Handmade
Soft Pastels

Made with the finest traditional pigments.
John Hersey

The Colour Factory

Read about our 30 year journey into colour.
Intro To Soft Pastels guide front cover

Introduction To Soft Pastels

Beginners Soft Pastel Tips from Rebecca de Mendonça. If you’re new to soft pastels or have always wanted to try, this free PDF guide will help you Get Started.

This colourful guide covers all the basics, including what surface to work on, how to set up your workspace and how to clean and look after your pastels.

Rebecca then shows you how versatile soft pastels can be, helping you to master various techniques like Smudging, Hatching and Twisting.

Artist Set

'This set is designed for those wanting to steer their work out of the monochrome and into colour. It will help you see more values in your highlights, midtones and shadows. Combined with your existing collection this set will ensure you have the right shades and tints for every lighting.'​

Emma Colbert

Blendable

Because we use the best ingredients, our pastels have superior blending capabilities, used wet, or dry.

Soft and Smooth

With careful use of binder, our pastels are often described as 'smooth as butter', and need no encouragement to leave their mark.

Highly Pigmented​

We use a high percentage of traditional pigments for the deepest colouration.

Lightfast

Colour that stands the test of time.

Handmade

Made, labelled and packed completely by hand. No extrusion.

Colourful Chronicles

HOME 2

A Figurative Approach to Abstraction

Although I am primarily a figurative artist, I have had an admiration and fondness for Abstract art. The main problem, and I would think not uncommon amongst figurative artists, is that I have had great trouble producing a piece of Abstract Art with which I am entirely happy.

HOME 3

My Painting Journey with Pastels

While appreciating art as a viewer, I remember sitting, for what it looks to me hours and hours, modelling for my mother’s paintings while my brothers were playing.

HOME 4

Bailey: The Artist’s Experience

3 Artists write about their experiences of taking part in the 5 Day Pastel Challenge, painting their own version of ‘Bailey’ by Sue Kerrigan-Harris.

HOME 5

Exploration

The dictionary defines a journey as an act of traveling from one place to another. This would seem to imply a start and an endpoint. For me, as an artist, there really is no ending to my travels.

Gallery

Learn

A selection of hand picked tutorials, giving you quality guidance, whether you’re beginner or expert.
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