20% Off Girault Sets

These French Artisan Made Soft Pastels are of the highest quality having been in continuous production since 1780. Exceptional pigment load provides true and vibrant colour whilst the application is easy and flowing. The soft and creamy nature of the pastels lends itself to blending as well as the ability to make consistent accurate strokes with varying degrees of density.

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$300 Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Wooden Box Set of 180

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. The pastels are rectangular in shape which allows for either broad strokes using the flat side of the pastel or detailed strokes using the edges. Layout and painting can be achieved using the end of the pastels in the same way as you would use a round pastel.

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15% Off Blue Earth Sets

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: Rembrandt 5 and 10 Half Stick Sets

Rembrandt has introduced 22 new half stick sets which focus on solving and enhancing particular colour needs. For example, there are sets for stormy skies, moody blues, highlghts, darks, lush greens etc. The full range is now available.

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15% Off Derwent Pastel Pencil Sets

The Derwent pencils have a medium soft texture which transfers easily to paper and provides good blending. The pencils have a 4mm lead which is naturally water-soluble.

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15% Off Sennelier Black Box Set of 120 Half Sticks

The Black Box set has a wonderful array of colours whilst the half sticks are easy to handle and apply. The ultimate Sennelier half stick set.

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20% Off Pastel Premier Paper

A 100% Cotton Archival Pastel 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.

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Geoffrey Hall, Lillies in Bloom

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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.





15% Off Schmincke Set of 100

Beautiful wooden box set of 100 Schmincke pastels. Schmincke pastels are very soft and just lovely to use. A set to treasure.

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New Girault Catherine Hutter Shoreline Assortment

The Catherine Hutter Shoreline set is now available. Especially helpful with the transitions from land to water.

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20% Off Wooden Box Sets of Art Spectrum Soft Pastels

Art Spectrum are 'The Australian Pastel' and there is an array of colours particularly well suited to our environment.

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10% Off Sennelier Singles

There are 525 colours in the range including many iridescent colours which can add a new dimension to your work. 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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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 in a Tin Only $44.95

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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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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