15% Off Sennelier Black Box Set 120 Half Sticks

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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20% Off New Art Spectrum Waterscape and Sunrise & Sunset Sets

The Art Spectrum soft pastel set range has been refreshed with two new sets of 15 being released, Waterscape and Sunrise & Sunset Set. Both sets of 15 cover their respective themes very well with focused colours.

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The Daily Pastel

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Colleen Butler, Cooper's Creek
You can see more work by Colleen on her Facebook or Instagram pages.

We want to feature your paintings
We would love to feature your paintings on the The Daily Pastel Facebook and Instagram pages. Please contact us and we will provide some instructions for sending your pictures to us. All styles of pastel paintings are welcome.





Super Special: $100 Off Lux Archival Rolls

Lux Archival paper was developed by Alyona Nickelsen of Brush and Pencil. The paper makes an excellent pastel paper, easily taking many layers of pastel. The base paper is 100% cotton whilst the sanded surface is 400 grit but extremely uniform without any visible pattern.

The paper is:
- archival
- lingen free
- acid free
- 300gsm
- neutral white in colour.

Underpainting is fine. The paper will take:
- water and water based paints
- inks
- alcohol
- mineral spirits.

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Schmincke Super Special: Set of 11 in a Tin only $39.95

Incredible value for the wonderful Schmincke pastels.

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15% Off Jason Morgan Wildlife Painting Kit

Wildlife artist Jason Morgan selected the Pan Pastel Colors in this kit. A free on-line video tutorial compliments this set.

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15% Off Emma Colbert Unison Set of 36

Emma is an Irish portrait artist who is well known for her animal portraits, both pet and wildlife. The colours in this set provide a fine palette for tackling animal portraits. 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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20% Off Classic Rembrandt Wooden Box Sets

Special applies to the wooden box sets of 45, 60, 90, 150 and 225. 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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$50 Off Blue Earth Nomad Set

The pastels are very soft and have a rectangle shape allowing work to be completed with an edge or as you would with a round pastel. The pastels are shorter than the traditional round pastels but are chunkier and have excellent covering power.

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New: Townsend Terrage Pastels Now Available as Singles

The Townsend Terrages pastels are now available as singles. The Soft Form pastels are also now available as singles.

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$400 Off the Complete Set of 180 Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels

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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10% Off Carbothello Pencil Sets

Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils have a lovely dry stroke which can be easily blended. The pencils have a highly pigmented 4.4mm core which provides high levels of lightfastness and great luminosity and opaqueness. The pencils are partially water soluable with the contours of the strokes remaining visible.

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$25 Off Roz Bag

The Roz bag is made of lightweight fabric and includes 4 pastel trays. The bag has two separate compartments.The lower section holds four pastel organiser trays whilst the upper section is up tp you. With its built in elastic band it can hold one more pastel organiser tray or any other items you might want to pack. The top section also contains a removable clear zippered case for pencils or tools. The bag is equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap. Each of the four pastel trays holds 34 full pastels or many more broken or used pastels.

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25% Off Colourfix Pads

Colourfix is a fantastic Australian pastel paper. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel whilst Colourfix Smooth allows for detailed work.

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$150 Off Schmincke Set of 100

Beautiful wooden box set of 100. 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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Les Darlow Skyscapes Set Set 15% Off
- $70 Off Dawn Emerson set of 40
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.50
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- $300 off set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories. Now Only $675 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

Renesans
Poland, 119 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 Girault Holbein
Nupastel Pan Pastels Rembrandt
Renesans Schmincke Sennelier
Terry Ludwig Townsend Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Colourfix Hahnemuhle Lux Archival
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelboard
Pastelmat Pastel Premier Sennelier
UART Premium    
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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