Pastel artists dream of having a Sennelier full 525 pastel set in their studio. This beautiful and complete set includes every color offered in Sennelier's extraordinary line of Extra-Fine Soft Pastels, all securely stored in a beautiful dark wood box complete with the three foam-lined interior trays and leather handles.
Sennelier Extra-Fine Soft Pastels When Degas moved to Paris, he couldn't find the true-to-life ochre colors he needed to honestly portray his subjects. So he turned to Sennelier, a perfectionist in color authenticity. Even today, real earth stone makes the pure ochre and dark colors for which Sennelier soft pastels are known. Made by hand since 1900. Sennelier colors include subtle pastel shades in up to ten gradations. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and have unparalleled pigment intensity. Some of their darker pigments have a slightly different texture, as no fillers are used. Sennelier has continued a cherished tradition of not adding clay as a binder and smoothing agent, thereby keeping the outstanding intensity of the rich pigments and brilliance of color temperature. Their soft, gentle stroke delivers a solid, powerful line of intense color. In recent years, a newly improved formulation on some of the fragile colors and a 20% larger diameter than their previously manufactured sticks, combine to offer exceptional value with the largest and most treasured historical maker of soft pastel brands. In addition, 25 iridescent colors and the market's only giant pastel complete the line.
Through the end of 2010, we will be offering select sets of Sennelier's legendary materials at special discounted pricing. Please note: These products will ship to your door from our importer in California. However, our own pricing schedule for the 48 contiguous United States will hold true for these products. Meaning, of course, that products over $175 automatically qualify for free shipping for customers in the lower 48.