Blue Earth Pastels are available in boxed sets of 6, 12, 21 and 28 sticks. The 6 and 12 stick sampler boxes are an easy way for artists to test the unique feel and handling qualities of Blue Earth Pastels. The 21 stick sampler boxes feature the seven-tone structure that is common to all the Blue Earth colours. With seven tones it is possible for an artist to paint anything, even with a limited colour range.
Of the large 28 stick boxes, six represent the primary colours (warm and cool) and four boxes are devoted to the secondary colours. Each contains the pure colour hue represented in six values from light to dark and twelve greyed variations. The remaining 28 stick boxes are composed of neutral colours.
The Blue Earth Pastels take a traditional approach to colour theory and colour wheel arrangement. The Blue Earth colours are organised in the nineteenth century manner: by hue, value and intensity. This sensible colour wheel arrangement makes finding the right colour with the correct value quick and easy.
Only lightfast, high density mineral pigments are used in the manufacture of Blue Earth Pastels. The pastels are almost square in shape and are on the very soft end of the hardness scale. Each stick has a number imprinted for easy identification. Blue Earth offer an impressive colour selection, with new Turquoise, Nearly Neutral Warm and Nearly Neutral Cool lines recently added to the original colour ranges.
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