick is much more convenient than the full size in all situations: en plain-air, in studio, landscape, portrait... Sennenlier colors are very close to the hues and shades in nature, suitable to my representational style of drawing. The only issue here is the colors selected for portraiture - they should be more subtle.
By Steph paints
from Melbourne Fl
beautiful soft creamy colors
from Davidson NC
This ruler is wonderful having the edge lifted and the groove to hold your fingers. Was pleased to discover the backing is rubberized to prevent slipping. Good design.
This purchase was to fill in some colors that are not in a set. I like having wrapping on the full sticks. Soft pastel can get very messy, but Sennelier colors are luscious.
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from Northeast NC
You get what you pay for and these soft vibrant pastels did not disappoint. The pastels go on really easy and are just so vivid the colors come to life on the pastel board. Will continue to buy this brand over and over again.
Definitely my favorite brand of soft pastels
from High Point, NC
I love how vibrant the colors are with these pastels. Always smooth and creamy...so easy to blend.
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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