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Sennelier Extra Soft Pastel SetsSave Up to63%Off list
Starting At: $13.65Videos…inspires creation! * Plein Air Landscape Half Stick Set of 80 - Sennelier has a rich history of providing Plein Air painters like Cezanne with their pastels, giving him the ability to produce the vibrant, rich landscape works he is known for. This 80 color half stick Plein Air collection has been… Sennelier Extra Soft Pastel Sets utilize a deep and rich history of color! In 1887, a huge supporter of the arts named Gustave Sennelier opened his artist’s supply store “Maison Sennelier” directly across from the Louvre in Paris, France. Sennelier was a talented chemist by trade, but through his love of art had a sharply honed eye for value and color. His extensive background researching and studying pigment origins led him to create his own personal pigment mixtures to sell directly to his customers (initially he sold his paints through existing manufacturers). His friendships with prominent artists of the day (whether already famous or yet undiscovered) and his fierce loyalty to them and their craft resulted in creating multiple mediums designed specifically for them. At the turn of the 20th century, Gustave dedicated three years of development to create an extra soft pastel for his friend and patron, artist Edgar Degas. His goal was to create a stick with the highest amount of pigment possible, adding only the transparent binder of gum arabic (a watercolor binder) and mineral fines to change the gradients of the colors (increasing amounts as the pastel stick lightens towards white). The use of the gum arabic creates a soft pastel that can also be wetted once on the substrate, and spread like a watercolor. With a total of 525 colors and the largest chromatic range offered in soft pastels, their vibrancy and brightness can attributed to not containing clays, like other brands. Pastel artists everywhere revere Sennelier especially for their mellow and deep dark tones compared to other makers, likely due to their higher pigment concentration with little filler. The cylindrical pastel mold used by Sennelier in the manufacturing process does not compress the pastel paste, instead merely forming the uniform shape (which now features a larger diameter stick than before for added strength, while maintaining the soft nature of the pastel). Sticks are dried naturally in the open air for 4 weeks for a uniform softness throughout the pastel. Using Sennelier Soft Pastels utilizes a deep and rich history of color, backed up by one of the most dedicated craftsman to color in history. Artists who relied on his and his son Gustave’s expertise and experience achieved fame through their artworks, like Paul Gaugin, Modigliani, Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Picasso, Chagall, Salvador Dali, and so many more. Give yourself the treat designed for the pastel master Degas himself, and choose Sennelier for the finest quality soft pastels available! Key Features: * Available in multiple sets for all budgets * Specially selected sets for landscape, portrait, or still life * Originally created by Sennelier for master pastellist Edgar Degas * Renowned for deep and dark colors due to high pigment load * Available in cardboard and wood box sets for travel Perfect For: * Serious Pastel Artists * Application over watercolor or acrylic * Use with textured and sanded pastel papers and boards * Traveling, does not fall under airline restrictions * As gifts for the artist who has everything * Half Sticks Measure 1 1/14” long x 5/8” diameter (unwrapped in a slightly larger, squared shape to prevent breakage) * Standard Sticks measure 2 ½” long x ½” diameter * Half Stick Black Wood Box Sets of 60 & 120 - these Sennelier best selling half stick soft pastels are now available in chic black wood boxes, perfect for gift giving. Opening the ebony box of these luminous colors inspires creation! * Plein Air Landscape Half Stick Set of 80 - Sennelier has a rich history of providing Plein Air painters like Cezanne with their pastels, giving him the ability to produce the vibrant, rich landscape works he is known for. This 80 color half stick Plein Air collection has been carefully selected for its’ simplicity and ability to mix a full spectrum of landscape color, without carrying the extra weight of too many pastels in the field. Half sticks are great for making broad strokes, to cover larger areas more quickly. * Voyage Set of 10 - This Voyage pastel set features 10 professional quality half-stick soft pastels by Sennelier. Handmade since 1900 these extra-fine pastels have unparalleled softness and pigment intensity providing each stroke with brilliant color. Enclosed in a sturdy metal