Extra Fine Artist’s Quality.
Made from the purest pigments.
Chosen for their intensity and lightfastness.
Handmade and air-dried for four weeks to maintain a uniform softness.
Grounded with a natural transparent binder.
They measure 1-1/4″ in length and 1/2″ in diameter.
Set of 24 – Iridescent in a Cardboard box.
It took over three years, at the turn of the 20th Century, to formulate the Sennelier range of Extra Soft Pastels and thus to create one of the largest chromatic range of pastels. Throughout the century, this range of tones has evolved, but the heart of its making remains unchanged. A Sennelier extra soft pastel is composed of high quality pure pigment grounded with a natural transparent binder. The high quality composition of Extra Soft pastels is the result of a perfect balance between binder and pigment. For gradient shades, increasing amounts of mineral fines are added, ultimately tending towards white. The exceptional brightness is the result of the pigment and of the natural mineral fines discovered by Sennelier in 1905 and that have been used ever since. The manufacturing process of the Sennelier cylindrical pastel does not compress the paste and the pastel dries naturally in open air. The life span of a piece of work is guaranteed by the quality of the pastel, but also by the quality of the substrate. If a lot of overlapping is performed, it is preferable to fix between layers. Avoid, however, fixing the final layer too heavily, as the original vibration of tones will be lost. Set of 24 in a Cardboard Box (Includes: Iridescent Black, Iridescent Bright Blue, Iridescent Burnt Umber, Iridescent Copper 825, Iridescent Deep Green, Iridescent Deep Gold, Iridescent Deep Red, Iridescent Deep Yellow, Iridescent French Blue, Iridescent Green Gold, Iridescent Lilac, Iridescent Medium Green, Iridescent Medium Red, Iridescent Olive Green, Iridescent Pale Yellow, Iridescent Raw Umber, Iridescent Red Ochre, Iridescent Sienna, Iridescent Sienna Light, Iridescent Sky blue, Iridescent Sloe (Violet), Iridescent Yellow Gold, Iridescent Yellow Ochre, Iridescent White.)