Pastels

The pastel medium was first mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495. During the 18th century the medium became fashionable for portrait painting, using pastel as a mixed-media technique with gouache. The 19th-century French painter Edgar Degas was a most prolific user of pastel and is considered its champion.

  • Pastels : Conte Crayon Set of 24
    Conte Crayon Set of 24$102.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.
  • Pastels : Conte Crayon Set of 48
    Conte Crayon Set of 48$205.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.

Soft

  • Pastels : Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets
    Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets$107.30-$321.95
    Discover the collection of ART SPECTRUM® EXTRA SOFT SQUARE PASTELS. With over 50 years experience of making professional artists’ colours, Art Spectrum are proud to introduce a selection of pure pigment extra soft square pastels. Colours ranging from smouldering darks, to delicate veils of highlight colours, all exhibiting the rich velvety bloom loved by pastel artists. Experience soft creamy pastels that lay down smoothly and blend beautifully onto paper.
    The shape allows broad strokes for easy coverage and strong gestural marks and the ability to create fine detailed work.Feel confident that you are using professional artists’ materials made from the highest quality lightfast pigments which are triple-milled to bring out the intensity of each colour. Each single pastel is 13mm high x 16mm wide x 45mm long (1/2 inch high x 5/8 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch long).
    19 items
  • Pastels : Nupastels
    Nupastels$4.30
    A pastel that's just right! They're tougher than traditional soft pastels, but maintain the same rich, creamy pigments needed for superior blending and shading. Artists of all expertise levels can benefit from these pastels.
    96 items
  • Pastels : Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels$8.6020 items
  • Pastels : Schmincke Soft Pastels
    Schmincke Soft Pastels$9.00
    Unmatched in their softness and consistency, Schmincke soft pastels were created using the finest artist's pigments and a minimum of binders. The softness of the pastels permits a beautiful dense application, and the extremely high pigment concentration results in great color intensity.
    Sticks are rich and buttery in texture. The pigments slide right off the stick without any crumbling or breaking. Schmincke Pastels are prepared by hand and by traditional machines, and also labeled by hand to help prevent breakage. Schmincke's generously sized full stick measures 2-5/8" long × 7/16" in diameter (67 mm × 11 mm).
    248 items
  • Pastels : Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels
    Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels$9.4011 items
  • Pastels : Rembrandt Soft Pastels
    Rembrandt Soft Pastels$6.95
    The history of Royal Talens goes back to 1899. Rembrandt Soft Pastels have since become one of the most popular artist pastels in the world.
    202 items
  • Pastels : Mungyo Square Pastels
    Mungyo Square Pastels$1.30
    Made with the purest grade of pigment, Gallery Semi-Hard Pastels have unsurpassed bright colors and the highest degree of lightfastness. Their square shape and semi-hardness makes them ideal for both rough sketch and painting, or broad side being easy.
    44 items
  • Pastels : Art Spectrum Soft Pastels
    Art Spectrum Soft Pastels$8.00
    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.
    155 items
  • Pastels : Faber-Castell Chalk Pastels
    Faber-Castell Chalk Pastels$3.50
    Polychromos pastels contain the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed resistance to fading. Blend with fingers, stump or paintbrush dipped in white spirit.
    57 items

PanPastels

  • PanPastel Palette Trays
    PanPastel Palette Trays$26.30-$31.402 items
  • Pastels : PanPastels
    PanPastels$13.90-$16.95
    PanPastel Colors are genuine artists’ quality pastels, uniquely packed in a pan format; available in a range of 80 colors.PanPastel Colors were developed so that artists can easily lift, apply and control pastel color, just like true painting! The pan format holds the color like paint for easy application. Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments; PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft and low dust formulation. All of these professional quality colors are highly pigmented, have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Each pan contains 35%* more material than the average pastel stick. PanPastel Colors are fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, conventional fixatives and other artist's colors.
    *Average, based on a survey of leading brands.
    95 items
  • PanPastel Sofft Applicators
    PanPastel Sofft Applicators$6.60-$27.20
    Created for PanPastel applications and techniques, these applicators are reusable. Load the sponges with color and gently apply to the surface, varying pressure to change the effect. Use the edges for lines and details. Easy to clean for reuse.
    17 items

Oil

  • Pastels : Caran d'Ache Neopastel Crayons
    Caran d'Ache Neopastel Crayons
    Neopastels are professional quality oil pastels with superb smoothness and blendability. These pastels are absolutely dustless.
    They are made from permanent pigments that are equally suited to intense coloring, delicate shading, and subtle transition of hue. Individual pastels measure 62mm × 9mm.
    96 items

Water Soluble

Pencils

  • Pastels : Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils
    Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils$3.80
    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.

