Schmincke Super Special
Set of 11 now only $34.95

Save over 50% on this set of 11 Pastels. Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artistís pigments in the highest possible concentration. Contrastingly, the binder is kept to a minimum. This provides for one of the softest pastels on the market, a joy to use which takes you back to the origins of colour.

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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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$200 Off Art Spectrum Complete Set of Soft Pastels

The complete set of Art Spectrum Round Soft Pastels in a lovely wooden box. The set has been reduced from $895.00 to $695.00 for a limited time. The Art Spectrum pastels are the Australian Pastel and include colours well suited to our emvironment.

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$50 Off Sennelier Wooden Box Set of 120 Half Sticks

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.

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15% Off Diane Townsend Sets

Diane Townsend Pastels originated in a New York City studio loft in 1971. Diane shared studio with a conservationist who translated a 15th century Italian formula for making pastels. This formula has evolved and been improved to become the basis of the Townsend pastels today. Diane started by making pastels for herself, some for friends, then for others and eventually for all of us. The smooth flowing application and dense pigmentation is what makes the pastels so well sought after. The pastels contain pumice which helps to disperse the pigment into the paper resulting in good adhesion.

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Up to $250 Off Rembrandt Wooden Box Sets

Rembrandt pastels are towards the harder end of the scale in terms of softness. This allows many techniques and effects to be implemented which are a lot harder with the very soft pastels. They have very good lightfastness and are free of pigments based on lead, cadmium and cobalt.

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Set of 80 Pan Pastels Now $592.50

Special includes Free Posteage. 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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15% Off Colourfix 24x32cm Packs of 10

Special includes both Colourfix Original and Colourfix Smooth. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative. Colourfix Smooth has a fine tooth which is excellent for completing more detailed work.

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$50 Off Conte Pastel Pencil Set of 48

This cardboard box set comprises the full range of Conte Pastel Pencils and has been reduced to $174.95 for a limited time. 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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10% Off Roz Bag

The Roz bag is made of lightweight fabric and includes 4 pastel trays. The bag has two separate compartments. The lower section holds four pastel organiser trays whilst the upper section is up tp you. An excellent bag for transporting and storing pastels.

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$50 Off Bruynzeel Pastel Pencil Set of 48

Bruynzeel pastel pencils are rich and buttery, yet firm. They have strong colour release and resist crumbling which is great for finer lines and sharpening. The pencils are 3.7mm wide with the colour strip being perfecly centred within a cedar casing. The well balanced colour range and excellent lightfastness make them a great choice for artists.

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$30 Off CrayPas Specialist Set of 88 Oil Pastels

The wooden box set comprises the full range of the 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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$30 Off Sennelier set of 72 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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- $20 Off Jason Morgan Wildlife Painting Kit (pictured above)
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels 10% Off
- Single Pan Pastels from $9.45
- Compact sets of 20 only $144.95, Save $41.70
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $592.50 including free postage.

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The Australian Pastel Expo 2020

The Australian Pastel Expo will be running again in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast during 9-13 September 2020. Headline tutors include Gwenneth Barth, Lyn Diefenbach, Rita Kirkman and Julie and Michael Freeman. An event not to be missed for keen pastellists. Reserve the dates in your calendar. For now, you can view some information on the Expo web site. The organisers will update the web site over time as the event becomes closer.

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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

Art Spectrum Extra Soft
Australia, 180 Colours

Sennelier
France, 525 Colours


Creamy Soft Pastels


Terry Ludwig
United States, Selected Sets

Unison
England, 374 Colours

Townsend Soft Form
United States, 408 Colours

Townsend Tarrages
United States, 190 Colours

Girault
France, 300 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
Terry Ludwig Townsend Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper & Boards
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelmat
Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  

 

 


 

 

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