Schmincke Wooden Box Set of 100 - $150 Off

A beautiful set of Schmincke pastels. Perfect for a treat or a gift. On special for only $499.95 which is $150 off the regular price.

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15% Off NuPastel Sets

Nupastels are a hard pastel with a rich and creamy texture that allows for superior blending and shading. Nupastels can be used for broad strokes as well as tightly rendered work with fine lines. Because they can be used wet or dry they also open up new techniques to experiment with.

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Pastelmat Half Sheets 10% Off

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 an almost flat paper that can take and easily hold multiple layers of pastel.

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10% Off Pan Pastel Kits

The Pan Pastel kits include everything you need to get started with Pan Pastels. There are several different kits each of which includes Pan Pastels, Sofft Tools and a Palette Tray.

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10% Off Schmincke Singles

Schmincke pastels are very soft with intense colour. They are a joy to use and are of the highest quality.

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15% Off Sennelier Pads

Special includes both the Pastel Card pads and the C4 Grey Felt Paper pads.

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New: Derwent Pastel Pencil Sets

Derwent Pastel Pencils sets are now available. They are currently very good value for money:
- Set 12 $29.95
- Set 24 $39.95
- Set 36 $54.95
- Set 72 $99.95

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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

France, 525 Colours

Creamy Soft Pastels

England, 402 Colours

France, 525 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














Art Spectrum Blue Earth Conte
Generals Girault Holbein
Nupastel Pan Pastels Rembrandt
Schmincke Sennelier Unison
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Derwent Conte
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
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