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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New: Lux Archival Paper

Lux Archival paper was developed by Alyona Nickelsen of Brush and Pencil. The paper makes an excellent pastel paper, easily taking many layers of pastel. The base paper is 100% cotton whilst the sanded surface is 400 grit but extremely uniform without any visible pattern.

The paper is:
- archival
- lingen free
- acid free
- 300gsm
- neutral white in colour.

Underpainting is fine. The paper will take:
- water and water based paints
- inks
- alcohol
- mineral spirits.

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10% Off Renesans Single Pastels

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. The Renesans pastels offer freshness, smoothly penetrating colours and vibrant tones.

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15% Off Jason Morgan Wildlife Painting Kit

Jason Morgan is a well known wildlife artist who has chosen the colours and tools for this kit. The kit is complimented by a free on-line video tutorial.

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$50 Off Rembrandt Sets of 90
Landscape and Portrait in Cardboard Boxes

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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25% Off Colourfix Pads

Colourfix is a fantastic Australian pastel paper. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel whilst Colourfix Smooth allows for detailed work.

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The Daily Pastel

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Christine Leaming, Boats at Rest
You can see more work by Christine on her Instagram Page..

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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 Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastel Sets

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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25% Off CrayPas Oil Pastels

Cray Pas Specialist oil pastels are artist grade. They are made from highly concentrated premium quality pigments, wax and oil to provide professionals with a superb creamy texture that facilitates blend-ability, and can be used in combination with a variety of painting mediums.

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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

- Jason Morgan Wildlife Set 15% Off
- $55 Off Dawn Emerson set of 40
- New: Kristy Rebecca Realism Set
- 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
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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