Renesans Set of 99 Only $189.95

Renesans soft pastels are handmade in Poland. The manual production and natural drying process give the pastels a soft creamy texture which allows for a wide range of painting techniques. The quality of the pastels is assured through the use of quality pigments and genuine Polish kaolin. The Renesans pastels offer freshness, smoothly penetrating colours and vibrant tones.

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15% Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Sets

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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$50 Off Holbein Set of 144

The Holbein square soft pastels have a firm consistency for a soft pastel. Each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility, whether with the flat sides or the sharp edges. The degree of softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists. The range is especially suited to portrait work and detailed work.

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10% Off Unison Singles

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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15% Off Jason Morgan Wildlfe Painting Kit

The Jason Morgan kit contains 10 Pan Pastels as well as a tray and an assortment of Sofft Tools. There is a free video tutorial to accompany the kit to get you started.

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15% Off Pastel Premier 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. The surface is uniform from edge to edge ensuring detail can be achieved. Underpainting with acrylic, inks, oil and watercolours is fine although alcohol is not recommended.

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10% Off Blue Earth Singles

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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15% Off Sennelier Black Box Set of 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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30% Off Rembrandt Sets of 5 and 10 Half Sticks

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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Jason Morgan 10 Colour Set 15% Off
- 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


Holbein Round Sticks
Japan, 250 Colours

Rembrandt
Holland, 218 Colours

Art Spectrum
Australia, 154 Colours

Holbein Square Sticks
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
J Luda Nupastel Pan Pastels
Rembrandt Renesans Schmincke
Sennelier Terry Ludwig Townsend
Unison    
 
Oil Pastels
Renesans 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 Fixative
Primers Sofft Tools Storage
 
 


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