Origin: USA 🇺🇸
Size: Full Stick: 1/2" x 2 1/4" Half-Stick: 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Established in 1995, Great American Artworks has created a superb, American made pastel that is square, buttery soft, and resists crumbling. With a high concentration of professional grade pigments, this 546 color line of pastels is the contemporary answer for those who wish to venture beyond the old world pastel lines. Browse through the color chart and let the color names carry your imagination from the red sap of Africa (Dragon's Blood) to the green glazes of Ancient China (Celadon). There is an extensive range of metallic and pearlescent colors. Great American has an expansive palette of colors with the most extensive tint range available - up to 6 tints for some colors! The Color Numbering System: 3-digit color number followed by a decimal and a single digit (.0 = pure color and .6 = lightest tint). Example: 105.0 = Burnt Sienna pure color and 105.6 = Burnt Sienna lightest tint... (click below for more information)
Great American Pastels rank 2nd out of 21 in our softness comparison. Comparing Pastel Hardness (PDF)
Great American Half Stick Sets: Half size sticks are a great way to get more color variety bang for your buck. They are also an excellent way to try out a line to see how you like the shape, size and texture. TRY ME! Sets: 18 colors sets, each made using 6 color families and 3 tints of each color - a great value and an excellent way to TRY the line. 60 HALF STICK - The 60 color Outdoor and 60 color On the Terrace assortments are cumulative (no duplicated colors) and make excellent, compact plein air sets. 546 MINI-MONTY - The complete 546 color set in Half-Stick format. Packaged in 6 boxes of 91 colors. An exceptional buy for a broad range, full set of Artist Quality pastels!
⭐ THIS PASTEL IS A STAFF FAVORITE
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