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Rembrandt Soft Pastels

Rembrandt Soft Pastels

Excellent colour release. Intense and pure colours. Good to highest degree of lightfastness. Very high colouring power due to high concentration of pigment. Free of pigments based on the metals lead, cadmium and cobalt. The complete range consists of 203 colours

The unique characteristics of Rembrandt soft pastels
Rembrandt soft pastels owe their quality to the close collaboration with professional artists, traditional expertise and more than a century of experience. Each colour is made according to a unique formula and the necessary raw materials go through very strict controls for each new batch. Rembrandt pastels have for many years been the most commonly used pastels in the world.

The composition
The composition of soft pastels is such that the colour on the ground approaches that of pure pigment as much as possible. This is achieved through a combination of pigment, a minimal amount of binder and the purest and softest types of kaolin, also referred to as pipe clay or China clay. The balanced proportion of these ingredients results in an as spontaneous as possible colour transfer and a velvety look.

The right softness
The softness has been chosen in such a way that the pastels easily transfer their colour while at the same time not fall apart or turn to powder.

Tinting strength, colour purity and lightfastness
The Rembrandt pastels owe their very high tinting strength and colour purity to a well-chosen selection of pigments and the pigment concentration. Besides, the pigments determine the lightfastness. Only through a strict selection of the pigments used can the best combination of these properties be achieved.

No harmful pigments
The range is free of pigments based on heavy-metals such as cadmium, lead and cobalt.

Composition of the range
The range consists of 203 colours of a balanced selection across the entire colour range. With the pastel painting technique the colours are mixed in the artwork itself. If too many layers are placed on top of one another the grounds can become saturated and new layers will not be able to adhere. One can therefore not apply layer upon layer. For this reason the range has many intermediate shades with black and white so that dark and light gradations of colour do not have to be mixed. 

The Rembrandt range consists of 44 pure colours (full tones), 41 colours mixed with black and 118 colours mixed with white. The colour number indicates whether a colour has been diluted. Each colour has its own number. With pure colours this number is followed by the code ,5. In the case of pure Lemon yellow the label says 205,5. The intermediate shade with black is indicated by 205,3 and the intermediate shades with an increasing amount of white with a series of increasing numbers. In this case: 205,8, 205,9 and 205,12. Some colours also have the gradations ,7 and ,10. The extra soft white pastel with the name White Supersoft (colour number 101,5) is for applying light accents in the final layers.

Click here for a pdf colour chart.

