Original Oil Pastel
Only professional quality Oil Pastels used.(Holbein, Caran d’Ache, Sennelier)
Drawing is on acid-free Bristol plate paper.
100 lb, 270g/m – Bristol plate paper, Size 17″x 14“.
1 in stock
Oil pastel (also called wax oil crayon) is a painting and drawing medium with characteristics similar to pastels and wax crayons. oil pastels consist of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder. The surface of an oil pastel painting is therefore less powdery. Oil pastels provide a harder edge than “soft” or “French” pastels but are more difficult to blend.
In 1947 Picasso, who for many years had been unable to procure oil pastels because of the war conditions, convinced Henri Sennelier, a French manufacturer who specialized in high quality art products, to develop a fine arts version. In 1949 Sennelier produced the first oil pastels intended for professionals and experienced artists. These were superior in wax viscosity, texture and pigment quality and capable of producing more consistent and attractive work. The Japanese Holbein brand of oil pastel appeared in the mid-1980s with both student and professional grades; the latter with a range of 225 colours. Another brand, Caran d’Ache, introduced Neocolor wax crayons onto the market in 1965, using a patented polyethylene wax with superior Lubrication; in the nineties these were developed into an oil pastel, Neopastel.
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