Cray-Pas® Expressionist® oil pastels are the standard by which all other pastels are measured. From dramatic to muted, flamboyant to quiet, the Expressionist color range allows students, hobbyists, and artists to achieve a range of painterly effects. Expressionist oil pastels are extremely smooth to apply, can create broad strokes, and allow the user to blend colors to build texture and depth. The unique Cray-Pas Extender is a colorless oil pastel, further extending any Expressionist color for the continuation of hues.

See Cray-pas History to discover invention details!

In 1925, Sakura Color Products of Osaka, Japan, formulated Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil. Today, the finest elements continue to make up the Cray-Pas family of oil pastels. This makes them ideally suited to compliment the development of technique and expression from childhood to high school, college, and the professional level.

Cray-Pas® Expressionist® features:

  • Easy blending and color extension
  • Extra fine quality pigment formulation
  • Meets ACMI non-toxicity requirements
  • Suitable for many surfaces: paper, cardboard, canvas and wood
  • 48 colors - sold in sets or as open stock
  • Provides full coverage on many surfaces such as paper, cardboard, canvas, and wood

Cray-Pas® Expressionist® availability:

  • A round jumbo size shape stick: 10 mm diameter x 71 mm length
  • 48 total colors - sold as open stock and in sets  View Color Chart here.
  • Multi-cultural 12 pc set offers a realistic palette of natural skin tones
  • Expressionist® Extender is available in a 12 stick set

 

Not recommended for use on fabrics intended to be washed. Not evaluated for cosmetic use on skin. Meets ACMI non-toxicity standards.

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Applications
  • Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • Still life
  • Abstracts
  • Scratch Art/Sgraffito
  • Wall Art
  • Stenciling
Technical qualities
  • 48 Bright & vivid colors
  • Extra fine quality pigment formulations
  • Extremely smooth application
  • 10 mm diameter x 71 mm length round stick
  • "AP" Seal certified for non-toxicity

Product Specifications

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Stock # Description UPC No.
XLP-002 LEMON YELLOW 0 84511 32783 2
XLP-003 YELLOW 0 84511 32784 9
XLP-004 DEEP YELLOW 0 84511 37210 8
XLP-005 ORANGE 0 84511 32785 6
XLP-006 SCARLET 0 84511 37209 2
XLP-007 PALE ORANGE 0 84511 32786 3
XLP-009 NAPLES YELLOW 0 84511 37223 8
XLP-012 BROWN 0 84511 32787 0
XLP-015 YELLOW OCHRE 0 84511 32788 7
XLP-017 VANDYKE BROWN 0 84511 32789 4
XLP-018 VERMILION HUE 0 84511 32790 0
XLP-019 RED 0 84511 32791 7
XLP-020 PINK 0 84511 32792 4
XLP-022 CRIMSON 0 84511 37208 5
XLP-023 VIOLET 0 84511 37219 1
XLP-024 PURPLE 0 84511 32793 1
XLP-025 CERULEAN BLUE 0 84511 37218 4
XLP-026 EMERALD GREEN 0 84511 37217 7
XLP-027 YELLOW-GREEN 0 84511 32794 8
XLP-029 GREEN 0 84511 32795 5
XLP-030 DEEP GREEN 0 84511 32796 2
XLP-031 VIRIDIAN HUE 0 84511 37212 2
XLP-036 BLUE 0 84511 32797 9
XLP-038 ULTRAMARINE 0 84511 32798 6
XLP-043 PRUSSIAN BLUE 0 84511 32799 3
XLP-044 GRAY 0 84511 32800 6
XLP-046 GREEN GRAY 0 84511 32801 3
XLP-047 OLIVE BROWN 0 84511 32802 0
XLP-048 ROSE GRAY 0 84511 37221 4
XLP-049 BLACK 0 84511 32803 7
XLP-050 WHITE 0 84511 32804 4
XLP-051 GOLD 0 84511 37227 6
XLP-053 SILVER 0 84511 37228 3
XLP-105 YELLOW ORANGE 0 84511 32805 1
XLP-107 SALMON PINK 0 84511 37222 1
XLP-110 RAW SIENNA 0 84511 37224 5
XLP-112 BURNT SIENNA 0 84511 37225 2
XLP-117 SEPIA 0 84511 37226 9
XLP-120 DARK PINK 0 84511 37220 7
XLP-122 DARK ROSE 0 84511 37207 8
XLP-124 LIGHT PURPLE 0 84511 32806 8
XLP-125 PALE BLUE 0 84511 32807 5
XLP-128 PALE GREEN 0 84511 37216 0
XLP-129 TURQUOISE GREEN 0 84511 37211 5
XLP-131 BLUE GREEN 0 84511 37213 9
XLP-134 OLIVE 0 84511 37214 6
XLP-144 DARK GRAY 0 84511 37229 0
XLP-234 OLIVE GREEN 0 84511 37215 3
XLP-00 EXTENDER 0 84511 37230 6
59900 BLISTER CARD, 2 PK - EXTENDER 0 53482 59900 5
59901 BLISTER CARD, 2 PK - BLACK 0 53482 59901 2
59902 BLISTER CARD, 2 PK - WHITE 0 53482 59902 9
XLP12 12 PC SET 0 84511 37232 0
XLP12SA 12 PC SET - MULTI CULTURAL COLORS 0 84511 39047 8
XLP16 16 PC SET 0 84511 37233 7
XLP25 25 PC SET 0 84511 37234 4
XLP36 36 PC SET 0 84511 37235 1
XLP50 50 PC SET - 48 COLORS 0 84511 37236 8
XLP-DSPLY DISPLAY 588 PC - 12 EA all colors including EXTENDER 0 53482 10291 5

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Zion National Park Landscape with Oil Pastels Tutorial
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