Introducing Renesans Soft Pastels

Fine Art Quality, Artist Friendly Prices

The Renesans pastels offer freshness, smooth penetrating colours and vibrant tones. Renesans soft pastels are handmade in Poland. The manual production and natural drying process give the pastels a firm creamy texture which allows for a wide range of painting techniques. The quality of the pastels is assured through the use of quality pigments and genuine Polish kaolin.

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20% Off Girault Sets of 50

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.

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20% Off Sennelier Paris Set

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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10% Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Singles

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels are the softest pastels made by Art Spectrum. The pastels are rectangular in shape which allows for either broad strokes using the flat side of the pastel or detailed strokes using the edges. Layout and painting can be achieved using the end of the pastels in the same way as you would use a round pastel.

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15% Off Kirsty Rebecca Pan Pastel Realism Set

Kirsty Rebecca is an award-winning Australian artist, who specializes in realism across wildlife, portraiture, landscapes and still life. Kirsty largely uses Pan Pastels for underpainting for use with pastel pencils. The set compliments the tutorials available from Kirsty.

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20% Off Rembrandt Wooden Box Sets

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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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 Derwent Pencils Sets

The Derwent pencils have a medium soft texture which transfers easily to paper and provides good blending. The pencils have a 4mm lead which is naturally water-soluble.

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Schmincke Super Special
Set of 11 Now Only $44.95

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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$100 Off Sennelier Wooden Box Oil Pastel Set of 120

The Sennelier oil pastels were developed during 1949 in collaboration with Pablo Picasso who wanted a medium that could be used on a wide variety of surfaces without fading or cracking. The pastels have an exceptionally high pigment load which provides high colouring and coverage with exceptional brightness. They are very creamy and supple in use and are able to be blended and layered with ease.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Kirsty Rebecca Realism Set 15% Off
- $55 Off Dawn Emerson set of 40
- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.50
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $592.50 including free postage (pictured above).

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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

Art Spectrum Extra Soft
Australia, 180 Colours

Sennelier
France, 525 Colours


Creamy Soft Pastels


Terry Ludwig
United States, Selected Sets

Unison
England, 402 Colours

Townsend Soft Form
United States, 408 Colours

Townsend Terrages
United States, 190 Colours

Girault
France, 300 Colours

Renesans
Poland, 119 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
AS Soft AS Extra Soft Blue Earth
Conte Girault Holbein
Nupastel Pan Pastels Rembrandt
Renesans Schmincke Sennelier
Terry Ludwig Townsend Unison
 
Oil Pastels
Cray Pas Sennelier  
 
Paper
Ampersand Colourfix Hahnemuhle
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelmat
Pastel Premier Sennelier UART Premium
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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