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WORLD'S BEST PASTEL CARRIER
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OUR BEST SELLING PRODUCT
DAKOTA DELUXE TRAVELER
"The best plein air box for pastel artists - lightweight, tough, and holds lots of pastels!"

Italian craftsmen produce the exquisite Dakota Deluxe Traveler pastel carriers to our specifications. Boxes are constructed of oiled, stain resistant beech wood, utilize finger joined corners and are fitted with high quality hardware and a leather handle. The lightweight and durable boxes are a briefcase design that offers pastel storage on both sides. Swivel latches secure removable panels that hold the pastels in place. We use memory foam in the bottom of the box and attached to the panels to gently cushion the pastels. Memory foam provides the ultimate in protection for your fragile pastels.

The interior of each box is divided into sections measuring 10 1/2" x 3 1/4". The small box has 6 sections and the large box has 10 sections. Each section will easily hold 20 full size large sticks of pastel or many more half sticks. The Small box is a wonderful size if you want to be very compact and still have great carrying capacity, at least 120 full sticks and as many as 250 half sticks. The Large box can hold more than 200 full size pastel sticks. Both boxes offer quick and easy access - open up the box, remove the panels and you are ready to paint.

For compactness and portability the Small box is the way to go - put it in a backpack! If you need more pastels for a workshop, trip or just to keep your pastels organized in your studio, the Large box offers greater capacity along with the same ease of access.

SPECIFICATIONS:

SMALL TRAVELER
Sections: 6 Closed Size: 11 1/2 x 12 x 2 1/2" Open: 11 1/2 x 24 x 1 1/4" Weight: 3lb 12oz
LARGE TRAVELER
Sections: 10 Closed Size: 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 2 1/2" Open: 11 1/2 x 35 x 1 1/4" Weight: 5lb 9oz

 
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TRAVEL1 Deluxe Traveler Small $119.95     $159.95
TRAVEL2 Deluxe Traveler Large $139.95     $189.95
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NEW! BLUE EARTH PASTELS
 

BLUE EARTH PASTELS - A NEW APPROACH!
A DAKOTA EXCLUSIVE!

Origin: USA
Colors: 336 (Expanded in Fall 2013 from 206)
Size: 1/2" X 7/16" X 1 3/16"

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Organized by Hue, Value and Intensity
Colors in Blue Earth Pastels are organized in the traditional nineteenth century manner: by hue, value and intensity. This sensible color wheel arrangement makes finding the right color with the correct value quick and easy.

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The 6-stick sampler is an easy way for artists to experience the unique feel and handling qualities of the Blue Earth pastels.

The 12-stick sampler showcases the way the Blue Earth colors move from bright to dull, making it easier to select the right intensity of any particular color.

The 21-stick samplers feature a seven-tone structure that is common to all the Blue Earth colors. With seven tones it is possible to paint anything you see, even with a limited range of color. As long as the values are correct, the painting will be convincing. It is the tonal structure that carries the image!

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BESAMP6 Sampler Primary 6 $15.00 $22.50
BESAMP12 Sampler Primary 12 $29.00 $45.00
BESSAMP21P Sampler Portrait & Figure 21 $49.00 $78.75
BESSAMP21L Sampler Land & Sea 21 $49.00 $78.75

 

FALL 2013 LINE EXPANSION TO 336 COLORS
INTRODUCING NEW COLORS AND PACKAGING

The Blue Earth Pastels have been exceedingly well received and appreciated for their traditional approach to color theory and sensible color wheel arrangement. With feedback given by artists and after using the original assortment for a year, a few adjustments are being made to fully round out the color range. Additions include a Turquoise range, Warm and Cool Nearly Neutrals and a 'D' line added to the original color ranges.

THE 'D' LINE
For each of the color ranges, a fourth row or 'D' line has been added. This row is further de-saturated with the complement for a very subtle, neutralized, grayed row of color. With this addition, each color range set now has 28 colors.

TURQUOISE BOX
A new Turquoise set of 28 colors was added to fill a gap in the previous color range.

TWO NEW NEARLY NEUTRAL SETS
The old Neutral Box has been replaced by a much broader range of VERY subtle neutrals arranged in 28-piece boxes of Warm Nearly Neutral and Cool Nearly Neutral (the old Neutral A line is now in this box and labeled as the 'N' line with BLK & WHT).

ORGANIZATION AND PACKAGING
Each box is organized from dark (1) to light using a 1 thru 7 value scale. The ten color boxes are further divided by intensity: Line A is the brightest; Line B is medium intensity (graying line A with a complement); Line C is less saturated (more graying) and Line D is the least saturated, neutralized and grayed (least intense).

Finding the right color is simplified with this method of organization. Complementary color harmonies are easy to create. Organizing by hue, value and intensity allows a relatively small set to present the fullest expression of color. Each color range is packaged in a unique format that allows pastels to be inserted vertically in foam cradled boxes that measure 4" x 6 1/4" x 2". The pastels are in an almost square format and on the very soft end of the hardness scale. The pastels are made from high-density mineral pigments with a proven historical record for permanence. All sticks are numbered for easy identification.

