Earth Terrages Wet and Dry Pastels
Why use anything else but the best - Choosing Keeping is pleased to offer these very special pastels made using conservation-abiding 15th century old Italian methods, and containing fine premium pigments for a rich but smooth effect. The organic, pebble shape and size of these pastels should allow for more vigorous and dynamic strokes, as they are less likely to crumble in hand.
If you have been using commercial, mass manufactured pastels before - which contain chalks and other cheap, dusty fillers - this medium is incomparable. They are carefully handmade, in small batches, with the aim of giving each colour the greatest clarity and brightness, allowing the artist to explore the pigment's full character. Some pumice is added to the pigment, in order to break open the surface of the paper - giving even more depth and facilitating layering. In addition, these pastels can be used wet, for a watercolour effect.
The 12 colour set presented here is a selection of rich earth tones, useful for landscapes and portraits alike.
Ingredients: Pumice, tragacanth gum and natural pigment
Pastel Dimensions: 38 x 25 x 20mm
12 Pastel Set with the following colours: Burnt Sienna 100, Deep Brown Oxide 104, Mars Violet 094, Mars Violet 095, Mars Yellow 080, Raw Sienna 074, Raw Sienna 075, Raw Umber 115, Red Oxide 088, Red Oxide 089, Tan Oxide 084, Tan Oxide 085