The new Derwent Pastel Shades Paint Pan Set has been released with 12 shades of “gouache style” paint in Lemon, Peach, Coral Pink, Pink Flamingo, Orchid Pink, Lavender, Cornflower Blue, Turquoise, Mint, Artichoke, Storm Grey, and Silver Blue. The pans come in a white plastic portable case with a mini water brush, five mixing palettes, and a sponge to clean the brush.
This compact and economical pastel paint set is great for studio use, travel, urban sketching, or painting on location – wherever you’re inspired. The pastel colors are soft and light and can be applied as a delicate wash or layered for a bright, opaque, matte finish without dissolving previously applied and dried layers. They lay down smooth and are permanent once dry.
The new Derwent Pastel Paint set joins their previous three paint formulations: Metallic, Inktense, and Graphitint and can be used with them to create various combinations and effects.
Derwent Pastel Paint Set Lightfastness Ratings from the Derwent website:
“6 – Good, 7 – Very Good, 8 – Excellent. Derwent uses the Blue Wool test (ISO 105) to evaluate lightfastness. Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. A scale of 1-8 is obtained, with values of 6 or higher being considered to be highly lightfast and, under museum conditions, will not fade for 100+ years.”
Colors rated a 5 – Pink Flamingo and Silver Blue
Colors rated a 6 – Peach, Coral Pink, Lavender, Cornflower Blue, and Artichoke
Colors rated a 7 – Lemon, Orchid Pink, Turquoise, and Storm Grey
Color rated an 8 – Mint