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BLUE EARTH PASTELS
A DAKOTA EXCLUSIVE!

A NEW APPROACH TO A LOGICAL PASTEL RANGE

Origin: USA
Size: 1/2" X 7/16" X 1 3/16"

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Blue Earth Pastels (made in Blue Earth, Minnesota since 2012) are sold exclusively at Dakota Art. Rectangular in shape and a compact size, these pastels meet the color needs of the pastel artist in a new way. Colors in Blue Earth Pastels are organized in the traditional nineteenth century manner: by hue, value and intensity. This sensible color wheel arrangement makes finding the right color with the correct value quick and easy. Blue Earth has developed this thoughtful chromatic palette for the pastel painter, reminiscent of the oil painters' palette.

This logical organization allows a relatively small set to present the fullest expression of color, and eliminates the need to take on the arduous process of developing and organizing one's own pastel collection into this useful arrangement.

The pastels are made using high-density mineral pigments with a proven historical record for permanence. The soft and dense consistency allows rich coverage while maintaining a smooth and creamy texture.

All sticks have a number embossed for easy identification.
Each of the twelve 28 piece sets features one hue and all of its respective values and intensities. Both the warm and cool sides of the primary colors are represented, along with secondary colors and warm and cool neutrals.

MIXED SETS: 6 & 12 PIECE SAMPLERS: An easy way for artists to experience the unique feel and handling qualities of the Blue Earth pastels.

PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE SAMPLERS: The 21-stick samplers feature a seven-tone structure that is common to all the Blue Earth colors. With seven tones it is possible to paint anything you see, even with a limited range of color. As long as the values are correct, the painting will be convincing. It is the tonal structure that carries the image!

COLOR RANGES: The Blue Earth Pastel line consists of ten color range sets of 28 pastels: Primary hues have a warm and cool box: Red and Quinacridone; Yellow and Lemon; Blue and Cerulean. Secondary hues: Orange, Green, Turquoise and Violet

*NEW in 2017 - the Violet set is now split between 14 Cool Violets and 14 Warm Violets to more completely cover this part of the spectrum. The 14 Cool Violets will be available as a set for a limited time. Two additional sets of Nearly Neutral Cool and Nearly Neutral Warm complete the palette of 336 colors.

ORGANIZATION: Each Color Range box is organized from dark (1) to light (7) on the value scale. The color boxes are further divided by intensity: Line A is the brightest; Line B is medium intensity (graying line A with a complement); Line C is less saturated (more graying) and Line D is the least saturated, neutralized and grayed (least intense). Finding the right color is simplified with this method of organization. Complementary color harmonies are easy to create.

UNIQUE PACKAGING: Each color range is packaged in a unique format that allows pastels to be inserted vertically in foam cradled boxes that measure 4" x 6 1/4" x 2". The die-cut foam is in two sections, allowing removal and easy access to the pastel sticks.

*IMPORTANT - REMOVE THE TOP LAYER OF DIE CUT FOAM AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE SHIPMENT FOR EASIER ACCESS TO THE PASTEL STICKS!

Richard McKinley Talks About the Color Palette & Blue Earth Pastels

CLICK HERE TO ORDER INDIVIDUAL PASTELS - $3.00

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Color Charts          
           
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BESCHART Handmade Color Chart $30.00  
BESBLANK Blank Color Chart $5.00  
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SAMPLERS   SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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BESAMP6 Sampler Primary 6 SALE! $16.95 $22.50
BESAMP12 Sampler Primary 12 SALE! $32.95 $45.00
BESSAMP21P Sampler Portrait & Figure 21 SALE! $59.95 $78.75
BESSAMP21L Sampler Land & Sea 21 SALE! $59.95 $78.75
           
COLOR RANGES   SPECIAL PRICE     PRICE
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BESCOOLV14 Cool Violet 14 NEW! SALE! $37.95 $52.50
BESQUIN28 Quinacridone 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESRED28 Red 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESORG28 Orange 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESYEL28 Yellow 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESLEM28 Lemon 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESGRN28 Earth Green 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESTURQ28 Turquoise 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESCERUL28 Cerulean 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESBLUE28 Blue 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESVIOL28 Cool/Warm Violet 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESWARM28 Neutral Warm 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESCOOL28 Neutral Cool 28 SALE! $74.95 $105.00
BESFULL336 Complete Set 336 (cardboard) SALE! $799.00 $1260.00
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pixel FULL SET: The complete set is now available in a handy and portable wood box. The Italian made box features a sliding cover and leather handle. The box measures 24"x13"x3" and weighs 12 lbs with the full set of pastels. The Dakota Studio Field Box is available empty (weight 5 lbs).

NEW! FIELD SKETCH SET: A smaller version ( the same quality Italian construction) of the Full Set Box is now available with a 126 Color Value arrangement for ease of travel and plein air painting. Box measures 12.5" x 12" x 3" and weighs 3lbs empty and 5 lbs 12 oz with pastels.

 

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BESWOOD336 336 Complete Set in Wood Box SALE! $899.00 $1500.00
DAKOTABOX Dakota Studio Empty Box SALE! $124.00 $159.95
BESWOOD126 NEW 126 Field Sketch in Wood Box SALE! $435.00 $610.00
DAKOTABOX2 NEW Field Sketch Empty Box SALE! $109.00 $139.00
           
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