What is Pastel Painting?
This pastel department incorporates the many variations of this drawing and painting medium. Working with the
very best soft pastels
feels like drawing with pure pigment, in all its vibrant, chalky glory.
combine pigment with wax binders, creating a versatile medium that offers blendable texture. Pastel pencils
allow you to enjoy the expressive qualities of soft pastel in a pencil form - perfect for precise, detailed marks that can be blended and smudged too.Is pastel a drawing or painting medium? The answer is both! They’re unique in their qualities and fall between the two. The high pigment concentration in pastels rivals what you’d find in the most vibrant oil or acrylic paints. Their versatility allows you to draw chalky lines and also apply flat areas of colour than can be blended and layered over one another.
Pastel painting sets
make it quick and easy to acquire a number of colours to get started. There are literally thousands of colours to choose from by world-renowned brands including
, Daler Rowney
, Caran d’Ache
our own brand Jackson’s