Picasso himself chose the first 48 original colors, including eight distinct grays. Metallic and iridescent colors were added in the 1980s. Sennelier again expanded its colors in 2003, and this luxury wood box set contains every one of them.
Sennelier Extra Fine Oil Pastels are the creamiest of all professional brands. Sensual, lightfast, luminous and intense, they have great opacity and covering power. Henri Sennelier created them for Picasso, who wanted the freedom to paint without a brush on any surface - canvas, paper, metal, wood, stone or glass. Use these non-toxic, acid-free oil pastels over acrylics, pastels or watercolors, thin them with turpentine, or enjoy using them en plein air.
Picasso wanted the freedom to paint without a brush and the freedom to create without needing to mix, tint or prepare. He wanted the freedom to experiment on whatever medium was before him whether it was canvas, paper, metal, wood, stone or glass. This is what Pablo Picasso wanted and he went to Sennelier to get it. The oil pastel was born; sensual, creamy, luminous and intense; it is hands down the most universal medium offered.
Watercolorists, oil painters and sketch and mixed media artist can't get enough of it. Anyone can use them from children to students to professionals due to its artist grade quality, but non-toxicity. You can use over oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor. Sennelier Oil Pastels have the highest pigment load. No need to prime a surface, they can be thinned with turpentine or worked with a brush. Lightfast, non-toxic, and acid-free to resist drying.
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