Superior grade, handmade artists' soft pastels from Gallery!
NEW from popular pastel makers Mungyo come Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels — individually hand rolled for a truly luxurious pastel painting experience! Using only the finest pigments and kaolin clay, with less binder than machine-made pastels, Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels are truly the top of the line, providing a deluxe European-style handmade pastel at an incredible value. Available both individually and in sumptuous, convenient sets, these decadent handmade soft pastels are a treat for any pastel artist!
Since these pastels are completely handmade, less binder is required to hold the pigment together, making for a much softer pastel with tremendous blending capabilities. The pigments themselves are of superior quality, with the highest light fastness ratings, ensuring your artwork remains brilliant over time. As an added bonus, Gallery Handmade pastels match perfectly with Mungyo's line of Gallery Extra-Fine Soft Pastels — all 200 vibrant colors! This opens up a world of layering possibilities by using the softer Handmade pastels over the somewhat harder, machine-made Extra-Fine pastels. Expand your pastel painting possibilities by harnessing the softness, brilliance, and blendability of new Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels — developed for professional pastel artists who want the absolute best!
"Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels have approximately the hardness /softness of something between Rembrandt Pastels and Unisons. My overall impression of these pastels was excellent and even more impressive when one considers the value."
- Lisa Ober, professional artist