View Full Version : Paris = soft pastels

11-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Hi, I'm still wondering if pastels is for me and yet to click the 'check-out' button on Amazon, as we have only Mungyo (not the Gallery line) here where I live.

I'll be in Paris soon, for a week, and I wonder if it will be better and cheaper to get them there. Googled and browsed through briefly...I see mostly with Sennelier brands...Any recommendations/advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Donna T
11-09-2018, 04:32 PM
I hope you have a great time in Paris, Constance, and that you can find at least one good art store! Have you considered Girault (https://www.pastelsgirault.com/) pastels? They are really nice and I suspect they would be available in Paris since they are made in France. Here's another link (http://pasteletc.com/)that tells a lot about them in English. I have a few Sennelier pastels and while the colors are beautiful they tend to crumble easily. I have heard that the half-stick sets are sturdier but I haven't tried them personally and I don't know if they can be replaced individually.

11-11-2018, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the recommendation and the link Donna! I looked up Girault and that's really on the pricier side :crying:. Hopefully, I'll get to visit an art supplies store while I'm there.

Moises Menendez
11-11-2018, 08:41 PM
Believe or not sometimes is cheaper to shop at Jackson in London, especially European products. I got Old Holland oil tubes and arrived ten days later
Of course if you are going to Paris the pastels thre should be cheaper

11-14-2018, 07:15 PM
I hope so too, Moises. May I know if any of you have tried sketching with pastels while on the move/travelling? Life sketches of people, not so much of a plein-air painting. Do share your experience :)