25% Off Girault Soft Pastel Sets

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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All Sennelier Wooden Box Sets on Sale

Save $700 Off the regular price of the full set of 525

Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown. The Sennelier pastels were first introduced at the turn of the 20th Century. Whilst the colours and tones have evolved the making of the pastels themselves has remained relatively unchanged. All of the Wooden Box sets have been reduced for Christmas including the very popular half stick sets.

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$150 Off Rembrandt Set of 225

The Rembrandt set of 225 is the largest set made by Rembrandt. The set comes in a lovely wooden box containing three foam lined trays of pastels which can be laid out for working. To have the full range of Rembrandt Pastels you can add the set of 15 New Dark Pastels. The set has been reduced to $849 for Christmas.

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$30 Off Schmincke set of 75 Half Sticks

This fantstic set is now only $219.95 which is fantastic value for the wonderful Schmincke pastels. Schmincke pastels are the softest pastel sticks available and are a joy to use.

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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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$40 Off NuPastel set of 96

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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Conte 84 Piece Set only $104.95

Set contains the full range of Conte Crayons, assorted Conte Soft Pastels, Conte Sketching pencils and accessories. Great Value.

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15% Off Set of 72 Sennelier Oil Pastels

The Sennelier oil pastels were developed during 1949 in collaboration with Pablo Picasso who wanted a medium that could be used on a wide variety of surfaces without fading or cracking. The pastels have an exceptionally high pigment load which provides high colouring and coverage with exceptional brightness. They are very creamy and supple in use and are able to be blended and layered with ease.

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10% Off Holbein Singles

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.

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15% Off Conte Pastel Pencil Set

Conte Pastel Pencils are suitable for use with all pastel and coloured papers. They are available in 48 colours and can be sharpened to a fine point for detailed work but are equally useful for creating larger areas of colour.

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New: Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencil Sets

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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