Express Post for Victoria

We will be sending all orders to our lovely Victorian customers by Express Post whilst Stage 4 Restrictions are in place. We are thinking of you and hope this small gesture will let you keep painting.





15% Off Unison Sets

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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$50 Off Schmincke set of 80 Half Sticks

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 NuPastel Singles

Nupastels are a hard pastel with a rich and creamy texture that allows for superior blending and shading. Nupastels can be used for broad strokes as well as tightly rendered work with fine lines. Because they can be used wet or dry they also open up new techniques to experiment with.

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New Terry Ludwig Sets

We now have four additional Terry Ludwig sets available including; 30 Stunning Yellows, 30 True Lights, 60 Arid Lanscape and 60 Intense Darks.

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15% Off Uart Sheets

Uart provides an extremely consistent sanded surface which allows you to work with complete confidence from edge to edge. The paper handles many layers of pastel with ease and fixative is generally not required. The paper also accepts underpainting with oils, watercolour, inks and acrylic.

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The Daily Pastel

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William Choi, Sunset
See more beautiful paintings by William on Blue Thumb

Feature Your Paintings on The Daily Pastel
If you would like your paintings to be featured on  The Daily Pastel  please contact us and we will provide some instructions for sending your pictures to us. All styles of pastel paintings are welcome.





10% Off Roz Pastel Storage Bag

The Roz bag is made of lightweight fabric and includes 4 pastel trays. The bag has two separate compartments.The lower section holds four pastel organiser trays whilst the upper section is for accessories.

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Schmincke Super Special
Set of 11 in a Tin Only $44.95

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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The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Dawn Emerson Set of 40 Pastels and Accessories Now Only $395.00 including Free Postage (pictured above)
- $30 Off Joanne Barby Sets
- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels 10% Off
- Single Pan Pastels from $9.45
- Compact sets of 20 only $144.95, Save $41.70
- Set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories Now Only $592.50 including free postage.

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New: Blue Earth Drifter Set

Following on from the popular  ' Nomad '  set Blue Earth have created the  ' Drifter '  set for those who may need a more compact travel set. With a great mix of colourful and desaturated colours the set will be a great companion.

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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



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 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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