15% Off Sennelier Paris 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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15% Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Singles

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. 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 Townsend Soft Form Sets

Diane Townsend Pastels originated in a New York City studio loft in 1971. Diane shared studio with a conservationist who translated a 15th century Italian formula for making pastels. This formula has evolved and been improved to become the basis of the Townsend pastels today. Diane started by making pastels for herself, some for friends, then for others and eventually for all of us. The smooth flowing application and dense pigmentation is what makes the pastels so well sought after.

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10% Off Sennelier Pastel Card

Sennelier Pastel Card has a specially formulated coloured coating containing cork powder. The surface is relatively flat but grips pastel very well. This allows a good amount of both blending and detail to be achieved.

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15% Off Colourfix 24x32cm Packs of 10

The special covers both Colourfix Original and Colourfix Smooth. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative. Colourfix Smooth has a fine tooth which is excellent for completing more detailed work.

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Bruynzeel Set of 48 Reduced to $199.95

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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10% Off CrayPas Oil Pastels

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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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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Schmincke Super Special
Set of 11 now only $34.95

Save over 50% on this set of 11 Pastels. 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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Paint Big with Colourfix XL

Twice the Size of Regular Colourfix

Colourfix XL has arrived. Colourfix XL is twice the size of the regular sheets being 100x70cm. Available in the Original surface in five colours which are White, Australian Grey, Terracotta, Storm Blue and Black. Exclusive to softpastels.com.au.

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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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