15% Off Sennelier Paris Set

The Sennelier Paris Set contains 120 half sticks giving you a great range of colours. 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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$50 Off Blue Earth Nomad Set

The Nomad Set contains 56 colours in a foam lined box. Blue Earth Pastels are made in the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA by artists Jim and Ross Pollard in a restored 1890s building. The pastels are very soft and have a rectangle shape allowing work to be completed with an edge or as you would with a round pastel. The pastels are shorter than the traditional round pastels but are chunkier and have excellent covering power.

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20% Off Renesans Cardboard Box Sets

Renesans soft pastels are handmade in Poland. The manual production and natural drying process give the pastels a creamy soft texture which allows for a wide range of painting techniques.

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The Daily Pastel

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Lynda Robinson, Sweetwater
You can see more work by Lynda on her Facebook page.

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We would love to feature your paintings on the The Daily Pastel Facebook and Instagram pages. Please contact us and we will provide some instructions for sending your pictures to us. All styles of pastel paintings are welcome.





15% Off Joanne Barby Seascape Set

The seascape set contains 20 Pan Pastels, a tray and assorted tools. Joanne is a prominent Australian Pan Pastel artist and educator. Joanne has tutorials on the Pan Pastel blog at paintdrawblend.com.

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15% Off Art Spectrum Extra Soft Sets

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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$100 Off Sennelier Set of 120 Oil Pastels

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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15% Off Carbothello Sets

Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils have a lovely dry stroke which can be easily blended. The pencils have a highly pigmented 4.4mm core which provides high levels of lightfastness and great luminosity and opaqueness. The pencils are partially water soluable with the contours of the strokes remaining visible.

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Australian Pastel Expo

The Australian Pastel Expo is on in 2022 in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast during September. The Expo will run over four days and will have a full program with many tutors and demonstrators. We will be exhibiting in the trade show area so you will be able to say hello and have a chat. Registrations will open soon, so please vist the Pastel Expo web site to get all of the information you need.

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15% Off Rembrandt Half Stick Sets of 5 and 10

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. Fifteen new dark colours have recently been added to the range.

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10% Off Mi-Teintes Touch Pads

Mi-Teintes Touch is a textured pastel paper covered with a fine grit for laying down of soft pastels. Mi-Teintes Touch is 355gsm and comes in single sheets and two pads. The very fine grit surface grips a deep layer of pastel and will hold it in place very well.

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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Julia Woning Kit and Book Combo 15% Off
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.50
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- $300 off set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories. Now Only $675 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
Renesans Sennelier  
 
Paper
Colourfix Hahnemuhle Lux Archival
Mi-Teintes Mi-Teintes Touch Pastelboard
Pastelmat Pastel Premier Sennelier
UART Premium    
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Fixative
Primers Sofft Tools Storage
 
 


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