Pastels

Painting with is the closest thing to painting with pure pigment. Pastel colour glides onto the surface and can be blended and modified with your finger or a tool such as a colour shaper or pastel brush.

Guide to Pastel Painting

 
Painting with soft pastel is a very direct and immediate mode of expression in colour. Dry colour glides onto the surface as if painting with pure pigment.Painting with soft pastel is a very direct and immediate mode of expression in colour. Dry colour glides onto the surface as if painting with pure pigment.

Soft Pastel

Painting with soft pastel is a very direct and immediate mode of expression in colour. Dry colour glides onto the surface as if painting with pure pigment.

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A cleaner method of pastel painting, soft pastel is contained in pans ready to be applied to a surface with your finger, a brush, or an applicator.A cleaner method of pastel painting, soft pastel is contained in pans ready to be applied to a surface with your finger, a brush, or an applicator.

Pan Pastel

A cleaner method of pastel painting, soft pastel is contained in pans ready to be applied to a surface with your finger, a brush, or an applicator.

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Hard pastels allow for cleaner, crisper lines than soft pastels. They are ideal for quick dynamic drawing, giving bold and dramatic marks.Hard pastels allow for cleaner, crisper lines than soft pastels. They are ideal for quick dynamic drawing, giving bold and dramatic marks.

Hard Pastel

Hard pastels allow for cleaner, crisper lines than soft pastels. They are ideal for quick dynamic drawing, giving bold and dramatic marks.

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Pastel pencils are ideal for adding fine detail to pastel paintings. They are cleaner to work with than regular soft pastels.Pastel pencils are ideal for adding fine detail to pastel paintings. They are cleaner to work with than regular soft pastels.

Pastel Pencils

Pastel pencils are ideal for adding fine detail to pastel paintings. They are cleaner to work with than regular soft pastels.

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Oil pastels are made of pigments bound in a non-drying oil and wax binder. Their creamy consistency is ideal for building up layers.Oil pastels are made of pigments bound in a non-drying oil and wax binder. Their creamy consistency is ideal for building up layers.

Oil Pastel

Oil pastels are made of pigments bound in a non-drying oil and wax binder. Their creamy consistency is ideal for building up layers.

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A selection of mediums including blending and liquefying mediums for altering the consistency and texture of pastels.A selection of mediums including blending and liquefying mediums for altering the consistency and texture of pastels.

Mediums

A selection of mediums including blending and liquefying mediums for altering the consistency and texture of pastels.

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High quality boards and panels that have been specifically developed for pastel painting. Versatile and easily transportable.High quality boards and panels that have been specifically developed for pastel painting. Versatile and easily transportable.

Pastel Board

High quality boards and panels that have been specifically developed for pastel painting. Versatile and easily transportable.

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Textured and coated papers for pastel painting. Pastel paper is designed to hold pastel colour’s dry pigment in place.Textured and coated papers for pastel painting. Pastel paper is designed to hold pastel colour’s dry pigment in place.

Pastel Paper

Textured and coated papers for pastel painting. Pastel paper is designed to hold pastel colour’s dry pigment in place.

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Pastel ground is an acrylic-based primer that is quick drying and possesses a fine tooth that is suitable for pastel painting.Pastel ground is an acrylic-based primer that is quick drying and possesses a fine tooth that is suitable for pastel painting.

Pastel Grounds

Pastel ground is an acrylic-based primer that is quick drying and possesses a fine tooth that is suitable for pastel painting.

Fixative is a clear liquid applied to dry media artwork to stabilise the pigment and preserve the finished artwork.Fixative is a clear liquid applied to dry media artwork to stabilise the pigment and preserve the finished artwork.

Pastel Fixatives

Fixative is a clear liquid applied to dry media artwork to stabilise the pigment and preserve the finished artwork.

 
These tools allow you to draw, paint and blend with pastels and create a variety of marks and effects.These tools allow you to draw, paint and blend with pastels and create a variety of marks and effects.

Pastel Tools

These tools allow you to draw, paint and blend with pastels and create a variety of marks and effects.

We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.

Pastel Gifts

We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.

We have over 600 book titles and over 200 DVDs to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.We have over 600 book titles and over 200 DVDs to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.

Books & DVDs

We have over 600 book titles and over 200 DVDs to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.

Pastel brushes come in a variety of sizes to cater for both very fine intricate work and bolder, large scale work.Pastel brushes come in a variety of sizes to cater for both very fine intricate work and bolder, large scale work.

Pastel Brushes

Pastel brushes come in a variety of sizes to cater for both very fine intricate work and bolder, large scale work.

Keep pastels organised and secure. Pastel Boxes will protect delicate pastels while on the move or in the studio.Keep pastels organised and secure. Pastel Boxes will protect delicate pastels while on the move or in the studio.

Pastel Storage

Keep pastels organised and secure. Pastel Boxes will protect delicate pastels while on the move or in the studio.