Dianne Townsend Terrages and Soft Form Pastels

Made in small batches and hand formed.

Diane Townsend Pastels originated in a New York City studio loft in 1971. Diane shared studio with a conservationist who translated a 15th century Italian formula for making pastels. This formula has evolved and been improved to become the basis of the Townsend pastels today. Diane started by making pastels for herself, some for friends, then for others and eventually for all of us. The smooth flowing application and dense pigmentation is what makes the pastels so well sought after. The pastels contain pumice which helps to disperse the pigment into the paper resulting in good adhesion.

Diane makes two main types of pastels which are currently available, Soft Form and Terrages.

Soft Form pastels are cigar shaped smooth flowing pastels that are desinged to fit well in the hand. They are easy to pick up, apply and put down.

Terrages pastels are much larger and made into a square shape that can accept a more vigorous and forceful application without crumbling. These pastels were developed in conjunction with Wolf Kahn to achieve the consistency he wanted.


Sets are currently available with singles to follow.

 

 

Dianne Townsend Terrages and Soft Form Pastels


Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Light Vibrations $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Ultra Light $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Cloud in a Box $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Artists Choice $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Primary Intense $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Hot $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Misty Mauves $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Purple Haze $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Purple and Violet $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Smokey Blues $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Mood for Green $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Damp Earth $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Grey $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Night Moods $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Midnight $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Dark $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Metallic $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Pearl Gems $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 12 Fluorescent $109.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 24 Portrait A $219.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 24 Portrait B (Extension) $219.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 24 Flesh $219.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 24 Landscape A $219.95   
Soft Form Pastels    Set of 24 Landscape B (Extension)

$219.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Wolf Kahn Favorites B $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Wolf Kahn Favorites C $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Earth $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Green $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Blue $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Grey $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Mood for Matisse $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 Fauve $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 12 White Out $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Landscape A $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Landscape B (Extension) $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Portrait A $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set of 12 Portrait B (Extension) $149.95   
Terrage Pastels    Set 24 Earth and Shadows $299.95   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Sennelier UART Premium  
 
Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Carbothello Conte
Derwent    
 
Other
Blenders Charcoal Primers
Sofft Tools Storage  
 
 


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