$40 Off Sennelier Set Black Box Set
120 Half Sticks

Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown. The Set of 120 Half Sticks comes in a black wooden box and provides a very good colour range.

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New: Blue Earth Portrait Sets

Three new Blue Earth Portrait sets are now available. They are, Portrait Foundation, Portrait Expansion and Portrait Highlights and Lowlights. There is no duplication of colours between the sets and they are designed to be cumulative so you can start with the Foundation set and then extend your range over time with the other sets. Alternatively, the three sets purchased together provide a very comphrehansive range of Portrait colours.

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15% Off Rembrandt Set of 120
60 Full Sicks and 60 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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Bruynzeel Pastel Pancil Set of 48 Reduced to $199.50

This set contains the full range of the Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils. They 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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10% Off Unison Sets

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 Hahnemuhle Velour Paper Pads

Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper is a 260gsm pastel paper with a wonderful soft velvety working surface. Pastels go onto the paper with ease and colour can be layered very well. Pads of 10 sheets are available in three sizes which are 24x32cm, 30x40cm and 36x48cm.

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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. You can paint, quickly apply colour and blend with ease using the tools and sponges.

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New: Art Spectrum Square Extra Soft Pastels

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. The pastels are square 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. The pastels are quite open in their consistency and not dense at all which allows you to lightly lay down colour very quickly. The pastels can be best characterised as having a light creamy texture.

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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

Germany, 400 Colours

Blue Earth
United States, 336 Colours

France, 525 Colours

Creamy Soft Pastels

England, 402 Colours

Art Spectrum Extra Soft

France, 525 Colours

Medium Soft Pastels

Holland, 218 Colours

Art Spectrum
Australia, 154 Colours

Japan, 144 Colours

Hard Pastels

United States, 96 Colours

United States, Selected Colours

France/China, 48 Colours














AS Soft AS Extra Soft Blue Earth
Conte Generals Girault
Holbein Nupastel Pan Pastels
Rembrandt Schmincke Sennelier
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex Pastelmat
Sennelier UART Premium  
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
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