The Mount Vision Pastel Company was founded in 2000, by artist Karl Kelly (a former paint maker for a small oil paint company). Handmade in small batches in Mount Vision, New York, the pastels possess a wonderfully soft and “buttery” feel. The pigment easily releases to the pastel surface with little resistance, allowing layers to build without becoming “slick”. Pastels consist of the highest quality pigments with the addition of chalk, talc, or clay and binders. Various combinations, depending on pigment, create different handling properties. They are consistently tested to achieve the best feel and color intensity for each pastel color.
Mount Vision utilizes both traditional and synthetic pigments, which make great substitutes for traditional painting pigments that are health hazards to use in pastels (such as cadmiums, cobalts, etc.). Sold in both open stock individually and as sets.
Mount Vision Soft Pastel sticks measure an average of 2 1/2” long x 1/2” diameter (slight variations may occur due to handmade nature of product)