In 1949, 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 classic hues, the colour selection was expanded with the addition of metallic and iridescent hues.
Beyond these classic hues a selection of unique shades is available, and in particular a gradation of 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 our company 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 pigme nts, 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 a world-recognised reference.

The Oil Pastel range includes 110 ?classic? colours and 10 iridescent colours. These pastels are available in 3 sizes : normal, large and giant.Large size pastels, used for working on large areas, are also available in classic and iridescent shades. Standard Oil pastel (Ø = 3/8? ; length = 2 1/2?)...
Set of 120 standard pastels Code: N132518.120 Set of 50 standard pastels Code: N132518.50 Set of 36 standard pastels Code: N132560.36 Set of 36 large size pastels Code : N132560.36
Totally transparent fixative made from a vinylic-resin and alcohol base. Leaves a clear and silk-like film. Protects the Oil Pastels. 250 ml jar (8,4 US floz) Code: N135283 1 l jar (33,8 US floz) Code: N135285 D'Artigny fixative aerosol 400 ml (13,5 US floz) Code: N135287
Spiral bound. Card for oil pastel with crystal inserts. Acid free.12 sheets - 340 g (160 lb) 24 cm x 16 cm (9 1/2? x 9 1/2?) Code: N136760 32 cm x 24 cm (12 1/2? x 9 1/2?) Code: N136761 30 x 40 cm (12? x 15 3/4? ) Code: N136762 40 x 60 cm (15 3/4? x 23 1/2?) Code: N136763 ?Oil Pastel Pad? Drawing...