Richard McKinley Talks About the Color Palette & Blue Earth Pastels

CLICK HERE TO ORDER INDIVIDUAL PASTELS

 
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BESCHART Handmade Color Chart $35.00  
BESBLANK Blank Color Chart $5.00  
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UPDATING YOUR EXISTING BLUE EARTH SETS
You can update/expand your existing Blue Earth color ranges with the following 21 piece (seven tints of each 'D'color) boxes:

'D' Line Box #1: Quindo, Red and Orange
'D' Line Box #2: Yellow, Lemon and Earth
'D' Line Box #3: Cerulean, Blue and Violet

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BESADDBOX1 Update Quindo/Red/Org $57.00 $78.75
BESADDBOX2 Update Yell/Lemon/Grn $57.00 $78.75
BESADDBOX3 Update Cerul/Blue/Violet $57.00 $78.75
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TO GET ALL THE NEW COLORS
The following product number will completely update your existing set to include all new colors. It includes the 28 Turquoise, 28 Nearly Neutral Warm and 28 Nearly Neutral Cool boxes and the three 'D' Line boxes of 21, for a total of 147 colors. This is a $60 savings over buying the parts individually.
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BESNEW147 147 New Color Addition $375.00 $551.25
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BESQUIN28 Quinacridone 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESRED28 Red 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESORG28 Orange 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESYEL28 Yellow 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESLEM28 Lemon 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESGRN28 Earth Green 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESTURQ28 Turquoise 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESCERUL28 Cerulean 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESBLUE28 Blue 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESVIOL28 Violet 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESWARM28 Neutral Warm 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESCOOL28 Neutral Cool 28 $75.00 $105.00
BESFULL336 Complete Set 336 $795.00 $1260.00
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NEW! UART STURDY BOARDS
 

 

UART 8-PLY STURDY BOARD
Great for Plein Air Painting!

Dakota makes a convenient and durable Plein Air board by mounting Uart Pastel Paper on an 8-ply (twice as thick as our standard Uart boards) archival conservation board that is pH neutral and buffered. 8 ply boards are extra sturdy, stay flat with water application, are lightweight, and easy to transport.

The 8-ply conservation mounting board with Uart applied to the surface is readily cut with a mat knife if you need to cut to a different size.

On the 8-ply Sturdy Boards we mount the Uart Paper flush to the edge of the board with no border. This method facilitates direct insertion into plein air or matless frames.
We are making the Sturdy Boards using the three most popular Uart papers (P320, P400 and P500). Please call if you would like a different surface.

Introduced at the same price as our Uart 4-ply Boards!

 
 
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USB320P8 8 Ply Sturdy Board 8x10 P320 $5.00 $6.50
USB400P8 8 Ply Sturdy Board 8x10 P400 $5.00 $6.50
USB500P8 8 Ply Sturdy Board 8x10 P500 $5.00 $6.50
USB320P9 8 Ply Sturdy Board 9x12 P320 $6.00 $7.50
USB400P9 8 Ply Sturdy Board 9x12 P400 $6.00 $7.50
USB500P9 8 Ply Sturdy Board 9x12 P500 $6.00 $7.50
USB320P11 8 Ply Sturdy Board 11x14 P320 $8.00 $10.00
USB400P11 8 Ply Sturdy Board 11x14 P400 $8.00 $10.00
USB500P11 8 Ply Sturdy Board 11x14 P500 $8.00 $10.00
USB320P126 8 Ply Sturdy Board 12x16 P320 $9.50 $12.00
USB400P126 8 Ply Sturdy Board 12x16 P400 $9.50 $12.00
USB500P126 8 Ply Sturdy Board 12x16 P500 $9.50 $12.00

 

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SENNELIER PROMO - FREE SHIPPING!
 

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SENNELIER SOFT PASTELS BEST SELLING SETS
AT 50% OFF RETAIL + FREE SHIPPING

Purchase either the 80 half stick Plein Air set or the 120 half stick paris set and recieve a free La Carte sample pack ($27.75 value) - Six assorted colors in 9"x12" sheets. Plus, get FREE SHIPPING.

Offer not available on expedited orders. International customers will recieve a $9.95 discount on actual shipping costs. Offer expires 9/30/14

 
 
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PLEINVALUE 80 Plein Air Half Sticks + Paper $105.98 $211.95
PARISVALUE 120 Paris Half Sticks + Paper $148.47 $269.95

 

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NEW! SCHMINCKE HALF STICK SET
 

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NEW! SCHMINCKE 50 PIECE HALF STICK SET

A New Half Stick set from Schmincke with 50 general assortment colors. This set is a great introduction to the German made, professional, ultra-soft Schmincke pastels!

