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The world's finest oil pastels, designed to paint on any substrate!

The world's finest oil pastels were their first, originally created in 1949 by Henri Sennelier for Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a frequent patron of Henri’s art supply shop across from the Louvre, was looking for a vibrant colored pastel he could use to paint on anything, giving examples of wood, metals, paper, canvas, etc. Picasso enjoyed the immediacy of children’s crayons and soft pastels, but wanted to be able to use their freer, gestural qualities on all surfaces, and wanted them to be professional quality and lightfast. Sennelier’s first oil pastels have since been the hallmark and long-time standard of the medium.

Key Features:
  • Range of 120 Vibrant Colors, including iridescent, metallic, fluorescent colors
  • Highly pigmented and lightfast
  • Draw on virtually any surface!
  • Unlike oil paint, substrates do not require priming
  • Features a distinctive, sweet lavender scent
  • Soft, creamy application of color
  • Available in open stock or boxed sets
Perfect For:
  • Sketching in Color
  • Mixed Media Artists
  • Professional Artists
  • Air Travel (no restrictions)
  • Plein Air - no need to lug brushes, solvents, palette, etc.!
  • Gifts for the artist who has everything 
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Sennelier Oil Pastels Standard And Grande

The world's finest oil pastels, designed to paint on any substrate!

The world's finest oil pastels were their first, originally created in 1949 by Henri Sennelier for Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a frequent patron of Henri’s art supply shop across from the Louvre, was looking for a vibrant colored pastel he could use to paint on anything, giving examples of wood, metals, paper, canvas, etc. Picasso enjoyed the immediacy of children’s crayons and soft pastels, but wanted to be able to use their freer, gestural qualities on all surfaces, and wanted them to be professional quality and lightfast. Sennelier’s first oil pastels have since been the hallmark and long-time standard of the medium.

Creamy, lightfast, and vibrant, Sennelier Oil Pastels use the same high quality pigments and high pigment loads as their other lines, combined with a pure, synthetic binding medium and mineral wax.  As the binding medium does not oxidize, it will not jeopardize the artwork’s film stability or surface.  They are acid-free, so there is no need to prime any surface as a preventative barrier for protection against deterioration from acid. The neutral pH mineral wax provides a remarkably creamy texture that will never harden or yellow, thus providing excellent adhesion to any support, without ever fearing cracking. They may be thinned with spike lavender oil, turpentine, or mineral spirits to make washes or soften drawing strokes, or blended with the Transparent Blending Medium stick for a wide array of effects. 

They are the ideal medium for artists on the go, as sets can be taken on airplanes without any restrictions since they contain no solvents or liquid oils like tubed paints. The open stock of both traditional sized sticks and Grande sticks boasts 120 vibrant colors, including iridescents, metallics, and fluorescents (fluorescents are not lightfast). Sennelier also produces selective sets that offer both assorted color range sets for broader work, and specific ranges dedicated to landscape, still life and portrait colors, both in sturdy Cardboard and Wood Box Sets, perfect for gift-giving or extensive travel. 

Sennelier Oil Pastels are available in 2 sizes for multiple applications: Standard size, which at around 2 9/16" long by 3/8" in diameter are already 20% larger than most regular size oil pastels, and the new large Grande size – a whopping 5" long by 3/4" in diameter, the equivalent of 8 regular oil pastels and perfect for large scale work! The entire luminous 120-color range is available individually in both sizes, and the Standard size is also available in boxes of 5 pastels. Trusted and loved by masters like Picasso and Henri Goetz, these luscious pastels are tried and true, and will impress you with their quality and serve you well in all your artistic endeavors!

Key Features:
  • Range of 120 Vibrant Colors, including iridescent, metallic, fluorescent colors
  • Highly pigmented and lightfast
  • Draw on virtually any surface!
  • Unlike oil paint, substrates do not require priming
  • Features a distinctive, sweet lavender scent
  • Soft, creamy application of color
  • Available in open stock or boxed sets
Perfect For:
  • Sketching in Color
  • Mixed Media Artists
  • Professional Artists
  • Air Travel (no restrictions)
  • Plein Air - no need to lug brushes, solvents, palette, etc.!
  • Gifts for the artist who has everything 
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Sennelier Oil Pastels Standard And La Grande is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oil Pastels to Die For! Sennelier makes fabulous oil pastels - creamy and loaded with color. No skimping with these beauties. They will leave gorgeous marks on anything you want to use as a support. I use them every day in my work and never tire of their beauty and versatility. Can you tell I love them?
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still The Best! I wrote a review about 3 years ago singing the praises of this fine product. I am happy to report I am still singing... er, using these oil pastels. Exceptional quality! I discovered that they make an even larger version than the La Grande! Un fortunately, it is only available in France. Hopefully Jerry's can start stocking those as well.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grande Sennelier pastels I appreciate their quality and ease of use This is a unique way of painting that can be very freeing. There can be a difference in the way smaller and grande pastels appear in their application and I prefer the larger. I use them on conservation grade poster board, usually paired with a medium gel to create an underpainting. Great fun and results!
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is good. When I first started shopping at Jerry's Artarama three years ago, I bought some of these oil pastels. To my astonishment, they did really well! Not only are they good for flat color's laying, but you can also cut off some of it with a painting knife and apply it to the canvas or support in order to create impasto effects.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best around These oil pastels have a creamy texture that makes blending a snap. I wish the pastels had the color clearly printed on the paper labels to make selecting easier. I need to keep a white sheet of paper handy to mark with some of the darker colors to see the actual hue. Nevertheless these are the best oil pastels on the market
Date published: 2013-11-01
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Sennelier Oil Pastels Standard And Grande

The world's finest oil pastels, designed to paint on any substrate!

The world's finest oil pastels were their first, originally created in 1949 by Henri Sennelier for Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a frequent patron of Henri’s art supply shop across from the Louvre, was looking for a vibrant colored pastel he could use to paint on anything, giving examples of wood, metals, paper, canvas, etc. Picasso enjoyed the immediacy of children’s crayons and soft pastels, but wanted to be able to use their freer, gestural qualities on all surfaces, and wanted them to be professional quality and lightfast. Sennelier’s first oil pastels have since been the hallmark and long-time standard of the medium.

Key Features:
  • Range of 120 Vibrant Colors, including iridescent, metallic, fluorescent colors
  • Highly pigmented and lightfast
  • Draw on virtually any surface!
  • Unlike oil paint, substrates do not require priming
  • Features a distinctive, sweet lavender scent
  • Soft, creamy application of color
  • Available in open stock or boxed sets
Perfect For:
  • Sketching in Color
  • Mixed Media Artists
  • Professional Artists
  • Air Travel (no restrictions)
  • Plein Air - no need to lug brushes, solvents, palette, etc.!
  • Gifts for the artist who has everything 
$
2.64