$50 Off Schmincke Set of 120 Half Sticks

The ultimate Schmincke half stick set. 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 Single Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. The pastels are rectangular 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.

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20% Off Rembrandt Landscape and Portrait Wooden Box Sets

Rembrandt Soft Pastels have intense pure colour with excellent colour release. 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 Pan Pastel Sale

- 15% Off all Single Pan Pastels
- 15% Off Set of 17 Pearescent, Metallic and Mediums
- 10% Off Jason Morgan Wildlife Kit (pictured above)
- $41.75 Off the compact sets of 20
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $625 - Save $264.95.

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10% Off Sofft Tools

Sofft Tools are specifically designed to work with Pan Pastels; however they are equally at home working with regular pastels. There are three groups of tools:
- Knives and Covers which allow you to paint;
- Sponges which provide direct application; and
- Applicators which let you blend, soften edges and apply colour.

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15% Off Sennelier Pastel Card Sheets

Pastel card has a specially formulated coloured coating containing cork powder which grips pastel with ease and is fantastic for blending. Specially designed for dry pastels, your finished work should not require fixative. It is available in 14 colours.

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10% Off Colourfix Pads

Colourfix is a fantastic pastel paper that is able to hold multiple layers of pastel. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative, allowing the velvet bloom and vibrant colour of pastel to be preserved. Colourfix Smooth has a fine tooth which is excellent for completing more detailed work and is also well suited to pastel pencils.

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10% Off Carbothello Pencils

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. The pencils are partially water soluable with the contours of the strokes remaining visible.

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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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