20% Off Art Spectrum Soft Pastel Sets

Art Spectrum pastels are the 'Australian Pastel' with many colours suited to our environment such as Tasman Blue, Flinders Blue Violet and Australian Leaf Green. The sets will be available on special whilst our stocks last.

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Schmincke Super Special
Set of 11 in a Tin Only $44.95

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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New Pan Pastel Kit: Lisa Ann Watkins Animal Art

Lisa uses Pan Pastels in combination with coloured pencils. Lisa is an award winning pencil artist who specializes in animal portraiture, her work has been featured and published worldwide.

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10% Off Blue Earth Sets and Singles

Blue Earth Pastels are made in the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA by artists Jim and Ross Pollard in a restored 1890s building. The pastels are organised by hue, value and intensity. This traditional approach to organising colour is intuitive and makes finding the right colour very easy.

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15% Off Sennelier Paris Set of 120 Half Sticks

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. The sennelier pastels are highly recommended and are part of the history of colour itself.

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15% Off Mi-Teintes Pads

Mi-Teintes is a 160gsm traditional pastel paper. One side is relatively smooth whilst the other side has a honeycomb type grain which holds pastel well. As the paper is coloured in the pulp the shades are highly light resistant. Mi-Teintes is also a paper which will stand up to a lot of working.

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15% Off Colourfix Foam Core Boards

Colourfix Original Foam Core Boards have the same surface as the paper applied to a lightweight but very strong foam core board. The boards are currently available in 6 colours being white, soft umber, terracotta, rose grey, storm blue and deep black.

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20% Off Single Bruynzeel Pencils

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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$50 Off Rembrandt Landscape Set of 90

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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Dawn Emerson Set of 40 Pastels and Accessories Now Only $395.00 including Free Postage (pictured above)
- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- 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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New: Pastelmat Half Boards

The half boards provide a rigid surface which is great for Plein Air work and also for working on an easel. The half boards are a very convenient size being 50x35cm and they are available in 12 colours. The Pastelmat surface is applied directly on 1800 micron acid free archival mountboard to create the boards.

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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
Pastel Premier Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  

 

 


 

 

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