15% Off UART Premium Pastel Paper

UART Pastel Paper

- Seven sanded paper grades, now you can find the grade that's right for you.
- Consistent surface and grade from edge to edge.
- PH Neutral, Acid Free, Archival quality paper.
- Handles many layers with ease with excellent grip and reduced dust.
- Accepts acrylic, ink, watercolour and oil for optimal underpainting
- No fixative required.

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10% Off Rembrandt Single Pastels

Rembrandt Pastel

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. Fifteen new dark colours have recently been added to the range.

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15% Off Pastelmat Pads and Sheets

Pastelmat Pad

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. The paper has a very pleasant touch and as the surface is not pronounced it allows for precise details and delicate veils whilst also having the ability to grab and hold multiple layers of colour.

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15% Off Schmincke Wooden Box Sets

Schmincke Set of 200

Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artistís 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.

Includes sets of 10, 45, 60, 100 and 200.

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10% Off Sennelier Half Stick Sets

Sennelier Pastel Set

Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown. The half stick sets are a very economical way to have a large number of colours at your fingertips.

Includes Half Pastel sets of 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 and 120.

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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

Sennelier
France, 525 Colours


Creamy Soft Pastels


Unison
England, 402 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
Art Spectrum Blue Earth Conte
Generals Holbein Nupastel
Pan Pastels Rembrandt Schmincke
Sennelier Unison  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
 
Other
Accessories Charcoal Pencils
Primers Sofft Tools Storage
 
 
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