15% Off Bruynzeel Pastel Pencil Set of 24



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. The pencils are 3.7mm wide with the colour strip being perfecly centred within a cedar casing. The well balanced colour range and excellent lightfastness make them a great choice for artists.

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20% Off Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper Half Sheets



If you have not tried the Hahnemuhle Velour paper yet this is a good opportunity. Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper is a 260gsm pastel paper with a wonderful soft surface. The velour is applied generously and consistently to a smooth acid-free paper to create a very soft and velvety working surface. Pastels go onto the paper with ease and colour can be layered very well.

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$50 Off Schmincke Set 75 Half Sticks



Schmincke are renowned for the intensity of colour they give when layed down. The pastels are very soft and a joy to use. Although the pastels are very soft you are still able to achieve great detail with some concentration and a light hand.

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15% Off Sennelier Oil Pastel Wooden Box Sets

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.

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10% Off Rembrandt Singles

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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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  
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Conte  
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 
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