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|The soft form palette contains both classical artists colors and an exotic and vivid range of modern pigments and mixes based on observation of color in nature and in paintings ranging from the Renaissance to Contemporary art. You will find Viridian (real) and Alizarin hues (using Quinacridone magenta) reminiscent of Tintaretto and pale earth tones and greens based on Morandis paintings, to off blacks based on 19th century Navaho blankets or off whites as one might see in Robert Rymans paintings. I worked as a figurative painter for 25 years and I developed colors hard to find in commercial pastels, in particular delicate pale tones observable on the surface of water or glass or skin color and the very dark tones to contrast the light. When I moved into abstract painting my attitude towards color became one of the simpler the better. I mix color as a painter mixes color using red and green and white to make grays, or violet and orange. By using complimentary colors to create tonal variations one obtains a silvery light and richness of pigmentation.
All my pastels have an element of grittiness, which is finely ground pumice stone. The soft form is less gritty than the Terrages and Thin Line. I like to describe them as smooth rather than soft, although some pigments such as mars black are so soft by nature one has to compensate for it.
Soft Form pastels are available in 120 colors with light and dark shades of each.
There are also 48 exotic colors, consisting of metallic, pearlescent and iridescent colors.
There are 10 sets ranging from 12 piece sets, 24 piece sets, 48 piece sets and 120 piece sets available.
Soft Form approx. 1 and 3/4" long and 3/4"thick
|SOFT FORM PASTEL SETS|
|Soft form. Exotic 48 piece set
|Soft Form. Flesh 24 piece set.
|Soft Form. Primary or Intense 12 piece set.
|Soft Form. 'Portrait A'. 24 piece set.
|Soft Form. Artists' Choice 12 piece set
|Soft Form. 'Portrait B'. 24 piece set.
|Soft Form. Dark 12 piece set
|Soft Form. 'Landscape A'. 24 piece set.
|Soft Form. Metallic 12 piece set
|Soft Form. 'Landscape B'. 24 piece set.
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