15% Off Pastelmat Pads

Pastelmat by Clairefontaine of France 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.

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10% Off Art Spectrum Soft Pastel Singles

Art Spectrum pastels are the Australian Pastel. Thr range includes many unique Australian colours such as Flinders Red and Tasman Blue.

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The Pan Pastel Sale

- 20% Off all Single Pan Pastels
- Metallic and Pearescent Kits all 15% Off
- 15% Off Mixed Media Kits (pictured above)
- Over $50 Off the compact sets of 20
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $590 - Save over $300.

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$40 Off Craypas Complete Set of 88

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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$20 Off Schmincke Set of 11 with an Extra Large White

Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artistís 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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10% Off Colourfix 24x32cm Packs of 10

Colourfix is a fantastic pastel paper that is able to hold multiple layers of pastel. Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative, allowing the velvet bloom and vibrant colour of pastel to be preserved. Colourfix Smooth has a fine tooth which is excellent for completing more detailed work.

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15% Off Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils, Sets and Singles

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. The pencils are 3.7mm wide with the colour strip being perfecly centred within a cedar casing. The well balanced colour range and excellent lightfastness make them a great choice for artists.

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10% Off Sennelier Sets of 40 Half Sticks

Includes both the Assorted and Portrait Set (pictured above). 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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Three New Terry Ludwig Sets Now Available

We have added three new Terry Ludwig sets to our range. The sets are
- Shades of Nature
- Neutral Greens
- Umber Shadows and Shades

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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

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


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