VERY HIGH-QUALITY OIL PASTELS. With its soft, velvety texture and high pigment content, the Neopastel oil pastel offers artists and Fine Art teachers and students a flexible medium with strong colours. Developed in the Caran d'Ache workshops on the advice of expert pastel artists, Neopastel is a must with its huge range of 96 luminous hues, incorporating a wide selection of grey, warm and cold tones. Neopastel offers excellent coverage making it suitable for a wealth of applications and artistic combinations: from lines to flat-wash, blending to stencilling, or batik effect to sgrafitto in multiple layers. Its wide 10mm diameter, refined texture, water resistance and excellent lightfastness make it ideally suited for use on diverse materials, be they tinted or dark. Non-drying, non-oxidisable and heat resistant, Neopastel is also soluble in turpentine and can be used with ease for oil painting on canvas. Neopastel oil pastels are designed and made by the artisans of the Maison Caran d'Ache with the greatest care according to the quality standard criteria of the Swiss Made label and in compliance with environmental norms and certifications.