$6.35 per pastel

Code Colour Code Colour Code Colour Code Colour
700.5 Black 5 202.7 Deep Yellow 7 538.5 Mars Violet 5 570.5 Phthalo Blue 5
548.3 Blue Violet 3 202.9 Deep Yellow 9 538.7 Mars Violet 7 570.7 Phthalo Blue 7
548.5 Blue Violet 5 231.10 Gold Ochre 10 538.8 Mars Violet 8 570.9 Phthalo Blue 9
548.7 Blue Violet 7 231.3 Gold Ochre 3 538.9 Mars Violet 9 675.3 Phthalo Green 3
548.8 Blue Violet 8 231.5 Gold Ochre 5 707.10 Mouse Grey 10 675.5 Phthalo Green 5
640.3 Bluish Green 3 231.7 Gold Ochre 7 707.3 Mouse Grey 3 675.8 Phthalo Green 8
640.5 Bluish Green 5 231.8 Gold Ochre 8 707.5 Mouse Grey 5 508.3 Prussian Blue 3
640.7 Bluish Green 7 231.9 Gold Ochre 9 707.7 Mouse Grey 7 508.5 Prussian Blue 5
640.9 Bluish Green 9 709.10 Green Grey 10 707.8 Mouse Grey 8 508.7 Prussian Blue 7
727.10 Bluish Grey 10 709.3 Green Grey 3 707.9 Mouse Grey 9 508.8 Prussian Blue 8
727.3 Bluish Grey 3 709.5 Green Grey 5 620.10 Olive Green 10 234.10 Raw Sienna 10
727.5 Bluish Grey 5 709.7 Green Grey 7 620.3 Olive Green 3 234.3 Raw Sienna 3
727.7 Bluish Grey 7 709.8 Green Grey 8 620.5 Olive Green 5 234.5 Raw Sienna 5
727.8 Bluish Grey 8 709.9 Green Grey 9 620.7 Olive Green 7 234.7 Raw Sienna 7
727.9 Bluish Grey 9 704.10 Grey 10 620.8 Olive Green 8 234.8 Raw Sienna 8
411.10 Burnt Sienna 10 704.3 Grey 3 235.3 Orange 3 234.9 Raw Sienna 9
411.3 Burnt Sienna 3 704.5 Grey 5 235.5 Orange 5 408.10 Raw Umber 10
411.5 Burnt Sienna 5 704.7 Grey 7 235.8 Orange 8 408.3 Raw Umber 3
411.7 Burnt Sienna 7 704.8 Grey 8 235.9 Orange 9 408.5 Raw Umber 5
411.8 Burnt Sienna 8 704.9 Grey 9 619.3 Permanent Green Deep 3 408.7 Raw Umber 7
411.9 Burnt Sienna 9 347.3 Indian Red 3 619.5 Permanent Green Deep 5 408.9 Raw Umber 9
409.10 Burnt Umber 10 347.5 Indian Red 5 619.7 Permanent Green Deep 7 545.3 Red Violet 3
409.3 Burnt Umber 3 347.7 Indian Red 7 619.9 Permanent Green Deep 9 545.5 Red Violet 5
409.5 Burnt Umber 5 347.9 Indian Red 9 618.3 Permanent Green Light 3 545.7 Red Violet 7
409.7 Burnt Umber 7 205.12 Lemon Yellow 12 618.5 Permanent Green Light 5 545.8 Red Violet 8
409.8 Burnt Umber 8 205.3 Lemon Yellow 3 618.8 Permanent Green Light 8 522.10 Turquoise Blue 10
409.9 Burnt Umber 9 205.5 Lemon Yellow 5 618.9 Permanent Green Light 9 522.3 Turquoise Blue 3
343.3 Caput Mortuum Red 3 205.8 Lemon Yellow 8 372.10 Permanent Red 1 522.5 Turquoise Blue 5
343.5 Caput Mortuum Red 5 205.9 Lemon Yellow 9 372.3 Permanent Red 3 522.8 Turquoise Blue 8
343.7 Caput Mortuum Red 7 236.3 Light Orange 3 372.5 Permanent Red 5 506.3 Ultramarine Deep 3
343.8 Caput Mortuum Red 8 236.5 Light Orange 5 372.8 Permanent Red 8 506.5 Ultramarine Deep 5
343.9 Caput Mortuum Red 9 236.7 Light Orange 7 372.9 Permanent Red 9 506.7 Ultramarine Deep 7
318.3 Carmine 3 236.8 Light Orange 8 371.3 Permanent Red Deep 3 506.9 Ultramarine Deep 9
318.5 Carmine 5 236.9 Light Orange 9 371.5 Permanent Red Deep 5 505.10 Ultramarine Light 10
318.7 Carmine 7 339.10 Light Oxide Red 10 371.7 Permanent Red Deep 7 505.3 Ultramarine Light 3
318.8 Carmine 8 339.3 Light Oxide Red 3 371.8 Permanent Red Deep 8 505.5 Ultramarine Light 5
318.9 Carmine 9 339.5 Light Oxide Red 5 371.9 Permanent Red Deep 9 505.7 Ultramarine Light 7
627.10 Cinnabar Green Deep 10 339.7 Light Oxide Red 7 370.3 Permanent Red Light 3 505.8 Ultramarine Light 8
627.3 Cinnabar Green Deep 3 339.8 Light Oxide Red 8 370.5 Permanent Red Light 5 505.9 Ultramarine Light 9
627.5 Cinnabar Green Deep 5 339.9 Light Oxide Red 9 370.7 Permanent Red Light 7 536.3 Violet 3
627.7 Cinnabar Green Deep 7 201.3 Light Yellow 3 370.9 Permanent Red Light 9 536.5 Violet 5
627.8 Cinnabar Green Deep 8 201.5 Light Yellow 5 397.10 Permanent Rose 10 536.7 Violet 7
627.9 Cinnabar Green Deep 9 201.7 Light Yellow 7 397.3 Permanent Rose 3 536.9 Violet 9
626.10 Cinnabar Green Light 10 201.8 Light Yellow 8 397.5 Permanent Rose 5 100.5 White 5
626.3 Cinnabar Green Light 3 331.3 Madder Lake Deep 3 397.7 Permanent Rose 7 101.5 White Super Soft 5
626.5 Cinnabar Green Light 5 331.5 Madder Lake Deep 5 397.9 Permanent Rose 9 227.10 Yellow Ochre 10
626.7 Cinnabar Green Light 7 331.7 Madder Lake Deep 7 633.3 Permanent Yellow Green 3 227.3 Yellow Ochre 3
626.9 Cinnabar Green Light 9 331.8 Madder Lake Deep 8 633.5 Permanent Yellow Green 5 227.5 Yellow Ochre 5
202.12 Deep Yellow 12 331.9 Madder Lake Deep 9 633.7 Permanent Yellow Green 7 227.7 Yellow Ochre 7
202.3 Deep Yellow 3 538.10 Mars Violet 10 633.9 Permanent Yellow Green 9 227.9 Yellow Ochre 9
202.5 Deep Yellow 5 538.3 Mars Violet 3 570.3 Phthalo Blue 3    





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