15% Off Rembrandt Half Stick Set of 60

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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10% Off Schmincke Singles

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 Sennelier Assorted 80 Half Stick 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: Pastelmat Half Boards

The half boards provide a rigid surface which is great for Plein Air work and also for working on an easel. The half boards are a very convenient size being 50x35cm and they are available in 12 colours. The Pastelmat surface is applied directly on 1800 micron acid free archival mountboard to create the boards.

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$40 Off Bruynzeel Set of 48

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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If you would like your paintings to be featured on  The Daily Pastel  please contact us and we will provide some instructions for sending your pictures to us. All styles of pastel paintings are welcome. Don't be your worst critic and think your paintings are 'not good enough' as there are many people who like lots of different types and styles of pastel paintings.





15% Off Pastel Premier Paper

Pastel Premier is a 100% Cotton, Acid Free, Archival Quality Paper made in the USA. It has the most beautiful working surface that grips and holds many layers of pastel. The unique surface is created by double priming the 100% cotton base paper and then coating it with aluminium oxide abrasive. A final seal layer is then applied making the surface incredibly durable and able to withstand reworking and scrubbing with ease. The surface is uniform from edge to edge ensuring detail can be achieved. Underpainting with acrylic, inks, oil and watercolours is fine although alcohol is not recommended.

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10% Off Hahnemuhle Pastel Sketch Pads

Pastell Sketch is a 130 gsm, high quality, 100% Cotton Rag paper. This high quality pastel paper has a semi rough grain and is natural white in colour. It is available in both A4 and A3 pad sizes, each of which has 30 sheets.

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$50 Off Sennelier Wooden Box set of 120 Oil Pastels

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. They are very creamy and supple in use and are able to be blended and layered with ease.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels 10% Off
- Single Pan Pastels from $9.45
- Compact sets of 20 only $144.95, Save $41.70
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $592.50 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
United States, 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, 402 Colours

Townsend Soft Form
United States, 408 Colours

Townsend Terrages
United States, 190 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 Colours

Conte
France/China, 48 Colours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastels
AS Soft AS Extra Soft Blue Earth
Conte Generals Girault
Holbein Nupastel Pan Pastels
Rembrandt Schmincke Sennelier
Terry Ludwig Townsend Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelmat
Pastel Premier Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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