PanPastel™ Ultra Soft Artists' Painting Pastels

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Ultra Soft, Low Dust, Lightfast, Highly Pigmented Pastels!

PanPastel Colors Ultra Soft Artists' Painting Pastel Colors are artists' quality soft pastels uniquely packed in a pan format, so that the colors can be mixed and applied like paint, for new effects in pastels, and to make difficult pastel techniques easier! PanPastel Colors are the softest pastels in the world.

Key Features:
  • Great for pastel washes, backgrounds and under paintings
  • Use for dry-in-dry techniques—mix and blend like paint
  • Ultra thin "glazing" layers won't overfill the "tooth"
  • Control painterly effects, from intense to delicate pastel marks
  • Blend and apply dry color like fluid paint
  • Can be mixed and applied like paint
Perfect For:
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Painting (with & without pastel sticks, pencils and other media
  • Drawing – for sketching & blocking-in drawings
  • Subtractive (reductive) techniques – tone paper with PanPastel then subtract drawing using an eraser
  • Underpaintings e.g. initial sketch for paintings
  • Backgrounds e.g. for colored pencils
  • Color studies prior to painting in other media e.g. oils
  • Use PanPastel to Enhance Watercolor Paintings
PanPastel™ Ultra Soft Artists' Painting Pastels

Product Overview

Ultra Soft, Low Dust, Lightfast, Highly Pigmented Pastels packed in a unique pan format (cake-like)

PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). PanPastel Colors Ultra Soft Artists' Painting Pastel Colors are artists' quality soft pastels uniquely packed in a pan format, so that the colors can be mixed and applied like paint, for new effects in pastels, and to make difficult pastel techniques easier! PanPastel Colors are the softest pastels in the world.

Each color of PanPastels is loaded with the highest quality pigments; and is made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust colors. PanPastel Colors are fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, fixatives and surfaces; and with other artists' colors for mixed media work. 9 ml Pans contain approx. 35% more material than the average pastel stick.

Versatile and easy to use PanPastel for a variety of techniques! See Videos for Techniques

Key Features:
  • Great for pastel washes, backgrounds and under paintings
  • Use for dry-in-dry techniques - mix and blend like paint
  • Ultra thin "glazing" layers won't overfill the "tooth"
  • Control painterly effects, from intense to delicate pastel marks
  • Blend and apply dry color like fluid paint
  • Can be mixed and applied like paint
Perfect For:
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Painting (with & without pastel sticks, pencils and other media
  • Drawing – for sketching & blocking-in drawings
  • Subtractive (reductive) techniques – tone paper with PanPastel then subtract drawing using an eraser
  • Underpaintings e.g. initial sketch for paintings
  • Backgrounds e.g. for colored pencils
  • Color studies prior to painting in other media e.g. oils
  • Use PanPastel to Enhance Watercolor Paintings

Which surfaces should I use with PanPastel?

An important characteristic of PanPastel Colors is that they work well on SO many different surfaces - from very low tooth to high tooth. E.g. from delicate surfaces through to toothy pastel (sand-paper) surfaces and everything in between…drawing papers, pastel papers, canvas, vellum, watercolor papers, print-making papers, cardstock, digital/ink-jet papers (matt) etc. Also, because they are not wet, PanPastel Colors don’t cause lightweight papers to “buckle”, and the Sofft sponge tools are gentle on delicate papers such as Japanese handmade papers. Each artist normally gravitates towards his or her own preferred surface. Don’t limit yourself – experiment! Some examples of how PanPastel looks on different surfaces are shown at our substrates page. Our gallery also shows the variety of surfaces being used by artists with PanPastel.

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