Each stick begins with only the most brilliant and permanent artists' pigments in the highest concentrations, bound together with minimal binder and no unnecessary chalks or fillers, so the pigment practically melts into the paper, making them perfect for both soft blends and the finishing layer or highlights.
Schmincke pastels are so soft - they must be labelled individually, by hand!
The complete range of 299 colours begins with 54 pure colours (designated "D"). From each of these pure colours come four additional shades: one with black added to the pure colour ("B") and three others with increasing additions of which added to lighten the colour ("H", "M" and the palest "O"). A range of 11 neutral greys, black, white, a cold black called "Serious Black", 13 gorgeous extra dark colours, and metallic gold and silver rounds out the palette.
The pastels measure approximately 65mm long with a diameter of approximately 12mm.
Delivery & support
SAA members in the UK benefit from FREE delivery on all orders, regardless of size or order value – this includes the Highlands, all offshore islands and Northern Ireland. We aim to despatch all orders the same working day if they are placed before 2pm, so your painting purchases will be on their way to you as soon as possible.
We want all our members to share the same great benefits – although acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
See here for information about international postage rates.
- Schmincke Extra Soft Pastels
- Gold Ochre 014 Tint D