15% Off Schmincke Sets

Special includes the new limited edition Half Stick Sets as well as the regular full stick cardboard box and wooden box sets. Strictly whilst stocks last.

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10% Off Sofft Tools

Sofft Tools were specifically designed to work with Pan Pastels; however they are equally at home working with regular pastels. There are three groups of tools:
- Knives and Covers which allow you to paint;
- Sponges which provide direct application; and
- Applicators which let you blend, soften edges and apply colour.

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15% Off Art Spectrum Soft Pastel Sets

Art Spectrum pastels are the 'Australian Pastel' and the colour range is particularly well suited to our environment. All Art Spectrum pure pigment pastels are free from heavy metals, asbestos or other toxic substances giving you peace of mind.

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Terry Ludwig Pastels Now Available

Handcrafted Pastels with a Velvety Soft Stroke. Terry Ludwig Pastels were the first rectangular shaped pastel. The rectangular shape opened up new painting possibilities with the pastels being able to be used for both broad strokes and detailed wotk. The pastels are highly concentrated and uniformly soft across the range which allows you to paint with confidence. The current range will be expanded upon over the coming months to provide a comprehensive selection.

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15% Off Hahnemuhle Velour Pads

Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper is a 260gsm pastel paper with a wonderful soft surface. The velour is applied generously and consistently to a smooth acid-free paper to create a very soft and velvety working surface. Pastels go onto the paper with ease and colour can be layered very well. Pads of 10 sheets are available in three sizes which are 24x32cm, 30x40cm and 36x48cm.

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10% 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. Pastelmat has a very pleasant touch and as the surface is not pronounced it allows for precise details and delicate veils whilst also having the ability to grab and hold multiple layers of colour.

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Girault Singles Now Available

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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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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