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Handmade
Soft Pastels

Made from 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

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Portraiture and Unison Colour Soft Pastels

My travels developed in me a love for the Human face in all its myriad colour and contours. People all over the world share a common humanity we seem to have forgotten. Merriment in a child’s eyes are the same in Iraq as Panama.

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Locked Down and Dirty

One of the good things about lockdown this year has been reducing the commute between me and my Unison pastels.

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The Wheel of Fortune

I have only come to pastel painting in the last two years, being a watercolour painter and teacher for almost a quarter of a century prior to that.

Gallery

Learn

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