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WORLD'S BEST PASTEL CARRIER
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OUR BEST SELLING PRODUCT
DAKOTA DELUXE TRAVELER
"The best plein air box for pastel artists - lightweight, tough, and holds lots of pastels!"

Italian craftsmen produce the exquisite Dakota Deluxe Traveler pastel carriers to our specifications. Boxes are constructed of oiled, stain resistant beech wood, utilize finger joined corners and are fitted with high quality hardware and a leather handle. The lightweight and durable boxes are a briefcase design that offers pastel storage on both sides. Swivel latches secure removable panels that hold the pastels in place. We use memory foam in the bottom of the box and attached to the panels to gently cushion the pastels. Memory foam provides the ultimate in protection for your fragile pastels.

The interior of each box is divided into sections measuring 10 1/2" x 3 1/4". The small box has 6 sections and the large box has 10 sections. Each section will easily hold 20 full size large sticks of pastel or many more half sticks. The Small box is a wonderful size if you want to be very compact and still have great carrying capacity, at least 120 full sticks and as many as 250 half sticks. The Large box can hold more than 200 full size pastel sticks. Both boxes offer quick and easy access - open up the box, remove the panels and you are ready to paint.

For compactness and portability the Small box is the way to go - put it in a backpack! If you need more pastels for a workshop, trip or just to keep your pastels organized in your studio, the Large box offers greater capacity along with the same ease of access.

SPECIFICATIONS:

SMALL TRAVELER
Sections: 6 Closed Size: 11 1/2 x 12 x 2 1/2" Open: 11 1/2 x 24 x 1 1/4" Weight: 3lb 12oz
LARGE TRAVELER
Sections: 10 Closed Size: 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 2 1/2" Open: 11 1/2 x 35 x 1 1/4" Weight: 5lb 9oz

 
DELUXE TRAVELER       PRICE
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TRAVEL1 Deluxe Traveler Smal $149.95 $169.95
TRAVEL2 Deluxe Traveler Large $169.95 $199.95
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GUERRILLA PLEIN AIR PASTEL CARRIER PROMOTION!
OUR BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR ON THE BOX AND GET A NYLON CARRIER BAG FREE (a $29.99 Value!)

GUERRILLA PASTEL CARRIER
This lightweight wooden Pastel Carrier includes 4 Guerrilla Painter Foam Lined Pastel Trays allowing you to transport +/- 100 full sticks or +/- 200 half sticks easily. The Pastel Box is constructed of basswood laminate with stainless steel and aluminum hardware, is equipped with a leather carry handle and includes D-ring attachments for a shoulder strap (optional). Box opens to a lay flat position. The Guerrilla Pastel Carrier works great with either MABEF Tripod or Mini Tripod easels (this Guerrilla box does NOT have a camera tripod attachment).

The Pastel Trays are made of durable, double-thick, high impact polystyrene complete with foam padded lid and several layers of removable foam in the bottom to adjust for different thickness of pastels from NuPastel to larger handmade varieties.
Specifications:

GUERRILLA PASTEL CARRIER
Closed Size: 13" x 9 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Open Size: 26" x 9 1/2" x 11/2"
Weight: 3.35lb

FREE CARRIER BAG - $29.99 VALUE
The Carrier Bag is a sturdy, padded nylon zippered bag for carrying the Guerrilla Pastel Carrier. The Bag has two exterior pockets and one interior mesh pocket. Interior has room for a pad or other papers. The Bag is black and has both carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap.
Outside dimensions: 15"x13"x4"
Weighs 1 lb.

 

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GUERILLA PASTEL CARRIER SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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GUERPROMO Guerilla Pastel Carrier +Bag $112.99 $199.98
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW DAKOTA ART 'DRY GOODS' DEPARTMENT!
 

BLUE EARTH PASTELS - A NEW APPROACH!
A DAKOTA EXCLUSIVE!

Origin: USA
Size: 1/2" X 7/16" X 1 3/16"

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Organized by Hue, Value and Intensity
Colors in Blue Earth Pastels are organized in the traditional nineteenth century manner: by hue, value and intensity. This sensible color wheel arrangement makes finding the right color with
the correct value quick and easy.

 

 


Sampler Primary 6


Sampler Portrait & Figure 21


Sampler Land & Sea 21

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The 6-stick sampler is an easy way for artists to experience the unique feel and handling qualities of the Blue Earth pastels.

The 12-stick sampler showcases the way the Blue Earth colors move from bright to dull, making it easier to select the right intensity of any particular color.

