Schmincke : Soft Pastel : Wooden Presentation Case Set : 400 Sticks

Schmincke : Soft Pastel : Wooden Presentation Case Set : 400 Sticks


Awaiting Stock - Due: 06-09-2017

RRP £1,458.60

Price £1,046.00

Special Price  £836.80

Schmincke soft pastels contain the finest artists' pigments in the highest concentration using a minimum of binders. The extreme softness and colour strength of Schmincke pastels demand a very traditional forming process; the Pastels are so soft they must be labelled individually, by hand!

The full Schmincke pastel colour range includes 400 tones classified in 75 colour rows plus a range of neutral greys, extra dark colours, pearl lustre and metallic colours. Each of the 75 colour rows contain five pastels which are all variations on a pigment colour: one pure pigment pastel, one with added black, and three with increasing amounts of white added to lighten the colour. This gives a great colour spectrum and allows you to work with total freedom, knowing you have the right pastel for the job.

This set contains the complete assortment of 400 pastels. The pastels are arranged by colour in four removable wooden trays. These trays slot into the splendid presentation case, which is made of stained walnut. This case would make a stunning gift for any pastel artist.

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Weight 16.0670
To use with Pastel
Quality Excellent
Sets & Packs Set
Review by Feefo
I purchased this set as a retirement present for myself - a once-in-a-lifetime treat indeed. I have been painting with pastels for many years and couldn't resist this wonderful box of 400 soft sticks. They are great on pastel paper (not too grainy a texture as they are very soft indeed, and I don't want more to end up on the floor than on the painting!!) or on Pastelmat board.

Schmincke have an interesting way of organising their pastels into groups of five in this set. Instead of the usual first stick of pure pigment followed by increasing amounts of white, these begin with a pigment + black; sometimes this gives a quite unexpected colour, particularly with the yellows. Still, the pure pigments are absolutely magnificent - some of the whiter shades have been given a low lightfastness rating (* on a * to ***** rating); I find this hard to believe, as pastels are known to be the most lightfast of all media!

All in all, a great set. Rather expensive, but Jackson's have offered a good deal; and quality has to be paid for! (Posted on 04/04/2017)

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