20% Off Unison Sets

A unique hand rolled pastel from England which excells at blending and features intense colours. Unison pastels have a fantastic texture which results from them being hand rolled rather than extruded. The pastels are based on traditional pigments such as cadmiums, cobalts and natural and synthetic earths as these pigments have stood the test of time.

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15% Off Renesans Soft Pastel Sets

Renesans soft pastels are handmade in Poland. The manual production and natural drying process give the pastels a firm creamy texture which allows for a wide range of painting techniques. The quality of the pastels is assured through the use of quality pigments and genuine Polish kaolin. The Renesans pastels offer freshness, smoothly penetrating colours and vibrant tones.

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Art Spectrum Half Stick Sets on Sale

$20 Off the set of Forty Half Sticks and $10 of the set of Twenty Half Sticks. Both sets are very good introductory sets and have a good colour balance for general painting.

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New: Renesans Artist's Oil Pastels

Handmade in Poland the Renesans oil based pastels are soft and supple and can easily be smudged, blended and cut back through. The pastels can be manipulated for impasto effects or brushed out with the use of an Artist Turpentine. The pastels will adhere well to nearly all clean and primed surfaces. Fifty Five intense colours are available as well as a range of sets.

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Now Stocking the Ultimate Schmincke Set

The full set of 400 Schmincke pastels is now available in a beautiful wooden box. The box contains 4 foam lined wooden trays that contain the pastels and keep them protected.

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10% Off Lux Archival Packs

The special includes the packs of 5 and 10 sheets. The base paper is 100% cotton whilst the sanded surface is 400 grit but extremely uniform without any visible pattern. The paper is archival, lingen free, acid free and 300gsm. The paper has a neutral white colour and is suitable for underpainting; it will take water, inks, alcohol and mineral spirits.

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20% Off Bruynzeel 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.

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15% Off Julia Woning 10 Colour Pan Pastel Kit

This kit provides the perfect selection for starting out with Pan Pastels. Combined with the highly recommended Pan Pastel book by Julia Woning (available separately) you will be able to quickly get moving with the innovative Pan Pastels.

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$35 Off Rembrandt Set of 90 Half Sticks

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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35% Off CrayPas 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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Julia Woning Set of 10 15% Off
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.50
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- $300 off set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories. Now Only $675 including free postage (pictured above).

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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

Renesans
Poland, 119 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 Girault Holbein
Nupastel Pan Pastels Rembrandt
Renesans Schmincke Sennelier
Terry Ludwig Townsend Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Renesans Sennelier
 
Paper & Boards
Colourfix Hahnemuhle Lux Archival
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelboard
Pastelmat Pastel Premier Sennelier
UART Premium    
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  

 

 


 

 

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