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Holbein Artists' Oil Pastel Set

Holbein Artists' Oil Pastel Set


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$168.80 / EA

An excellent oil pastel for any serious artist.

Holbein Artist Oil Pastels are artist grade oil pastel sticks formed from a mixture of pigment, wax, and mineral oils. Made for easy blending with no crumbling, and minimal breakage problems, these pastels have uniform colour distribution throughout, and smooth, non-sticky handling qualities.

The Holbein code system for the Artist Pastels (ex: 5B3) is used to represent the colours and their intensity or saturation. For example, the first number is a general colour category, e.g. 5 is for yellows. The letter refers to more specific colours, e.g. 5B is chrome yellow. The last number, 1 – 5, refers to the intensity of colour, or pigment saturation, with 1 standing for pigments containing the most colour, and 5 containing the least (these have more white).

While most of the colours in this line are lightfast, some of them may fade over time when exposed to light. Please refer to this colour chart for a complete list of lightfast ratings.

Set of 40 – This oil pastel set includes one each of Aqua Blue, Black, Blue, Burnt Umber, Carmine, Cherry Red, Coral Red, Crimson, Deep Green, Flesh, Grass Green, Greenish Yellow, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Light Violet, Light Yellow, Lime Green, Mars Orange, Mars Yellow, Neutral Grey #2, Neutral Grey #3, Orange, Peacock Blue, Prussian Blue, Raw Umber, Sap Green, Sepia, Terra Rosa, Terre Verte, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion, Violet, Viridian, Warm Gray No. 2, White (× 2), Wine Red, Yellow, and Yellow Ochre.

TypeArtist grade, pastel sticks
MediumWax, pigments, mineral oils
AvailabilitySets of 15, 25, 40