Updated February 11, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

The 6 Best Oil Pastels For Artists

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2019. If you're the type of artist who enjoys creating works that utilize the full spectrum of colors, a quality oil pastel set will likely serve you well. These waxy sticks glide smoothly across many media and are a breeze to blend and smudge. Plus, they come in collections of different sizes, so no matter your requirements, you'll be able to find the perfect option here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best oil pastel for artists on Amazon.

6. Cretacolor Aquastic

4. Erengi ArtAspirer

3. Holbein U686

2. Caran D'ache Neopastel

1. Sennelier Luxury

Editor's Notes

February 08, 2019:

Selected options that come in a range of sizes to accommodate artists with distinct goals. The sets that have more beige tones are intended to satisfy portrait-oriented users, while those with plenty of bright greens and primary shades should please individuals who like to recreate lush landscapes on their canvas. Also made sure to list only products that apply evenly and that do not have a tendency to chip under pressure.


Taber Koeghan
Last updated on February 11, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.


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