20% Sennelier 120 Half Stick Black Box Set

A fantastic wooden box set of Sennelier Half Stick pastels. The set contains 120 Half Sticks in two trays. The top tray is hinged to automatically lift up when the box is opened. At 20% Off you will save $66.99 on the normal purchase price. 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.

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15% Off Rembrandt Set of 45

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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15% Off Pastelmat Half Sheets

Pastelmat by Clairefontaine of France is a truely wonderful and unique paper. It combines the advantages of both the velour and the sanded paper surfaces to create an almost flat paper that can take and easily hold multiple layers of pastel.

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20% Off Schmincke Sets of 30

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. Highly recommended.

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10% Off NuPastels

Nupastels are a hard pastel with a rich and creamy texture that allows for superior blending and shading. Nupastels can be used for broad strokes as well as tightly rendered work with fine lines. Because they can be used wet or dry they also open up new techniques to experiment with.

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The Pan Pastel Sale

- 15% Off Flower Colouring Kits
- 10% Off Jason Morgan Wildlife Painting Kit (featured above)
- 15% Off all Single Pan Pastels
- $41.75 Off the compact sets of 20
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $625 - Save $264.95.

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15% Off Art Spectrum Soft Pastel Sets of 30

Special includes the following sets:
- Set of 30 Assorted (featured above)
- Set of 30 Landscape
- Set of 30 Portrait
- Set of 30 Dark Colours
- Set of 30 Seascape Colours
- Set of 30 Flower Colours.

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15% Off CrayPas Specialist Oil Pastel Sets

Cray Pas Specialist oil pastels are artist grade. They are made from highly concentrated premium quality pigments, wax and oil to provide professionals with a superb creamy texture that facilitates blend-ability, and can be used in combination with a variety of painting mediums.

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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

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 Unison  
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelmat
Sennelier UART Premium  
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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