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.
Set of 175 in a Wooden Box.
They measure 1-1/4″ in length and 1/2″ in diameter.
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 & pigment. For gradient shades, increasing amounts of mineral fines are added, ultimately tending towards white. The exceptional brightness is the result of the pigment & of the natural mineral fines discovered by Sennelier in 1905 & that have been used ever since. The manufacturing process of the Sennelier cylindrical pastel does not compress the paste & 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 175 in a Wooden Box.