PanPastel® colours are a revolutionary new medium for artists. These are the first pastels that have the unique benefit of being inter-mixable, eliminating the need to invest in hundreds of colours for a complete pastel palette. Artists working in pastel can achieve a more painterly effect than ever before, including techniques for blocking in large areas of colour in seconds as well as applying ultra-thin glazing layers.
All of the 80 PanPastel professional-quality colours are highly pigmented and lightfast. They work wonderfully in conjunction with traditional pastel sticks, as well as with other dry media such as coloured pencil and charcoal. The special formulation of PanPastel® colours delivers an amazingly soft pastel with virtually no dust, and the clever packaging allows them to be stacked together for easy storage or travel for plein air painters. Artists love the fact that unlike with other mediums, there is no lengthy preparation waiting time when working and clean-up is quick and easy. The colours will not dry out and the tools are easily washable and reusable.
Aside from the advantages mentioned above, artists are also attracted to the incredible value that PanPastel colours offer; each pan contains almost 40% more than the average soft pastel stick. Combined with the much lower dust levels and increased colour control, each PanPastel pan can yield approximately 3-5 times more coverage than a traditional pastel stick.
Six metallic colours were added to the range in 2012. In 2014 these have been complimented by six pearlescent colours, a colorless blender, a coarse medium and a fine medium in both black & white. Together these products further extend the creative possibilities presented by this unique product range.
A wide range of sets and kits are available in regular colours, metallic colours, pearlescent colours and mediums
You can view more information on the metallic and pearlescent colours here.