20% Off Schmincke Set of 10 Plus an XL White

Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artists 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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$40 Off Sennelier Sets of 80 Half Sticks

There are two sets of 80 Half Sticks, an Assorted set and a Plein Air Landscape set. 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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New: Pastel Revolution Fixative

The Pastel Revolution fixative is also called the Pastel Freezer as it literally freezes the pigments on to the paper which creates an amazingly stable layer that does not smudge when you later come back over the top with more pastel or pastel pencils. This is a significant improvement on other products on the market. As with similar products there are slight colour changes when the fixitive is applied which is usually a little darkening of some colours. Pastel Revolution is particularly well suited to Pastelmat but can be applied to other papers and canvas if they also have an absorbent surface.

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15% Off Diane Townsend Soft Form Sets

The sought after nature of Townsend pastels is largely due to the unique formula. The pastels are very densely pigmented, providing great clarity and excellent covering power. Pumice is utilised as an ingredient in the pastels. The pumice allows the pastel colour to embed into the fibres of the paper it is applied to whilst still maintaining very smooth application.

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15% Off Dawn Emerson Pan Pastel Set

Dawn Emerson is the author of the ground breaking book - Pastel Innovations and also a very successful gallery artist and educator. The Pan Pastel Dawn Emerson Collection contains 40 colours, 2 pastel trays, 4 Sofft Sponge Bars and 4 Sofft Angle Slice Sponges.

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10% Off Girault Singles

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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15% Off Art Spectrum Sunrise and Sunset Set

This very useful set by Art Spectrum is contained within a very well padded and reusable tin. Art Spectrum are the Australian Pastels with many unique shades which are well suited to our environment.

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10% Off Lux Archival Packs of 5 and 10

Lux Archival paper was developed by Alyona Nickelsen of Brush and Pencil. The paper makes an excellent pastel paper, easily taking many layers of pastel. 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 Roz Bag Pastel Organiser

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. With its built in elastic band it can hold one more pastel organiser tray or any other items you might want to pack. The top section also contains a removable clear zippered case for pencils or tools. The bag is equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap. Each of the four pastel trays holds 34 full pastels or many more broken or used pastels.

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Australian Pastel Expo

The Australian Pastel Expo is on in 2022 in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast during September. The Expo will run over four days and will have a full program with many tutors and demonstrators. We will be exhibiting in the trade show area so you will be able to say hello and have a chat. Registrations will open soon, so please vist the Pastel Expo web site to get all of the information you need.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Dawn Emerson 40 Colour Set 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
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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