20% Off Sennelier Paris Set

The Paris set consists of 120 Half Sticks, giving a wonderfull range of colours. 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 Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastel Sets

The special covers all of the sets. Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. 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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The Pan Pastel Sale

- 15% Off all Single Pan Pastels
- Joanne Barby Sets Now Only $199.95 (pictured above)
- $25 Off Pearlescent, Metallic and Medium Set of 17
- Over $50 Off the compact sets of 20
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $590 - Save over $300.

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$100 Off Sennelier Set of 120 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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25% Off Rembrandt Wooden Box Sets of 60

The special covers both the Portrait and Landscape Sets of 60 in the beautiful wooden boxes. 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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10% Off Schmincke Singles

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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15% Off Art Spectrum Half Stick Sets

Excellent half stick sets of 20 and 40. Art Spectrum Soft Pastels provide the artist with colours that are pure, brilliant and intense, and remain that way.

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15% Off Holbein Blending Brushes

Holbeing blending brushes can be used to blend, define, for colour transition and to smooth edges. Three different types of brushes are available.

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Three New Terry Ludwig Sets Now Available

We have added three new Terry Ludwig sets to our range. The sets are
- Shades of Nature
- Neutral Greens
- Umber Shadows and Shades

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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

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

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

  Draw   |    Ink    |   Pastel   |  Watercolour  |   Acrylic   |   Oil   
         


Pastels
AS Soft AS Extra Soft Blue Earth
Conte Generals Girault
Holbein Nupastel Pan Pastels
Rembrandt Schmincke Sennelier
Terry Ludwig Unison  
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper & Boards
Ampersand Colourfix 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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