Endorsed by the Oil Pastel Association of America (OPA), Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels feel and move like a chalk pastel without the dust.
Holbein Oil Artists’ Oil Pastels are the culmination of over 60 years of research, development and manufacturing expertise in the oil pastel field. The manufacturing process is entirely automated to ensure uniform color distribution throughout the entire stick. Individually sleeved, each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility.
Due to the parafin content and highly refined mineral oil, they will never harden completely. Therefore, all finished work should be mounted under glass.
Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels can be applied to almost any ground. They are used extensively over finished acrylic and oil paintings.
Unlike oil Pastels that uses vegetable oil, Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels are inert once laid down and will not dry out or crack.