Townsend Artists’ Soft Form Pastels

Diane Townsend’s palette of Soft Form pastels encompasses both classical artists’ colors and an exotic and vivid range of modern pigments and mixes based on observation of color in nature and in paintings ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary art.

Included are a specialty range of dark hues and off blacks; metallic, pearlescent and iridescent colors; and many grays and mauves mixed in such a way to give off a silvery light rather than being dull and flat.

All Soft Form pastels are formed by hand into pleasing one-of-a-kind sticks that contain no chalks or fillers. Each color is available in a range of hues that includes both light and dark shades.

Newly formulated Soft Form Pastels adhere better and produce less dust than previous formulations. Now heavier and stickier, each pastel incorporates a binder and less pumice than before. This reduces the amount of dust released into the air, onto fingers, and onto other surfaces — extending the life of the pastels and making them more economical to use. Metallic and pearlescent colors are especially improved by the new formulation.

Individual pastels measure 1¾" long × ½" wide × ½" thick (44 mm × 13 mm × 13 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.

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.

Townsend is a trademark of Diane Townsend.

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Soft Form Pastels


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