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SPECIAL PURCHASE @50% OFF RETAIL!
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SPECIAL PURCHASE @50% OFF RETAIL!
SCHMINCKE 10pc. Multi-purpose pastel set with an Extra Large White. Nice selection of colors that includes Schmincke's very subtle metallic Gold & Silver

Extra Large White is 3/4" diameter and the same length as standard pastels.

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SHSPEC10 10 Schmincke w/ Large White $41.50 $83.00
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BLUE EARTH PASTELS FULL SET IN WOOD BOX
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WOOD BOX FULL SET: The complete set of Blue Earth Pastels is 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 Complete Set in Wood Box $995.00 $1500.00
DAKOTABOX Dakota Studio Field Box $139.00 $159.95
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OUR BEST SELLING PASTEL SET
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  The 120 PARIS COLLECTION has a tremendous selection of colors and is very compact - making it an excellent plein air set and a great introduction to the pastel medium - one of our Best Selling sets
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SNSPARIS120 120 Paris Half Sticks $187.95 $309.95
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TWO NEW SETS FROM REMBRANDT
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  Two New 2016 LIMITED EDITION Promotional Sets:

120 Half-Stick makes a great 'portable' set containing more than half the colors available in the full assortment! Only $1 per Half Stick! 60 Full Stick General Assortment in a Deluxe Wood Box with a slick opening function - only $2 per full stick!

 

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RBSDELUX60 60 Assorted Special $120.00 $200.00
RBSHALF120 120 Half Stick Special $120.00 $200.00
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WORLD'S BEST PASTEL CARRIER
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Profiles Handle Open Foam With Pastels

 

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 10.25" 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: 11.25 x 12 x 2.25" Open: 11.25 x 24 x 1 1/4" Weight: 3lb 12oz
LARGE TRAVELER
Sections: 10 Closed Size: 11.25 x 17.25 x 2.25" Open: 11.25 x 35 x 1 1/4" Weight: 5lb 9oz

Click Here for Easels

Due to an overwhelming response during our Spring Sale, we have run out of stock on our best-selling SMALL TRAVELER! We expect our next shipment from Italy OCTOBER 15.

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TRAVEL1 BACKORDERED: DUE OCT 15 $149.95 $169.95
TRAVEL2 Deluxe Traveler Large $174.95 $199.95
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BLUE EARTH PASTELS
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BLUE EARTH PASTELS
A DAKOTA EXCLUSIVE!

A NEW APPROACH TO A LOGICAL PASTEL RANGE

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

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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.

This logical organization 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 soft and dense consistency allows rich coverage while maintaining a smooth 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.

MIXED SETS: 6 & 12 PIECE SAMPLERS: An easy way for artists to experience the unique feel and handling qualities of the Blue Earth pastels.

PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE SAMPLERS: 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!

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

*NEW in 2017 - the Violet set is now split between 14 Cool Violets and 14 Warm Violets to more completely cover this part of the spectrum. The 14 Cool Violets will be available as a set for a limited time. Two additional sets of Nearly Neutral Cool and Nearly Neutral Warm complete the palette of 336 colors.

ORGANIZATION: Each Color Range 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.

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.

*IMPORTANT - REMOVE THE TOP LAYER OF DIE CUT FOAM AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE SHIPMENT FOR EASIER ACCESS TO THE PASTEL STICKS!

Richard McKinley Talks About the Color Palette & Blue Earth Pastels

CLICK HERE TO ORDER INDIVIDUAL PASTELS - $3.00


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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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SAMPLERS   SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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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
           
COLOR RANGES   SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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BESCOOLV14 Cool Violet 14 NEW! $41.00 $52.50
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 Cool/Warm 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 (cardboard) $895.00 $1260.00
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pixel 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 lbs with the full set of pastels. The Dakota Studio Field Box is available empty (weight 5 lbs).

NEW! FIELD SKETCH SET: A smaller version ( the same quality Italian construction) of the Full Set Box is now available with a 126 Color Value arrangement for ease of travel and plein air painting. Box measures 12.5" x 12" x 3" and weighs 3lbs empty and 5 lbs 12 oz with pastels.

 

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BESWOOD336 336 Complete Set in Wood Box $995.00 $1500.00
DAKOTABOX Dakota Studio Empty Box $139.00 $159.95
BESWOOD126 NEW 126 Field Sketch in Wood Box SALE! $435.00 $610.00
DAKOTABOX2 NEW Field Sketch Empty Box SALE! $109.00 $139.00
           
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