20% Off Pastelmat

The special includes both pads and sheets. Pastelmat by Clairefontaine of France is a truely wonderful and unique paper. It combines the advantages of both the velour and the sanded paper surfaces to create a relatively flat paper that can take and easily hold multiple layers of pastel.

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20% Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels

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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15% Off Holbein Sets

The little soft pastel that packs a punch. 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 level of softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists.

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10% Off Colourfix Optimum Foam Core Boards

The Colourfix Optimum Boards measure 16x20 Inches (40.64 x 50.80cm) and are available in a range of 6 colours. The Foam Core boards have a very thin aluminium sheet inserted into them. The aluminium sheet cannot be seen when looking at the boards but it gives them great strength. The boards are perfect for either studio or Plein Air work.

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15% Off Sennelier Sets of 30 Half Sticks

Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown. 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.

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10% Off Craypas Sets and Singles

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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15% 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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The Pan Pastel Sale

- $30 Off Joanne Barby Signature Painting Kit (pictured above)
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels 10% Off
- 15% Off Single Pan Pastels
- Compact sets of 20 only $145, Save $41.75
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $595 including free postage.

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Diane Townsend Pastels Now Available

Beautiful handmade pastels from New York. These highly sought after pastels are available in both the Soft Form and the unique Terrages. Sets are currently available and singles will follow.

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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

Germany, 400 Colours

Blue Earth
United States, 336 Colours

Art Spectrum Extra Soft
Australia, 180 Colours

France, 525 Colours

Creamy Soft Pastels

Terry Ludwig
United States, Selected Sets

England, 402 Colours

Townsend Soft Form
United States, 408 Colours

Townsend Terrages
United States, 190 Colours

France, 300 Colours

Medium Soft Pastels

Holland, 218 Colours

Art Spectrum
Australia, 154 Colours

Japan, 144 Colours

Hard Pastels

United States, 96 Colours

United States, Selected Colours

France/China, 48 Colours














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  
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelmat
Sennelier UART Premium  
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  

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