PanPastelŽ colors are a revolutionary new medium for artists. These are the first pastels that have the unique benefit of being inter-mixable, eliminating the need to invest in hundreds of colors for a complete pastel palette. Artists working in pastel can achieve a more painterly effect than ever before, including techniques for blocking in large areas of color in seconds as well as applying ultra-thin glazing layers.
All of the 80 PanPastel professional-quality colors are highly pigmented and lightfast. They work wonderfully in conjunction with traditional pastel sticks, as well as with other dry media such as colored pencil and charcoal. The special formulation of PanPastelŽ colors delivers an amazingly soft pastel with virtually no dust, and the clever packaging allows them to be stacked together for easy storage or travel for plein air painters. Artists love the fact that unlike with other mediums, there is no lengthy preparation waiting time when working and clean-up is quick and easy. The colors will not dry out and the tools are easily washable and reusable.
Aside from the advantages mentioned above, artists are also attracted to the incredible value that PanPastel colors offer; each pan contains almost 40% more than the average soft pastel stick. Combined with the much lower dust levels and increased color control, each PanPastel pan can yield approximately 3-5 times more coverage than a traditional pastel stick.
Six metallic colors were added to the range in 2012. In 2014 these have been complimented by six pearlescent colors, a colorless blender, a coarse medium and a fine medium in both black & white. Together these products further extend the creative possibilities presented by this unique product range.
PanPastel Artists' Pastel Sets Ultra-Soft, 10 Colour Painting Set