The 21-stick samplers feature a seven-tone structure that is common to all the Blue Earth colors. With seven tones it is possible to paint anything you see, even with a limited range of color. As long as the values are correct, the painting will be convincing. It is the tonal structure that carries the image!

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BESAMP6 Sampler Primary 6 $18.00 $22.50
BESAMP12 Sampler Primary 12 $36.00 $45.00
BESSAMP21P Sampler Portrait & Figure 21 $63.00 $78.75
BESSAMP21L Sampler Land & Sea 21 $63.00 $78.75

Blue Earth Pastels (made in Blue Earth, Minnesota since 2012) are sold exclusively at Dakota Art. Rectangular in shape and a compact size, these pastels meet the color needs of the pastel artist in a new way. Colors in Blue Earth Pastels are organized in the traditional nineteenth century manner: by hue, value and intensity. This sensible color wheel arrangement makes finding the right color with the correct value quick and easy. Blue Earth has developed this thoughtful chromatic palette for the pastel painter, reminiscent of the oil painters' palette.

Organizing by hue, value and intensity allows a relatively small set to present the fullest expression of color, and eliminates the need to take on the arduous process of developing and organizing one's own pastel collection into this useful arrangement.
The pastels are made using high-density mineral pigments with a proven historical record for permanence. The consistency allows rich coverage while maintaining a smooth, dense and creamy texture.
All sticks have a number embossed for easy identification.
Each of the twelve 28 piece sets features one hue and all of its respective values and intensities. Both the warm and cool sides of the primary colors are represented, along with secondary colors and warm and cool neutrals.

COLOR RANGES: The Blue Earth Pastel line consists of ten color range sets of 28 pastels: Primary hues have a warm and cool box: Red and Quinacridone; Yellow and Lemon; Blue and Cerulean. Secondary hues: Orange, Green, Turquoise and Violet.
Two additional sets of Nearly Neutral Cool and Nearly Neutral Warm complete the palette of 336 colors.

ORGANIZATION: Each box is organized from dark (1) to light (7) on the value scale. The color boxes are further divided by intensity: Line A is the brightest; Line B is medium intensity (graying line A with a complement); Line C is less saturated (more graying) and Line D is the least saturated, neutralized and grayed (least intense). Finding the right color is simplified with this method of organization. Complementary color harmonies are easy to create. Organizing by hue, value and intensity allows a relatively small set to present the fullest expression of color.

UNIQUE PACKAGING: Each color range is packaged in a unique format that allows pastels to be inserted vertically in foam cradled boxes that measure 4" x 6 1/4" x 2". The die-cut foam is in two sections, allowing removal and easy access to the pastel sticks.

WOOD BOX FULL SET: The complete set is now available in a handy and portable wood box. The Italian made box features a sliding cover and leather handle. The box measures 24"x13"x3" and weighs 12.5 lbs with the full set of pastels. The Dakota Studio Field Box is available empty (weight 5 lbs).

Richard McKinley Talks About the Color Palette & Blue Earth Pastels

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Color Charts          
           
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BESCHART Handmade Color Chart $30.00  
BESBLANK Blank Color Chart $5.00  
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NEW COLOR RANGES   SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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BESQUIN28 Quinacridone 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESRED28 Red 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESORG28 Orange 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESYEL28 Yellow 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESLEM28 Lemon 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESGRN28 Earth Green 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESTURQ28 Turquoise 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESCERUL28 Cerulean 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESBLUE28 Blue 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESVIOL28 Violet 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESWARM28 Neutral Warm 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESCOOL28 Neutral Cool 28 $82.00 $105.00
BESFULL336 Complete Set 336 $880.00 $1260.00
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WOOD BOX FULL SET: The complete set is now available in a handy and portable wood box. The Italian made box features a sliding cover and leather handle. The box measures 24"x13"x3" and weighs 12.5 lbs with the full set of pastels. The Dakota Studio Field Box is also available without the Blue Earth full set but does include foam (weight 5 lbs).

 

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BESWOOD336 336 Complete Set in Wood Box $980.00 $1500.00
DAKOTABOX Dakota Studio Field Box $139.95 $159.95
           
           
           
 
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NEW! GUERRILLA BESTBUDDY!
 


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NEW! GUERRILLA BESTBUDDY!

A new 'Get Outside' product from our friends at Guerrilla Painter, the BestBuddy is a true off-road cart!

The BestBuddy is a rolling carryall and sturdy chair all in one. The spacious interior storage compartment measures 20"h x 12"w x 8"d. For extra carrying capacity, there is a rear exterior pocket.

