20 additional gradations
The high absorption capacity of light beams gives the dry pastel
the most intense contrasts of all the pictorial methods.
In bright light the light parts are intensely clear.
Therefore, we have developed the range of chromatic values with a wider, richer range of light shades. You will be able to use even more subtle nuances whatever the subject chosen and your way of working.
From its conception in 1780 to the present day,
Pastels Girault’s color chart has had 526 shades
declined in 4 cards: "portrait", "landscape",
"flowers and fruits" and "broken tones, background tones".
But for over 50 years, “only” 300 have been available!
The flagship project, which has been close to our heart since we bought the company, is to recreate the entire range of shades.
So we are taking advantage of this wonderful
anniversary to realize a part of this dream.
It took almost 1 year of work to revive these shades, dormant for over half of century.
The principal task was the immense mathematical process of calculating each shade, and we would like to thank our uncle, Christian Petit, for his invaluable help.
To create a truly exceptional assortment able to satisfy all our customers' artistic universes, we have chosen:
Hand-made in France
It's with patience, precision, and fineness that Stephane repeats the 6 key steps of the traditional workmanship on the entirety of our range. These last 20 gradations received the same care and attention, with the additional emotions of reviving a piece of history. In the house of Pastels Girault, it's through history that we write the future.