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julieindvik
08-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Does anyone know which greens are included in the 25 greens set? I have looked on Girualt's site, Pasteletc, and all the major vendors. Does anyone have the list?

I have been watching the Elizabeth Mowry DVD and she uses the Girualt's, NuPastel and pencils for blending. I thought after getting her DVD and books I would want her Poetic Landscape set by Girault. But from what I see in the video is that she uses a variety of pastel brands. In fact, in the video and books she used Giraults very little. Mostly in the blending of the greens in her foliage. It's such a beautiful look. So, I thought perhaps the Girault 25 greens would be a better fit. I recently bought the 25 Grey set and really like the texture, especially for blending. To me, it's in between a NuPastel and say a Sennlier.

If anyone has the list, I would be very grateful if you could post it.

Thank you!

DAK723
08-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Pastel sets can be tricky because sometimes different stores have different sets. In checking the Dakota site and the Fine Art Store, neither has a 25 greens set on their website (at least as far as I could find). Fine Art Store sells a 50 greens sets, but with no identifying numbers. Dakota sells 25 and 50 piece landscape sets along with 3 specific Mowry sets - two with 50 pastels and one with 100. All the sets on the Dakota website come with picture and identifying numbers for each pastel.

Here's a link:

http://www.dakotapastels.com/pages/softpastels-girault.aspx

Hope this helps,

Don

julieindvik
08-21-2014, 10:38 PM
Hi Don,
Thanks for the link. I can see most of the numbers so that is helpful. I did a google search and read how out of date the Girault site appears. Unlike other vendors, they don't have lists of the sets except portrait, landscape and flower.

Maybe I will go ahead and order the Mowry set and play around with blending more than just greens.

Equus Art
08-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Julie, have you been to this site? Everything Girault. I have ordered from them. Fast shipping, easy to work with.

http://www.pasteletc.com/

Cat

julieindvik
08-22-2014, 11:35 AM
Hi Cat,

They do have the 25 greens set on the site but no list. It's hard for me to make out the numbers in the photo. I have tried emailing them and calling them but no response so far. Makes me think twice about placing an order with them. They are the only ones I have found that carry the 25 greens. Most of the big art stores carry the 50 greens and more common sets.

Hopefully I will get a reply soon.

Thanks for responding!

jessica337
08-27-2014, 05:43 PM
HI All,

When I wanted to know which were in their sets I just emailed them and they sent me a list :)

The 25 Green set has:

177, 181, 183, 186, 187, 199, 200, 201, 204, 205, 206, 208, 227, 228, 231, 251, 252, 254, 261, 262, 263, 264, 275, 276, 279

I'm assuming this list is still current, but it was sent to me on 2/13/14.

Sarah Rose
08-28-2014, 11:14 PM
Great, now I want some of these too :)

julieindvik
08-29-2014, 12:56 AM
pastelsetc finally sent me the greens list. I was thinking I could get Elizabeth Mowry's greens in that set but strangely only a couple were included.

Thank you Jessica for posting the list.

robertsloan2
08-29-2014, 08:41 AM
For a landscape assortment the Mowry 50 set A looked better than the regular Landscape set, it's got violet in it. Both A & B did. If I got any more Girault sets it'd be Mowry A or Mowry A & B but maybe not together.

julieindvik
08-29-2014, 11:04 AM
Robert,
Did the A or B Mowry set look better to you? I agree about only buying one of the two. I went through both of the two color set lists and it looks like there are a couple of values of each color in both sets except one of the greens.

I really like the texture of the Girualt's, they are unlike any other pastel. They are great for blending on top of the softer sticks too! I also like keeping them full size which I don't do with my other sticks. The one thing I did notice was they are delicate. I got a new Heilman box and took it to class with an assortment of pastels including my 25 Grey set. When I opened the box half of the Girualt's were broken! This isn't my first Heilman box but it is the first time I have broken a pastel in transport. Maybe I need to put them in a row by themselves since they are thinner. If I get the Mowry set I will just keep the sticks in the box they come in.

stapeliad
08-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Every time I see this thread I want to see a picture.

So here it is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Aug-2014/53789-708_GIRAULT_25_GREENS.JPG

julieindvik
08-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Beautiful site! I must be bitten by the pastel bug if I get excited by the image of a new set!

Nick7
08-29-2014, 01:08 PM
Every time I see this thread I want to see a picture.

So here it is.

Every time I opened this thread I was glad there was NO picture :D Oh well... :lol:

stapeliad
08-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Every time I opened this thread I was glad there was NO picture :D Oh well... :lol:

:eek:

sorry

:heart: <-- peace offering

robertsloan2
08-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Okay, now you have me drooling. Truly drooling. I wanted the Mowry A & B set but those greens are so luscious and every one of them would be useful. Mmmmmm!