Frustrated with the lack of color options available and few choices for very soft pastels, Terry Ludwig began experimenting with formulas for making his own pastels in 1995. His goal was to create a vast array of color in pastels that were uniformly soft across all densities of hue.
The result was more than 500 intense colors, in unique hues that are unavailable in other pastel lines.
Crafting each pastel with a broad range of pigments by hand with minimal natural binders renders highly concentrated, velvety pastels. The square shape delivers thick, broad strokes or thin, precise lines where necessary.
Individual pastels measure approximately 1-1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2".
Note - Because each pastel is hand-crafted, their size and shape may vary slightly.
Arid Landscape, Set of 60 - Developed for high desert landscapes, this set of 60 pastels features neutral greens, clear blue skies, and a great selection of landscape basics.
Basic Landscape Colors, Set of 30 - Start your collection of Terry Ludwig Pastels with this set of 30 landscape shades. This pastel set features a broad range of greens, browns, neutrals and highlights.
Basic Portrait Colors, Set of 30 - This is one of Terry Ludwig's original sets of artists pastels and still one of the most popular. Chosen exclusively by Terry and used in all of his portrait work.
Cobalt Blues, Set of 10 - This small set includes 10 values of Cobalt Blue, from near pure pigment to nearly white, a "must-have" for warming up your skies, water, and still-life paintings.
Cool Greens, Set of 30 - This pastel set includes 30 distinct values of cool blue and green colors.
Full Set of 515 Pastels - One of each please! Here's the entire collection of Terry's 515 colors.
Greens, Set of 90 - How many colors of green can the human eye see? Some say hundreds. Get a jump on your landscapes with this comprehensive set of 90 green pastels. This set includes all three of Ludwig's 30-piece Green sets, delivered in three boxes of 30 sticks each.
Intense Darks I, Set of 30 - Intense Dark colors are the hallmark of the Terry Ludwig Pastels line. This pastel set features bright, acidic greens, a broad range of intense reds and the eggplant purples that have been described as "the new black."
Intense Darks II, Set of 30 - This pastel set features 30 Intense Dark colors, including deeper, darker browns, rich velvety turquoise, shadowy blues, and mysterious purples.
Intense Darks, Set of 60 - This pastel set includes Intense Darks I and II for a comprehensive set of 60 Intense Dark pastels.
Maggie Price Basic Values, Set of 60 - This set of 60 pastels is organized into 12 color families. Each family contains 5 values, arranged from darkest to lightest.
Maggie Price Grays, Set of 30 - Maggie Price explained it well when she wrote, "This is a set of 30 pastel sticks, five values each of six colors of gray. Not black-and-white gray, but blue-gray, purple-gray, green-gray, red-gray, teal-gray, and yellow/brown-gray... colors I have searched for, wanted, and never had until now."
Neutral Greens, Set of 30 - This pastel set is "must have" for the landscape painter. A great collection for still-life and portrait painting as well.
Plein Air Landscape Colors, Set of 60 - A great selection for landscape painters working in a variety of environments. One of Terry's most versatile and popular landscape sets.
Portrait II, Set of 60 - When the Portrait Society of America asked Terry Ludwig Pastels to be an elite vendor at its annual conference, Terry rose to the challenge. Working with an exclusive panel of noted portrait artists, he created an authoritative set of 60 portrait hues as an addition to his Basic Portrait 30-piece set.
Southwest Canyon, Set of 60 - Terry Ludwig created this 60-piece set for his last trip to Canyon de Chelley. He captured the essence of the red rocks, blue skies, and brushy sage perfectly. For your next trip to the American Southwest, this is all the color you'll need.
Southeast Landscape, Set of 60 - Humid and steamy, the American Southeast landscape contains warm greens, bright florals, and misty blues like nowhere else. Pastelist Marsha Savage put these unique colors together in a 60-piece set for artists of the Southeast, and worldwide, to enjoy.
Sunset Colors, Set of 14 - This set of 14 sticks includes a 12-step gradation from warm yellow to warm red, plus two shades of cool red.
True Lights, Set of 30 - If you thought Terry Ludwig was all about the darks, come see the light! These soft super-light pastels don't chip or crumble, but are as creamy as any other color in the line. The set of 30 soft pastels includes 15 colors, two truly light values of each. Experience truly light values of the following colors: Warm Red, Cool Red, Warm Yellow + Warm Red, Yellow Ochre, Warm Yellow, Green + Yellow Ochre, Green + Turquoise, Turquoise, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt, Warm Red + Cobalt, Violet, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue + Terra Rosa + Yellow Ochre, and Black.
Turquoise, Set of 30 - A pastel set of 30 turquoise essentials for water and sky.
Ultramarine Blues, Set of 10 - This small set includes 10 values of Ultramarine Blue, from near pure pigment to nearly white. A must-have for skies, water and still life paintings.
Vibrants, Set of 60 - The Vibrants Set is so juicy and bold, it's destined to be the next "must-have" in your Terry Ludwig Pastels collection. A deep magenta pigment has been used to create 60 vibrant colors.
Warm Greens, Set of 30 - This pastel set includes 30 distinct warm greens, organized by value. It is a wonderful addition to any landscape palette.