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20% Off Bruynzeel Set of 48

Bruynzeel pastel pencils are rich and buttery, yet firm. They have strong colour release and resist crumbling which is great for finer lines and sharpening.

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15% Off Uart Pads

Uart is one of the most popular pastel papers in the United States. It is a sanded pastel paper which provides a reliable, quality surface for pastel artists. It is 300gsm, Ph neutral and acid free.

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15% Off Blue Earth Sets

The pastels are organised by hue, value and intensity. This traditional approach to organising colour is intuitive and makes finding the right colour very easy. The pastels are made using high density mineral pigments which gives them their very soft and dense consistency. The pastels have excellent covering power and you can lay down colour very quickly.

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15% Off Joanne Barby Signature Pan Pastel Set

Joanne is a prominent Australian Pan Pastel artist and educator. The Signature Set includes 20 Pan Pastels, a Pan Pastel tray and a range of painting knives and sponges.

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Best Price for Unison Pastels

Fantastic prices for both sets and singles. Unison pastels have a fantastic texture which results from them being hand rolled rather than extruded. The pastels are based on traditional pigments such as cadmiums, cobalts and natural and synthetic earths as these pigments have stood the test of time.

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15% Off Rembrandt Set of 30 Half Sticks

The 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 more difficult 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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$3000 First Prize.
Competition Now Open for Entries

Now open for entries, the Soft Pastels Art Prize is an on-line competition and exhibition for soft pastel paintings which will have a $3000 first prize. are commited to supporting and promoting soft pastel painting. This new competition aims to help to raise awareness of soft pastel painting as well as providing a larger prize pool for soft pastels artists.

The competition will be independently judged by Tricia Reust and Rod Bathgate, and restricted to entries from Australian and New Zealand artists. The competition is now open for entries.

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New: Stephie Clark Set - Field of Poppies

J Luda have focused on the use of environmentally friendly, modern, lightfast, synthetic pigments. This focus combined with the 'Artisan Made' approach of using the best traditional techniques gives the pastels their colour intensity. The pastels are completely uniform all the way through ensuring you have a consistent working experience from start to finish. An impressive pastel.

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20% Off Schmincke Sets of 100, 200 & 400

If you have been dreaming of a beautiful wooden box set of Schmincke pastels we have them at fantastic prices, but only while stocks last. Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artists 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.

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20% Off Holbein Square Soft Pastel Singles

Each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility, whether with the flat sides or the sharp edges. The degree of softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.75
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- $300 off set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories. Now Only $695 including free postage (pictured above).

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25% Off Colourfix Smooth

Pads and Sheets

Colourfix Smooth is available in 20 different colours and two different sizes. Colourfix Smooth has a very fine tooth which is good for detailed work and pastel pencils.

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