Pastels and charcoals - Artist Pastels

Extrafine soft pastels
Essentialness: the pastel is one of the simplest and sparest artistic techniques. Colour’s refraction power remains nearly intact and generally proportionate to softness. The palest pastels are always the most luminous. Pastels are the protagonists
of brushless execution, midway between drawing and painting. Linked to the skill and patience of the artist, pastels feature peerless inalterability, free as they are from binder-based yellowing. And yet nothing, not even their great stability, deprives them of that “unbearable lightness”, that diaphanous and luminous effect that gives pastel creations a timeless image fixed in luminous powder.
90 colours


Degree of lightfastness

Highest degree of lightfastness

Symbol GHS (Globalisation Harmonisation System)

Hazardous to thea quatic environment

Cmr1, Stot1 Aspiration hazard

Skin irritation

Flammable liquids


Compressed gases

Oxidizing Liquids

Acute toxicity

Skin corrosion

First application: 100% Maimeri Puro colour: Maimeri Puro tints are highly concentrated so some colours appear very dark when used in their pure form.

Second application: 50% Maimeri Puro colour + 50% Colourless Medium, i.e. a neutral unpigmented paste. This medium is used for thinning the tints, enhancing the flow and emphasizing the depth of the thinned colour.

Third application: 10% Maimeri Puro colour + 90% Glazing Medium to emphasize the sheen of the tint and the different degree of opaqueness between the colours.

Fourth application: 50% Maimeri Puro colour + 50% Titanium White, to emphasize the undertone of the tint and highlight the concentration.