20% 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. The sets come in an innovative foam pallet which allows you to peel back a layer of foam to expose the pastels for working.

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10% Off Schmincke Singles

Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artists 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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20% Off Sennelier Portrait Set of 40 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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Carol Winchester, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo
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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.





15% Off Kristy Rebecca Pan Pastel Set

Kirsty Rebecca is an award-winning Australian artist, who specializes in realism. Kirsty largely uses Pan Pastels for underpainting for use with pastel pencils. The set contains 20 colours and a wide range of accessories.

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20% Off Single Carbothello Pencils

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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15% Off Unison Emma Colbert Animal Sets

Emma has four different Unison sets for animals. Emma is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as a portrait artist alongside illustration work and her series of wildlife and landscapes. Her favourite subjects to paint are animals and she enjoys painting many pet portraits as well as series of British and Irish wildlife.

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15% Off Uart Pads

Uart is one of the most popular pastel papers in the United States. It is a sanded pastel paper which provides a reliable, quality surface for pastel artists. It is 300gsm, Ph neutral and acid free. The paper provides an extremely consistent sanded surface. This allows you to work with complete confidence from edge to edge. The paper handles many layers of pastel with ease and fixative is generally not required. The paper also accepts underpainting with oils, watercolour, inks and acrylic.

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15% Off Sennelier Oil Pastels

The special includes both sets and single pastels. 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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15% Off Remnrandt Sets of 30

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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New: Pastel Revolution Fixative

The Pastel Revolution fixative is also called the Pastel Freezer as it literally freezes the pigments on to the paper which creates an amazingly stable layer that does not smudge when you later come back over the top with more pastel or pastel pencils. This is a significant improvement on other products on the market. As with similar products there are slight colour changes when the fixitive is applied which is usually a little darkening of some colours. Pastel Revolution is particularly well suited to Pastelmat but can be applied to other papers and canvas if they also have an absorbent surface.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Kristy Rebecca 20 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


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
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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