The ultimate soft artists' painting pastels. These colors are a revolutionary new medium for artists. They are inter-mixable, eliminating the need to invest in hundreds of colors for a complete pastel palette. Artists working in pastel can achieve a more painterly effect than ever before, including techniques for blocking in large areas of color in seconds as well as applying ultra-thin glazing layers. All of the PanPastel professional-quality colors are highly pigmented and lightfast. They work wonderfully in conjunction with traditional pastel sticks, as well as with other dry media such as colored pencil and charcoal. The special formulation of PanPastel colors delivers an amazingly soft pastel with virtually no dust, and the clever packaging allows them to be stacked together for easy storage or travel for plein air painters. Artists love the fact that unlike with other mediums, there is no lengthy preparation waiting time when working and clean-up is quick and easy. The colors will not dry out and the tools are easily washable and reusable. These pastels can be applied to a surface using Sofft Tools, a line of sponges and applicators specially designed for PanPastels.