20% Off Unison Sets

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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Coming Soon: Lux Archival Paper

Lux Archival is a professional sanded paper developed by Alyona Nickelsen of Brush and Pencil. Origianally deveoped for pencil art, the paper also makes an excellent pastel paper. Lux Archival has a 300gsm, 100% cotton base with a 400 grade sanded surface. The sanded surface is quite unique in that it is exceptionally consistent and has a much more pleasant touch than other sanded papers. The paper will be available in several sizes and also in rolls.





20% Off Sennelier Assorted Set of 80 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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$50 Off Holbein Set of 144

Holbein soft pastels excel in the richness of coverage when applied and the blending ability achievable. Each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility, whether with the flat sides or the sharp edges. The softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists.

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$20 Off Schmincke Sets of 15

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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15% Off Lisa Ann Watkins Animal Art Kit

Lisa uses Pan Pastel Colours in combination with colored pencils. Lisa is an award winning colored pencil artist who specializes in animal portraiture, her work has been featured & published worldwide. The set is complimented by a free online video tutorial.

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The Daily Pastel

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Christine Leaming, Indian Hawthorne
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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 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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10% Off Girault Singles

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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New: Renesans Soft Pastels

Fine Art Quality, Artist Friendly Prices

The Renesans pastels offer freshness, smooth penetrating colours and vibrant tones. Renesans soft pastels are handmade in Poland. The manual production and natural drying process give the pastels a firm 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.

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$100 Off Sennelier Wooden Box Oil Pastel Set of 120

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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Lisa Ann Watkins Animal Art Set 15% Off
- $55 Off Dawn Emerson set of 40
- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.50
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $592.50 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
Cray Pas 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 Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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