    PITT pastel pencils have a very compact lead which is economical to use. The lead contains a high level of pigment, making the pencils ideally suited both to drawing lines and shading, as well as blending and merging into delicate colour transitions. The colour selection in this range places a particular emphasis on the muted shades and earth tones that are especially important for pastel drawing.
    60 items
  • Pastels : Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
    Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils$3.80
    These German-made pencils are world famous for their quality, lightfast pigments. Their opaque, water-soluble colors blend beautifully and erase easily. The large-diameter lead can make broad strokes or be sharpened to a fine point for details and lettering.Draw with CarbOthello pencils as you would draw with a pastel stick. CarbOthello pencils can also be used like watercolor pencils — they respond instantly to a wet brush or pre-dampened paper. Pencils have semi-soft leads in a woodcased pencil form and are pre-sharpened.
    60 items
  • Pastels : Gioconda Pastel Pencil
    Gioconda Pastel Pencil$2.50
    Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils offer the smooth finish of conventional pastels without the mess. They are highly pigmented, with a buttery smooth feel, and have excellent blending and toning characteristics on dark or light surfaces. All colors are lightfast and fade resistant.
    47 items

Primer

  • Pastels : Art Spectrum Pastel Primer
    Art Spectrum Pastel Primer$32.00
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth, quick drying acrylic primer which bonds agressively to practically any clean, dry surface - all types of papers (300 gsm or heavier recommended), canvas, card, ply, plastic, glass, timber, ceramic and metal. Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer can be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers etc. straight from the pot. 20 colours are available, including Natural (Clear). All colours can be intermixed, or tinted with Art Spectrum Inks or Gouache, to create new shades. The Clear Colourfix Primer allows the natural surface or underlying colours to remain visible, whilst providing extra tooth for more overlays. Use Clear and other Art Spectrum Colourfix Primers for mixed media techniques and experimental art and craft works. It can even be used as an adhesive for collage. All colours are available in 250ml pots. Black, White and Clear are also available in 1 litre tubs. Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth surface for oil painting. Size the surface prior t...more »
    18 items

Paper

  • Pastels : Daler-Rowney Murano Warm Pads
    Daler-Rowney Murano Warm Pads$30.40-$50.50
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes is 6 assorted colours: Bordeaux, Raspberry, Strawberry, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Chocolate.
    click on image of pad to see the colour swatches
    2 items
  • Pastels : Daler-Rowney Murano Cool Pads
    Daler-Rowney Murano Cool Pads$30.40-$50.50
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes in 6 assorted colours: Wedgewood, Fern, Dusk, Slate, Lagoon and Aubergine.
    click on image of pad to see the colour swatches
    2 items
  • Pastels : Daler-Rowney Murano Neutral Pads
    Daler-Rowney Murano Neutral Pads$30.40-$50.50
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes in 6 assorted colours: Stone, Rose Grey, Pale Peach, Haze, Platinum and Oatmeal.
    click on image of pad to see the colour swatches
    2 items
  • Pastels : Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Pads
    Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Pads$43.95
    Strong and resilient, this 60% cotton French-made paper has two distinct surfaces: texture on one side (perfect for pastel and charcoal), and a smooth finish on the other (for detail work with pencil or ink).
    3 items
  • Pastels : Daler-Rowney Murano 500 X 650
    Daler-Rowney Murano 500 X 650$2.95
    This naturally textured surface and 45% cotton content give it a classic, luxurious feel, whilst the combination of 35 sophisticated and fashionable colours make it the ideal choice for artists and crafters alike. Weighing in at a substantial 160gsm, Murano is perfect for fine art applications such as pastel, pencil or charcoal, and crafty creations such as card-making, memory-booking...or anything that takes your imagination.
    Minimum order on this paper is five assorted sheets
    35 items
  • Pastels : Canson Mi-Teintes 500 x 650
    Canson Mi-Teintes 500 x 650
    The most famous lightfast pastel paper in the world. In heavy weight with rough texture, these 60% cotton papers come in fifty breathtaking pulp-dyed colors that go all the way through. Acid free, they are also excellent for pencil, scrapbooking and papercraft.
    Minimum order on this paper is five assorted sheets
    34 items

Fixative

  • Pastels : Nuart Workable Fixative 350g
    Nuart Workable Fixative 350g$24.95
    Specially formulated for charcoal, pencil or pastel drawings and layouts. Provides compatible surface for rework needs. Gives a clear protective coating to prevent dusting or smudging.
  • Pastels : Krylon Workable Fixative 11oz
    Krylon Workable Fixative 11oz$22.95
    Reworkable clear finish prevents smudging of soft art materials like pencil and pastel.
  • Pastels : Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative 400g
    Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative 400g$20.95

Sets

  • Pastels : Caran d'Ache Neopastel Sets
    Caran d'Ache Neopastel Sets4 items
  • Pastels : Conte Crayon Set of 24
    Conte Crayon Set of 24$102.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.
  • Pastels : Conte Crayon Set of 48
    Conte Crayon Set of 48$205.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.
  • Pastels : Mungyo Mini Pastel Sets
    Mungyo Mini Pastel Sets$11.00-$27.004 items

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