Pastels and charcoals - Classico

Fine oil pastels
Tonal depth is what comes from using this medium that features the unfathomable shadows, the vibrant chromatics of the pasty, plastic tracing of oil paint and all of pastel’s ease of use. Shadings can be blended with a brush dipped in turpentine, a versatile technique popular for its compatibility with oil painting or the mixed techniques of illustration. With divisionists this way of painting gained full recognition and since then the technique has been successful for sketches, illustrations and life drawings thanks to its delightful and unimagined effects.
48 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.