New - Ampersand Pastel Boards

Ampersand Pastel Board

A Permanent Museum Quality Surface.

Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except more durable and more versatile. All traditional pastel techniques can be completed on the board with the surface allowing for many layers to be used. Pastelboard is excellent for plein air painting and travelling as well as in the studio.

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10% Off Sennelier Single Pastels

Sennelier Pastel

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. The sennelier pastels are highly recommended and are part of the history of colour itself.

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15% Off Holbein Sets

Holbein Pastels

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.

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10% Off Fisher 400 Paper

Fisher 400 Art Paper is a high quality sanded paper designed by well known UK pastel artist Tim Fisher. It is 360gsm, waterproof, pH neutral and highly durable. The texture of the paper is extremely uniform and provides excellent layering which allows for fine detail as well as expressive use of colour. As the paper is waterproof you can create any background colour, or underpaint, using any water based medium including watercolour, inks and acrylics.

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15% Off Rembrandt Sets of 90

Rembrandt Pastel

Rembrandt Soft Pastels have intense pure colour with excellent colour release. The special includes the Portrait and Lanscape Sets of 990 in both the wooden boxes and cardboard boxes.

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10% Off Hahnemuhle Pads and Sheets

Hahnemuhle Velour Pad

Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper is a 260gsm pastel paper with a wonderful soft surface. The velour is applied generously and consistently to a smooth acid-free paper to create a very soft and velvety working surface. Pastels go onto the paper with ease and colour can be layered very well.

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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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