Rembrandt soft pastels are aimed at the
very high standards of the professional artist and the amateur aspiring
pastels are made from the purest pigments mixed with the finest
Rembrandt soft pastels have for years been the most popularartists’ pastels
in the world. Rembrandt pastels have a number of characteristics
and unique features including the perfect degree of softness.
They are so soft that a large amount of colour is immediately
released, and yet hard enough not to powder quickly.
The very high colour intensity
and purity ensure that each piece of work has a brilliant finish.
No pigments containing heavy metals are used, such as cadmium,
lead and cobalt, in the production of Rembrandt soft pastels
leading brand such as Rembrandt Soft Pastels has a wide and professional
range of colours. 203 to be exact. Whatever colour or mixed shade
you are looking for, it’s
there. So there is a maximum choice of colour. The Rembrandt
assortment consists of 42 pure colours (full tones), 40 intermediate
shades going towards black and 121 intermediate shades towards
white. The Rembrandt Pastel coding system makes it easy to see
whether a colour is pure or is a mixture. Each colour has its
own number, for example Lemon yellow has 205. In the case of
pure colours this number is followed by the figure ,5. In the
case of lemon yellow what is on the label is 205,5. The gradation
darker (mixed with black) is indicated by 205,3. The lighter
gradations (mixtures with white with higher figures. In this
case: 205,7, 205,9 and 205,12. Some colours also have the gradations
,8 and ,10.
Open stock Pastels
All 203 colours of Rembrandt Soft Pastels can be obtained separately,
as an addition to sets for putting together favourite colour selections
in empty boxes.
SETS AND BOXES
In order to simplify the choice from more
than 200 colours there is a wide selection of sets, de luxe boxes
and exclusive wooden boxes. Apart from sets and boxes with a general
selection of pastel colours, there are special selections for portraits
and landscape drawing.
For the portrait artist there is a selection set with 30 flesh tones.
All the boxes contain a large amount of information, including tips
on working with Rembrandt Soft Pastels. A very practical item for
a first step into the world of using pastels are the sets with half-pastels.
Great care is taken in ensuring each pastel arrives in perfect condition,
each pastel is packed into a special foam base.