15% Off Schmincke Single Pastels

Schmincke are one of the softest pastels on the market, a joy to use which takes you back to the origins of colour. 400 Colours, Minimum Binder, High Lightfastness.

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25% Off Colourfix Plein Air Boards

Plein Air Boards are lightweight, versatile and of archival quality. They cosist of a 1200gsm Hot Pressed watercolour board screen printed with the Colourfix primer. Each board has a white border and is designed to be easily framed. Further stock of this product will not be available so take advantage whilst you can.

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15% Off Ampersand Pastel Boards

Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except more durable and more versatile. All traditional pastel techniques can be completed on the board with the surface allowing for many layers to be used. Pastelboard is excellent for plein air painting and travelling as well as in the studio.

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10% Off Sennelier Sets of 30 Half Sticks

Sennelier have four 30 Half Stick Sets. They are, Assorted, Plein Air Landscape, Seascape and Urban. 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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10% Off Blue Earth Single Pastels

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. Blue Earth Pastels are made in the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA by artists Jim and Ross Pollard in a restored 1890s building.

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15% Off Hahnemuhle Velour Paper Sheets

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. Sheets are available in both a half sheet (35x50cm) and a full sheets (50x70cm).

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20% Off Mi-Teintes Pads

Mi-Teintes is a 160gsm traditional pastel paper. One side is relatively smooth whilst the other side has a honeycomb type grain which holds pastel well. As the paper is coloured in the pulp the shades are highly light resistant. Mi-Teintes is also a paper which will stand up to a lot of working.

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Roz Bage $20 Off

The Roz bag is made of lightweight fabric and 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 included pastel trays holds 34 full pastels or many more broken or used pastels.

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15% Off Sennelier Oil Pastel Set of 72

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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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

Sennelier
France, 525 Colours


Creamy Soft Pastels


Unison
England, 402 Colours

Girault
France, 525 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
Unison    
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex Pastelmat
Sennelier UART Premium  
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 
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