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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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Best quality basic pastel
Comments about Van Gogh Oil Pastel Sets:
I have been sampling different oil pastels, students' and artists' quality. Some sellers classify these Van Gogh's oil pastels as student, but other sellers as artist quality. The pigments are listed, and seem good. Not sure about the medium used in the stick, if it is truly achival. But they behave wonderfully. Great for massing in, getting a sharp edge. They are wonderful as an underlayer for Sennelier and Neopastel - unlike Sakura Specialist as a base layer - blending beautifully. So affordable!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Ok for sketchbook use, very inconsistent texture.
from Boston, MA
The texture on these varies from color to color, they are not very consistent. Some colors are pretty waxy while others are smooth. They are a great value for sketchbook or quick studies, but I would recommend a higher quality product for finished work.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good basic set
By tenth village
from Calais, Maine
They are a goos starter set. Or a good touch up set, that is what I use them for. Nice range of colors. Nothing surprising or fantastic about the colors or application qualities.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best brand for the price. These are not "student" pigments!
from Land of Enchantment
After trying individual sticks of different brands, I splurged on a Van Gogh set of 60, and am So Happy with them! Their pigment load, the purity of the colors, the fact that they offer two values of most colors (something that only these & the very expensive Holbeins do!!!), the consistency of feel from one stick to another, and the fact that their colors are true and they do not use ridiculous complex pigment blends (like some of the Cray Pas) means they work beautifully over my Golden acrylics - plus they have a lovely feel when put on a surface ... not too hard and not too soft. Just right for me. How we use media determines our opinions, which makes a review useless without some info on technique: I use oil pastels on gessoed surfaces by themselves or over acrylics, and love the look of skimmed layers of broken color (which is as close as I can get to a soft pastel look, since my asthma will not let me use soft pastels). For my needs, the best overall brand is Van Gogh, and I do splurge on some Senneliers for colors I want to blend and scrub into the surface with perfect smoothness or to pop a small touch of rich color on top, at the end. And Blick's price on the set of 60 is an unbelievable value! :)
from Elk River, MN
I have used these to complete two works of art. They are excellent, have a nice texture and great for adding detail.
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I got the wrong paint but my granddaughter love it
from Dayton Ohio
I love all the things in your store cause not only does craft work too , when I found this store you made me so happy for now I have a store that I love and I can order it , that was the best new . I just want to that you all so much God Bless
Exactly what I needed
By Nora goat farmer
from Bell, FL
Getting back into art after a 20 year hiatus, getting creative again!
from new berlin,wi.
My Granddaughter was thrilled when she received these on Christmas.
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.
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