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Neopastel Oil Pastels


With its soft, velvety texture and high pigment content, the Neopastel oil pastel offers artists, tutors and students a flexible medium with strong colours. Developed in the Caran d’Ache workshops with 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 by Caran d'Ache Demonstration


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.

Available in individual sticks as well as box of 12, 24 or 48 or a wooden box of 96.


  • Type: Ultra-high quality oil pastel for both professional and amateur artist’s requirements.

  • Pastel : water-resistant colours, soft, non-powdery, soluble in turpentine.

  • Also recommended for advanced tuition

  • Water-resistant, soft and velvety texture does not crumble and can be dissolved in white spirit.

  • Highly concentrated pigment, superior covering power, luminous colours and excellent light resistance.

  • 96 colours.

  • Very high pigment concentration, economical in use thanks to the high covering capacity.

  • Excellent colour stability.

  • Excellent lightfastness.

  • Product conforms to ASTM D4236 (AP for USA only).



Apply the pastel around the edge of a smooth template. Rub the colours off the template and onto the paper with your finger.


Overlay the colour then scratch the top layer with a knife or spatula.


  • Unlimited blending and shading

  • Can be easily manipulated with the fingers

  • Easily applied to numerous media including paper, cardboard and canvas

  • Also recommended for dark paper


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.