tin for protection, each set also includes 3 sheets of pastel card, a graphite pencil and a pastel brush. * Value Sets of 80 - Available in sets of 80 Assorted Colors and 80 Landscape Colors, these value sets also include a 10-Pack of UArt Pastel Paper and a Creative Mark 12x16" Mesh Zipper Bag! * Vintage Set of 12 - This unique limited edition set is the perfect way to celebrate Sennelier's 125th anniversary! Includes 12 soft pastels in the same original range as chosen by the company's founder, Gustave Sennelier, packaged in a vintage style cardboard box. A great gift for any artist! * Luxury Wood Box Set of 525 - This new Limited Edition Set celebrates Sennelier's 125th Anniversary of making the highest quality art mediums! Includes the entire range of standard stick Soft Pastels (one of each color), beautifully housed in a gorgeous convenient tiered box, featuring individual pastel drawers. An amazing gift set for serious artists! See More
Sennelier Oil Pastel SetsSave Up to58%Off list
Starting At: $16.64Videos…wood and lined with foam dividers for safe pastel storage. Standard size pastels are available in sets of 36, 50 and 120 (the full range of colors!), as well as a 36 Assorted colors set of the large La Grande pastels. Perfect for taking on trips and plein aire painting! Key Features: * Cardboard box… The world's finest oil pastels, high quality pigments and high pigment loads 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 La Grande sticks boasts 120 vibrant colors, including iridescents, metallics, and fluorescents (fluorescents are not lightfast). Sennelier’s selective sets 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 both Standard (2 9/16" long x 3/8" diameter) and La Grande (5" long x 3/4" diameter) sizes. Sets can easily be replenished with open stock individual pastels as you finish a stick! Makes the perfect gift for Oil Painters or that artist who has everything, or for an easy travel companion! * Black Wooden Box Set Of 24 - Twenty-four assorted oil pastels are displayed beautifully in the Sennelier cushioned black wood box. The set also includes a wipe cloth embroidered with the Sennelier logo and a Cetacolor Monolith HB graphite stick for pre-drawing. * NEW! Voyage Set of 12 - This Voyage pastel set features 12 Artist quality oil pastels by Sennelier. Containing more pigment than any other brand, Sennelier oil pastels are lightfast, acid-free and resist drying. Use on a variety of surfaces including canvas, metal and glass. Enclosed in a sturdy metal tin for protection, each set also includes 3 sheets of oil pastel paper and a graphite pencil. * NEW! Value Sets - These value sets of Standard size oil pastels are available 24 packs of assorted Colors, perfect for portrait and still-life work. These sets also include a Creative Mark Mesh Zipper Bag and a Pack of Strathmore 500 Mixed Media Boards! * Cardboard Box Sets - These sets of Standard size oil pastels are available in 6, 12, 24, and 48 Assorted Colors, as well as Iridescent Shades and 24 Portrait, Landscape or Still Life Shades. There is also a cardboard set of 5 Assorted La Grande pastels ideal for large scale work! * Cardboard Box Set of 72 - Jerry's is pleased to be the first to offer Sennelier's NEW cardboard set of 72 Assorted Standard size oil pastels! By adding 24 colors to their set of 48 Assorted colors, this new collection of pastels broadens the options of the discerning artist and allows work in a wider range of subject matters from portraits and landscapes to abstract pieces. The perfect gift for pastel artists and oil painters alike, the wider color spectrum offers greater artistic flexibility for the painter and as always, at Jerry's excellent low pricing! * Wood Box Sets - These attractive boxes are made of varnished wood and lined with foam dividers for safe pastel storage. Standard size pastels are available in sets of 36, 50 and 120 (the full range of colors!), as well as a 36 Assorted colors set of the large La Grande pastels. Perfect for taking on trips and plein aire painting! Key Features: * Cardboard box & Wood box sets * Compatible with all media * Can be applied to most surfaces such as paper, canvas, wood, or metal * Great for mixed media works. * Highly pigmented, outstanding opacity and lightfastness * Draw on virtually any surface! * Unlike oil paint, substrates do not require priming * Soft, creamy application of color * Available in open stock of 120 vibrant colors (including iridescent, metallic and fluorescent colors) Perfect For: * Sketching in color * Mixed Media Artists * Professional Artists * Plein Air - no need to lug brushes, solvents, palette, etc.! * Beautiful wood boxed sets make perfect gifts! See More
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