About pastels

The artistic Renesans dry pastels are still subject to manual production. They are dried in a fully natural way and apply top quality raw materials, including kaolin extracted in Poland, and the best dry pigments. Pastel painting sees use of dry colourful chalklike sticks, without any liquid painting agents, which are applied onto a rough surface. Pastels are composed of painting pigments with chalk, clay, or plaster for binding, which provides a soft, smooth, and easily dusting stroke. A properly created pastel offers freshness, smoothly penetrating colours, no gloss, and bright surface.

Renesans oil pastels are oil-based. Renesans pastels are soft and easy to use and the individual colours are easy to apply and mix. The intensive colours provide artistic effects and adhere well to the surface. Oil pastels are good for both primed canvas and paper with use of a wet brush (e.g. bristle or sponge).