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patsbeads
07-27-2010, 11:17 PM
I am deciding on some new pastels. Luckily hubby likes it when I am painting, (he says I am in a good mood when I paint) and since I do have depression due to some serious health issues, he is generous with money for my supplies. I am pretty sure I want giraults. I really love them. I had thought about Mount Vision portrait set, but I am afraid they are too large for me. the texture of them seems quite similar to me. I have a few giraults and I want to be sure I am not ordering the same colors that I already have (they are pretty pricey to double up on ). I found the charts for the 25, and 50 portrait sets, but I have not been able to find the charts or number list for the skin tone set. I have been really thinking about getting that set, but maybe I will go with one of the other sets, or order open stock. Does anyone have a list of what is in the skin tone set? If I could just win the lottery ...I would buy a full set of both Giraults and Mount Visions for sure. Dreams!!!!! I was telling hubby that one day and he said "well, you could buy the set of giraults, how much are they" I laughed and told him and he was pretty surprised. He still said I could buy them, but I really think that is asking a little too much. Maybe some day I will be able to paint well enough to sell some paintings to buy them.
Thanks,
Pat

Talley
07-28-2010, 12:31 AM
I love giraults, too. you can find the 25 set, including the skin tones, here:

http://www.pasteletc.com/images/NEW25.xls

patsbeads
07-28-2010, 12:40 AM
Thanks so much. That was just what I was looking for.
Pat

DAK723
07-28-2010, 10:48 AM
For those who may not have been able to open the .xls file, here's a list of the pastel numbers:

portrait set of 50:

006 008 011 071 069 024 026 028 125 124

121 002 001 461 142 144 128 129 117 115

112 127 512 440 525 056 055 086 087 043

041 343 346 474 471 019 016 013 485 486

104 105 107 101 208 231 204 032 037 526

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jul-2010/82335-gir50.jpg

Portrait set of 25:

525 071 028 043 011 121 006 461 409 019

016 105 001 127 138 101 208 231 204 510

471 512 032 037 526

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jul-2010/82335-gir25.jpg

Don

chuas2
07-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Hi Pat!
I LOVE my Giraults. They comprise about 80% of my pastels. My stuff tends to be detailed and the Giraults are perfect for that. The sticks are small, but they're quite dense...I have a set of neutrals that I've been using for almost a year. I don't do portraiture, but their neutrals are so outstanding I don't doubt they have excellent pastels for skin tone!

Other great Girault sets are the Claude Textier #1 and #2. One is "cooler" than the other, and have the most beautiful subtle colors as well as some wonderfully clear brights. The set of 50 darks is also fabulous!

Happy painting!
Chuas

sketchZ1ol
07-28-2010, 12:19 PM
hello
sounds like you have a fine life-mate - gotta admire that
great posts - real decent
:} Ed