The large 7 1/2" diameter wheels make it much easier to get off the beaten path. The handy fold out chair is sturdy and has an easily adjustable lumbar pillow (how often do you see that!) making the chair very comfortable to sit and work. Non-skid areas on the frame make it easy to attach an umbrella!

Easy assembly is required.
Handle height: 35"
Seat height: 18"
Color: Black
Weight: 10.5 lbs

 
 
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GUERBUDDY Guerrilla BestBuddy $99.99 $129.99

 

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW DAKOTA ART 'DRY GOODS' DEPARTMENT!
 




DAKOTA ARTISTS' APRON

The Dakota Artists' Apron is made of heavy-duty 100% cotton khaki-colored 10 oz. single-fill canvas. The apron is constructed using durable and distinctive French seams, secured with double-needle stitching in a contrasting burnt orange nylon thread. Our Buffalo logo is stamped in black ink on the front.

The Dakota Artists' Apron has a split-leg design that allows maximum flexibility in the field or in the studio. Generous diagonal slash pockets are easily accessible and generous in size to hold keys, phone or small tools - or to thrust your hands in while standing back to admire your painting. The shape is generously sized to wrap around and to provide a reflexive 'wipe spot' for your hands! Built of heavy 10 oz canvas to withstand the toughest treatment, each apron is secured with heavy 1/8" lattigo leather ties at the waist and neck, attached to rugged grommets. A heavy metal D ring is stitched on the side to hold a rag or towel.

Fully machine washable (please remove leather straps), some wrinkling and slight shrinkage may occur, 2-4% is normal.
To minimize both, air dry flat.

Measures 34" top to bottom and 32 1/2" at widest point.
Designed and Made in America.

 

 
 
DAKOTA PASTELS APRON SPECIAL PRICE      
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DAKAPRON Dakota Field Apron $59.00  
 

 

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Tote shown with large Dakota Traveler
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DAKOTA PASTEL TOTE

The Dakota Pastel Tote is made of heavy-duty 100% cotton khaki-colored 10 oz. single-fill canvas. The tote is constructed using durable and distinctive French seams, secured with double-needle stitching in a contrasting burnt orange nylon thread. Our Buffalo logo is stamped in black ink on the side of the tote.

The Dakota Pastel Tote features a spacious main storage area with a center divider. The tote is sized to accommodate our Large or Small Deluxe Travel Boxes on one side of the center divider. There is plenty of space for paper, pads and other pastel accessories.

The totes feature strong continuous 1 1/2" wide contrasting cotton webbing straps that wrap completely around the bottom of the bag to hold even the heaviest load securely. The straps are sized for either carrying as a bag or over the shoulder. 4 1/2" wide pockets on each side between the straps are great for stowing smaller tools, cell phone, etc.

Body of Tote measures 6"W x 19"L x 12 1/2"H
Designed and Made in America.

 

 

 
 
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DAKTOTE Dakota Pastel Tote $35.00  
 

 

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DAKOTA CAP

Our Field style cap (also known as a cadet or patrol cap) has a short 2" bill. It is 100% certified organic cotton; unstructured; with crown band; two-side brass eyelets; self-fabric closure with brass slider and brass grommet. Our Buffalo logo is embroidered on the front and DAKOTA ART on the side. The Field Cap is one-size fits all and available in Charcoal and Khaki.

 

 

 
 
DAKOTA PASTELS CAP SPECIAL PRICE      
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DHATKHAKI Dakota Hat Khaki $20.00  
DHATCHAR Dakota Hat Charcoal $20.00  

 

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DAKOTA TEE

100% preshrunk Ring Spun Cotton; generously cut; double-needle stitching throughout; seamless rib at neck with shoulder-to-shoulder tape. Available in three colors in four standard sizes with our distinctive Buffalo/Dakota Art logo screened on the front with contrasting soft-touch ink.

Khaki: Green
Brick: Red
Slate: Blue

 

 

 
 
DAKOTA PASTELS TEE SPECIAL PRICE      
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TBRICKSM Dakota T Brick Small $16.00  
TBRICKMD Dakota T Brick Medium $16.00  
TBRICKLG Dakota T Brick Large $16.00  
TBRICKXL Dakota T Brick X-Large $16.00  
TKHAKISM Dakota T Khaki Small $16.00  
TKHAKIMD Dakota T Khaki Medium $16.00  
TKHAKILG Dakota T Khaki Large $16.00  
TKHAKIXL Dakota T Khaki X-Large $16.00  
TSLATESM Dakota T Slate Small $16.00  
TSLATEMD Dakota T Slate Medium $16.00  
TSLATELG Dakota T Slate Large $16.00  
TSLATEXL Dakota T Slate X-Large $16.00  

 

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