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Sennelier Artists Oil Pastels - Transparent Medium 38ml (221)

Code: SOPL221

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Sennelier Oil Pastel come in a range of 120 lightfast colours.

SENNELIER OIL PASTELS

Parisian painter Henri Goetz approached Henri Sennelier the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax colour stick for his friend Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a long-time Sennelier customer and a frequent visitor to their store across the street from the Louvre museum, was looking for a medium 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 48 classic hues, the colour selection was expanded twice; in 1975 with the addition of 5 metallic hues, and again in 1980, when 16 iridescent and 6 fluorescent hues were created.

Beyond these classic hues a selection of unique shades is available, and in particular a graduation of 10 greys, required for a balanced palette. This evolution is the fruit of a long-standing collaboration with European and North American painters, who have worked with Sennelier in developing an exceptional palette of shades.

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.

The Sennelier Oil Pastels possess an extraordinarily high pigment content, thus providing them with a high colouring and covering potential, excellent brightness and a high degree of light stability (with the exception of metallic and fluorescent shades).

The remarkable properties of these components, along with their precise dosage, provide Sennelier Oil Pastels with unique properties, making the brand recognised worldwide.
  1. MEDIUM 221 - Test it before using it. Review by Adriana
    Rating

    I have used it on Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper.

    In my opinion it does not blend in colours when put on top of them. You can blend in only ONE colour by smudging it ON TOP of this medium.
    Two or more colours on top or underneath tend to separate, creating very uneven surface and uneven colour.
    I've learned to first put a thick layer of the medium on white paper and smudge it evenly, only than I can put ONE colour on top and smudge it creating a very light, transparent and appealing effect, which can also be scratched back to white.
    Other way round it would be a disaster and it would not be possible to scratch it back to white. Instead it would behave as if it was a burnisher and would make that surface unmanageable.
    If mixing two of more colours on paper just use fingers and use this medium strategically rather than spontaneously, by mixing it with 1 colour on top (for example use it with orange number 38 to create lovely Sun Set sky) . (Posted on 05/04/2015)

  2. MEDIUM 221 - Test it before using it. Review by Adriana
    Rating

    I have used it on Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper.

    In my opinion it does not blend in colours when put on top of them. You can blend in only ONE colour by smudging it ON TOP of this medium.
    Two or more colours on top or underneath tend to separate, creating very uneven surface and uneven colour.
    I've learned to first put a thick layer of the medium on white paper and smudge it evenly, only than I can put ONE colour on top and smudge it creating a very light, transparent and appealing effect, which can also be scratched back to white.
    Other way round it would be a disaster and it would not be possible to scratch it back to white. Instead it would behave as if it was a burnisher and would make that surface unmanageable.
    If mixing two of more colours on paper just use fingers and use this medium strategically rather than spontaneously, by mixing it with 1 colour on top (for example use it with orange number 38 to create lovely Sun Set sky) . (Posted on 05/04/2015)


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