$50 Off Holbein set of 144

The full set of Holbein Soft Pastels. Holbein soft pastels excel in the richness of coverage when applied and the blending ability achievable. Each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility, whether with the flat sides or the sharp edges. The softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists.

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15% Off All Girault Sets of 50

These French Artisan Made Soft Pastels are of the highest quality having been in continuous production since 1780. Exceptional pigment load provides true and vibrant colour whilst the application is easy and flowing. The soft and creamy nature of the pastels lends itself to blending as well as the ability to make consistent accurate strokes with varying degrees of density.

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$30 Off CrayPas Specialist Oil Pastel Wooden Box Set

The full set of CrayPas Specialist Oil Pastels. Cray Pas Specialist oil pastels are artist grade. They are made from highly concentrated premium quality pigments, wax and oil to provide professionals with a superb creamy texture that facilitates blend-ability, and can be used in combination with a variety of painting mediums.

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10% Off NuPastel Singles

Nupastels are a hard pastel with a rich and creamy texture that allows for superior blending and shading. Nupastels can be used for broad strokes as well as tightly rendered work with fine lines. Because they can be used wet or dry they also open up new techniques to experiment with.

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10% Off Schmincke Sets of 18

Good introductory sets of the wonderful Schmincke Pastels. The sets are available in either a General Assortment or a Landscape Selection. Schmincke are one of the softest pastels available and a joy to use.

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$30 Off Sennelier Sets of 80 Half Sticks

Excellent Sennelier pastel sets with enough colours to ensure you don't become frustrated. Available as a General Assortment or a Plein Air Landscape Selection. Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown.

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10% Off Pan Pastel Set of 20 Painting Colours

Pan pastels are very blendable which allows you to mix colours to extend your palette. They are also very painterly as you can create very delicate marks and veils whilst also having the ability to block in large areas very quickly. The Pan Pastels mix very well with regular pastels and using them together gives you the advantages of both.

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New: Art Spectrum Square Extra Soft Pastels

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. The pastels are square in shape which allows for either broad strokes using the flat side of the pastel or detailed strokes using the edges. Layout and painting can be achieved using the end of the pastels in the same way as you would use a round pastel. The pastels are quite open in their consistency and not dense at all which allows you to lightly lay down colour very quickly. The pastels can be best characterised as having a light creamy texture.

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Stabilo Carbothello Single Pencils Now Available

Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencils have a lovely dry stroke which can be easily blended. The pencils have a highly pigmented 4.4mm core which provides high levels of lightfastness and great luminosity and opaqueness.

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Pastels - Pure and Vibrant

Pastel painting takes you back to the origins of colour. Lying somewhere between sketching and painting, pastels encompas the best of both. Pure enjoyment resulting in beautiful art works.

 

A Guide to Softness

Soft Pastels vary in their degree of softness and we are often asked about this. The list below is arranged from softest to hardest and is based on our experience.

Ultra Soft Pastels

Pan Pastels USA   92 Colours

Very Soft Pastels

Schmincke Germany   400 Colours
Blue Earth United States   336 Colours
Sennelier France   525 Colours

Creamy Soft Pastels

Unison England   402 Colours
Girault France   525 Colours

Medium Soft Pastels

Rembrandt Holland   218 Colours
Art Spectrum Australia   154 Colours
Holbein Japan   144 Colours

Hard Pastels

NuPastel United States   96 Colours
Generals United States   Selected
Conte France/China   48 Colours

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastels
AS Soft AS Extra Soft Blue Earth
Conte Generals Girault
Holbein Nupastel Pan Pastels
Rembrandt Schmincke Sennelier
Unison    
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper & Boards
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  

 

 

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