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Pastels 

We stock a wide range of pastels including soft and oil pastel sticks and pencils and a range of accessories. We have a range of popular brands including Schminke, Art Spectrum, Rembrandt, and Conté à Paris. 

Schminke

Products we stock in this range include:

Individual Schminke Extra Soft Artists Pastels in a range of colours

Sets of Schminke Extra Soft Artists Pastels

Working with Schmincke’s finest extrasoft pastels leads you back to the origin of colour and is a real painting experience rather than simple drawing. They contain only the purest medium fine ground artists’ pigments, which are in the highest possible concentration. Contrastingly, the binding agent content, is kept to a minimum, which ensures a stable compound. In order to guarantee the highest quality it is necessary to manufacture Schmincke pastels using special recipes which avoid the use of machinery during manufacture.

Art Spectrum

Products we stock in this range include:

Individual Art Spectrum Soft Pastels in a range of colours

Art Spectrum Soft Pastel Sets: Assorted, landscape, portrait, grey tonal, darks, and life drawing sets

Art Spectrum Soft Pastels provide the artist with colours that are pure, brilliant and intense, and remain that way. The very best pigments are selected and triple milled at maximum concentration to bring out the finest colour and provide the rich, velvety bloom valued by pastellists. This method of production produces smouldering darks, brilliant and intense pure colours and a range of subtle and delicate tints. All Art Spectrum pure pigment pastels are free from heavy metals, asbestos or other toxic substances.

Rembrandt Soft Pastels

Products we stock in this range include:

Individual Rembrandt Soft Pastels

Rembrandt Soft Pastels set of 15 or 30

Rembrandt Soft Pastels offer excellent colour release with intense and pure colours. They have good to highest degree of lightfastness with very high colouring power due to high concentration of pigment. Free of pigments based on the metals lead, cadmium and cobalt.

Conté à Paris

Products we stock in this range include:

Individual Conté à Paris Crayons in a variety of colours

Conté à Paris Crayon Sets: Landscape, assorted, and portrait 

The exceptional size of the Conté à Paris Crayon and pastel pencils. Conte in Paris offers true freedom  and unparalleled sensation. The Crayon is the perfect complement to the soft pastel. Conte Crayons are slightly harder and less pigmented they are often preferred to soft pastels or used during work requiring a hard edge or precision in small and medium formats. It is recommended to use conte crayons in successive additions of colour, but by applying the manner of a patchwork pure colors together. 

Pastel Pencils

Products we stock in this range include:

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel pencils individually or sets of 12 or 24

Stabilo CarbOthello individual pencils in a limited range of colours

PITT artists’ pastel pencils, with their oil-free pastel leads, are used by artists not only as the perfect complement to pastel crayons for elaborating fine details, but also on their own. Many artists who enjoy pastel techniques and their versatility, but not the dirty hands and coloured dust that accompany them, have opted to use these special pencils.

The Stabilo CarbOthello chalk-pastel coloured pencil for Artists, art students and people with creative hobbies. They are wonderfully dry and dusty stroke, just like charcoal. They can be dry mixed and blended and they are partially aquarellable yet contours remain visible.

Oil Pastel

Products we stock in this range include:

Van Gogh Oil Pastels available in single sticks or as a 12, or 24 piece set

Mungyo Student Oil Pastels in sets of 12, 24, or 48

Pastel Accessories

Products we stock in this range include:

Artist Spectrum Colourfix Primer

Pastel Boxes

Faber-Castell Art Eraser

Tortillions and colour shapers

A wide variety of papers are available for pastels in store