Origin: USA 🇺🇸
Colors: 408
Size: 3/4"x 1 3/4"

Diane Townsend Pastels originated in a New York City loft in 1971. Working from a 15th century Italian formula, Townsend undertook what would become an ever evolving process that led to the collection of highly sought after pastels we see today: Soft Form, Thinline and Terrages. Townsend pastels are very densely pigmented, utilize pumice as an ingredient, and have great clarity and good covering power. While they maintain a very smooth application of rich color and dense coverage, the addition of pumice results in a grittier pastel, which allows the pastel dust to embed in the fibers of the paper it is applied to. The nature of the base pigment dictates the soft to very soft consistency of each color. In the Soft Form, a 3 step value system is used for each color: Dark, Pure Color & Light. The Off-White and Pale colors (80D thru 90L) are a nice subtly tinted alternative to using traditional whites. The Midnight colors (50D thru 53L) are a great alternative to blacks... (click below for more information)