Sennelier Oil Pastel Red VioletRegular price $24.20 Sale price $20.57 Save 15%
Created in 1940 by Henri Sennelier, specifically for Pablo Picasso, who was looking for a wax colour stick that could be used freely on a variety of surfaces without fading or cracking. Their collaboration produced the incomparable Sennelier oil pastels. Originally available in a palette of classic hues, the colour selection has been expanded into an exceptional palette of colours, developed in consultation with artists from around the world including unrivalled metallic and iridescent hues.
The Sennelier oil pastel is a product that makes use of the components used in all Sennelier colours: top quality pigments, an extremely pure synthetic binding medium and mineral wax. The pigments are ground with an inert, non-siccative binding medium that does not oxidise and that has no effect upon either film stability or surface. This base is then mixed with wax (neutral pH). The balance of this mix provides Sennelier oil pastels with a unique unctuousness and a creamy texture that allows for a great deal of freedom in pictorial expression. They possess an extraordinarily high pigment content, thus providing a high colouring and covering potential, excellent brightness and a high degree of light stability, with the exception of metallic and fluorescent shades.