|Collage of Mini Pastel Originals|
New Minis will be posted next week!
|'Landscape Impression' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel|
|Holbein Pastels Stephanie Birdsall set of 24|
- They are a medium soft pastel shaped into neat sticks. You can use the side or the sharper edges for detail. They look hard like a Nupastel but they go down softer. The hard stick form makes them clean to use, a bonus when painting on the go where you don't want to make a dusty mess.
- The colors! Stephanie explained to me that she selected the colors in her set to allow you to pain any subject. There are warm and cool versions of colors plus a few greyed colors, black and white. By layering these colors you have a very good selection. You can use the white and black to adjust the value of your colors if needed. Working with a limited palette is a great exercise. You will discover that you really can paint with just a few pastels!
- The box! I am not one who usually like to leave my pastels in the original box but this set is packaged so well and so compact that it is a great box to take on the go. The box has a lid plus another cardboard sleeve to slide over the box for extra security.
- Clean, good variety and portability make these pastels an excellent choice for throwing into a bag with some paper for painting anywhere you go. I am planning to do a demo with just this set to give you an idea what you can do.
The Holbein Stephanie Birdsall set is available at Dakota pastelshttp://www.dakotapastels.com/pages/softpastels-holbein.aspx
Mini original pastels make great Holiday gifts. They are available for $15 each or 2 for $25 by check or Paypal. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.