10% Off Schmincke Single Pastels

Schmincke Pastel



Wow - Only $4.95 per pastel

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 Colourfix Plein Air Boards

The Colourfix Plein Air Boards are 1200gsm and measure 30x40cm. The boards have the original Colourfix tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative. The boards are great for Plein Air work as they are strong, but light to carry, and a good size.

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15% Off Sennelier Sets of 48

Sennelier Set of 48 Lanscape Soft Pastels

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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10% Off Pan Pastel Mixed Media Kits

Pan Pastel Mixed Media Kit

The two Pan Pastel Mixed Media Kits contain 7 colours, a pan pastel palette tray, a starter set of Sofft Tools and tutorials by Donna Downey.

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10% Off Roz Pastel Storage Bag

Roz Pastel Bag

The Roz bag is made of lightweight fabric and has two separate compartments. The lower section holds four pastel organiser trays whilst the upper section is up tp you. Each of the four pastel trays holds 34 full pastels or many more broken or used pastels..

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New - Ampersand Pastel Boards

Ampersand Pastel Board

A Permanent Museum Quality Surface.

Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except more durable and more versatile. All traditional pastel techniques can be completed on the board with the surface allowing for many layers to be used. Pastelboard is excellent for plein air painting and travelling as well as in the studio.

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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
United States, 92 Colours


Very Soft Pastels


Schmincke
Germany, 400 Colours

Blue Earth
United States, 336 Colours

Sennelier
France, 525 Colours


Creamy Soft Pastels


Unison
England, 402 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 Colours

Conte
France/China, 48 Colours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastels
Art Spectrum Blue Earth Conte
Generals Holbein Nupastel
Pan Pastels Rembrandt Schmincke
Sennelier Unison  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
 
Other
Accessories Charcoal Pencils
Primers Sofft Tools Storage
 
 
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