Pastels, Pencils & Charcoal
Sennelier 50 Assorted Colours Extra Soft Pastels
The name Sennelier has been synonymous with the finest pastels available in the world, whose intensity of colour and singular velvety feel have been appreciated by pastelists the turn-of-the-century. Sennelier’s first colours were commissioned by Degas, and made the same way today, formed by hand and naturally air dried. Unlike other pastels, Sennelier pastels are pure pigment giving the maximum light fastness and are devoid of any clay, which dull the pastel’s colour. They are so highly concentrated and velvety that the gentlest stroke delivers a solid powerful line of pure colour. Fine variations of shading and the mellowest of tones possible because of their high-quality composition that complements every surface, Sennelier uses the world famous “craie champenoise” to create the varied shades of colour, a white pigment only found in eastern France that is renowned for its beauty and creamy texture. An exclusive natural binder holds the pigments together, yielding vivid, lightfast and water-soluble colour. This set offers a traditional assortment of colours perfect for all types of subjects – landscape, still life, and portrait. The convenient backfires makes this easy to carry for Plein Air painting. The full range of Sennelier colours is available in 525 colours, including various themed sets and wood sets. Sennelier’s softly sanded La Carte Pastel and Latour fixative is the perfect complement to Sennelier soft pastels.