$100 Off Schmincke Wooden Box Set of 100

Beautuful wooden box set of the wonderful Schmincke pastels. Reduced to $549.95. Schmincke are one of the softest pastels on the market, a joy to use which takes you back to the origins of colour.

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20% Off Cray Pas Specialst Oil Pastels

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 Pastelmat Paper

Pastelmat 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 special covers the complete range.

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20% Off Sennelier Portrait set of 40 Half Sticks

A very good portrait set with an excellent range of well chosen colours. The 40 colours provide enough scope to avoid the frustration of not having the right colour available.

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10% Off Rembrandt Singles

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.

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10% Off Holbein Pastel Blending Brushes

There are five different blending brushes available. They are a very useful tool when creating blended effects.

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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

Girault
France, 525 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 Girault Holbein
Nupastel Pan Pastels Rembrandt
Schmincke Sennelier Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Fisher 400
Hahnemuhle Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Tex
Pastelmat Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Derwent Conte
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 
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