New: Girault Soft Pastels

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. Read More

We currently have a range of sets available. Singles will become available later during 2017.

Introductory Offer

We are offering 15% off all of the Girault Pastels sets we have on hand as an introductory offer.

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New - Holbein Pastel Brushes

There are three types of brushes.
- Oval shaped for gentle blending;
- Short Straight Cut for more direct blending; and
- A Small Stiff Angular brush for defining and lifting.

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10% Off Sofft Tools

Sofft Tools are specifically designed to work with Pan Pastels; however they are equally at home working with regular pastels. There are three groups of tools:
- Knives and Covers which allow you to paint;
- Sponges which provide direct application; and
- Applicators which let you blend, soften edges and apply colour.

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10% Off Mi-Teintes Pads

Mi-Teintes is a 160gsm traditional pastel paper. One side is relatively smooth whilst the other side has a honeycomb type grain which holds pastel well. As the paper is coloured in the pulp the shades are highly light resistant. Mi-Teintes is also a paper which will stand up to a lot of working.

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15% Off Sennelier 40 Half Stick Portrait Set

Sennelier Soft Pastels are very soft with fantastic colour laydown. The half stick sets are very good value and a greeat way to get going with Sennelier pastels.

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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 Conte  
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
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