Painting with soft pastel 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.

Pan Pastels offer a cleaner method of pastel painting. The soft pastel colour is contained in pans ready to be applied to a surface with your finger, a brush or the special PanPastel applicator.

Hard pastels allow for clean crisp lines. They may not blend as easily as soft pastels, but they offer great opportunity for dramatic, bold marks. Perfect for quick dynamic drawing.

Pastel pencils are wood encased sticks of soft pastel. They are ideal for adding fine detail to soft pastel paintings. They are also a cleaner alternative to working with regular soft pastels.

Oil Pastels has great potential for a wide variety of mark making, from heating up to build up colour in thick layers to diluting with solvent. Oil pastels are part painting medium, part drawing medium.

Pastels of all sorts are available in-store and online at The PaintBox, home of the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide. At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. They are also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of art supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!