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Old 11-28-2015, 09:21 AM
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Kremer soft pastels

I checked, and there was one old thread about this, but there was no information on it from those who had tried them, just a lot of speculation about where you could purchase them. I have recently ordered a few Kremer soft pastels to try. I couldn't find any reviews on them, but thought I'd give them a test as I've just spotted them on the new Jacksons website. I'm a bit unsure if I've wasted my money, but that's why I only purchased a few. They seem to be low stock, so someone must like them. I'm just wondering if anyone has tried them and if so, do they like them?
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:17 AM
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Re: Kremer soft pastels

Hi Tracy!

I believe Kremer is an American company which specialises in making pigments for artists to mix their own paints etc. I don't know anything about their pastels but did find this old post on Jackson's blog which may explain the limited stocks:

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Old 11-28-2015, 07:23 PM
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Re: Kremer soft pastels

I haven't tried the Kremer pastels but have tried their pigment for making my own pastels and the pigment makes beautiful colors. They sent a rather thick booklet with my order explaining all their products and giving detailed information on the lightfastness of each pigment. At their location in New York they offer classes, and their website, Kremerpigments.com, has a tech blog with information, instructions and recipes for making paints and pastels. I believe Kremer is a very reputable art supply house, and I think you probably got some great pastels!
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:36 AM
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Re: Kremer soft pastels

never heard about Kremer pastels. they are more expensive than other brands. maybe they're much better, I'd like to try some. I can't find them on Jackson's site.
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:54 AM
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Re: Kremer soft pastels

If i understanded they are made by one artist (Pip Seymour) like few what i have (made for other place) i bet some colours are nice most nice in my set one yellow based now discontinued pigment superwarm yellow is one few hues what i have brands what are currently stuff what is not made maybe never agan what i really like and worry how i replace them. hardness depends at least one hue what i have is strachy even. i cannot recommend maybe expect som unique hues and if you want mix like paints becouse what i think most hues are single pigment.
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