Click here to go to Schmincke page for more information

 
 
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SHSHALF50 Schmincke 50 Half Stick Set $99.95 $155.95

 

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ART SPECTRUM SUPERTOOTH SALE!
 

 

ART SPECTRUM SUPERTOOTH
SUPER SALE ON PACKS - UP TO 50% OFF!

Origin: Australia
Colors: 1 (white)
Weight: 500gsm
Sheet: 9 3/4"x 12 1/2" Coated: 9" x 11 3/4"
Sheet: 19 1/2" x 27 3/4" Coated: 18 1/2" x 26 3/4"
Sheet: 27 3/4" x 39 1/4" Coated: 26 3/4" x 38 1/4"

Art Spectrum Supertooth is a great alternative for pastel painters who want to under-paint with water base or any other media and desire both a WHITE paper and aggressive TOOTH!

Supertooth is produced on an archival, acid-free, heavyweight (500 gsm/250 lb) watercolor paper that accommodates under-painting in any medium and substantially eliminates buckling. The surface coating is a specially formulated clear acrylic primer mixed with silica particles that is 50% grittier than the standard Art Spectrum Colourfix Papers for extra hold of multiple layers!

9”x12” size is available in a pack of 10. Full sheet sizes are in packs of 5.

Click here to go to Supertooth page for single sheet pricing.

 
 
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SUPER9PK Supertooth 9 3/4"x12 1/2" 10pack $23.48 $46.95
SUPER20PK Supertooth 19 1/2"x27 3/4" 5pack $43.48 $86.95
SUPER28PK Supertooth 27 3/4"x39 1/4" 5pack $84.48 $168.95

 

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RE-INTRODUCING BRUYNZEEL PASTEL PENCILS
 

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BRUYNZEEL PASTEL PENCIL

Origin: Holland
Colors: 48
Size: 5/16" x 7"

Re-introducing Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils from Holland - now with 48 colors! Bruynzeel is a superior quality pastel pencil with a perfectly coordinated color range.

The 3.8mm color core is made from high-quality pigments, for softness and ease of color transfer. Sets are available in three sizes and packaged in unique, cushioned boxes with drawers.

Individual Pencils will be available soon!

 

 
 
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BZPASST12 Bruynzeel Pencil 12 Assorted $27.95 $34.95
BZPASST24 Bruynzeel Pencil 24 Assorted $54.95 $69.95
BZPASST48 Bruynzeel Pencil 48 Assorted $99.95 $139.95

 

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NEW DARK SET FROM REMBRANDT!
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15 NEW DARK COLORS!

Rembrandt introduces 15 NEW, exclusive Rembrandt Soft Pastels in dark colors, developed with Professional Artists. The 15 new shades expand existing colors in the line with a (.2) designation. The colors remain clear and discernable, while adding depth and richness with the darker value.

The new darks are: Yellow Ochre 227.2, Orange 235.2, Permanent Red 372.2, Red Violet 545.2, Violet 536.2, Blue Violet 548.2, Ultramarine Deep 506.2, Prussian Blue 508.2, Turquoise 522.2, Blue Green 640.2, Cinnabar Green 627.2, Olive Green 620.2, Raw Sienna 234.2, Raw Umber 408.2 and Indian Red 347.2. Individual colors will be available to order soon!

Box size: 3 3/4" x 10 1/2" x 1"

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RBSDARK15 15 Darks $49.95 $70.65
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REMBRANDT SPECIAL EDITION 40 DARK HALF STICKS
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REMBRANDT SPECIAL EDITION 40 DARK
HALF STICKS

This Half Stick selection from Rembrandt contains all 15 NEW DARK colors (.2) and 25 of the darkest values (.3) from the existing line. A great addition to any pastel selection of rich, medium soft darks!

Box size: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 1"


 

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RBSHALF40 40 Half Stick Darks $64.95 $90.00
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REMBRANDT PASTELS: NEW 120 HALF STICK SET!
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REMBRANDT PASTELS: NEW 120 HALF STICK SET!

Half stick sets are a great way to get a broad color selection for an affordable price. The NEW 120 Half Set from Rembrandt is selected from their existing range of 203 colors (the NEW DARKS are not included) - more than half the entire line! This is a beautiful, comprehensive, compact and functional set.

Box size: 14 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 1"

 

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RBSHALF120 120 Half Sticks $149.95 $240.00
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NEW PASTEL PENCIL SETS FROM CARAN d'ACHE!
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CARAN D'ACHE PASTEL PENCIL
NEW PENCIL ONLY SETS!

Origin: Switzerland
Colors: 84
Size: 5/16" x 7"

Caran d'Ache has expanded its offerings of premium color products by developing a dry pastel pencil line. This superior pencil has an exceptionally velvety feel, large durable 4.7mm lead, hexagonal shaped cedar wood casing and a matt color cap that matches the lead color. The 84 colors (which is the largest pencil selection now available) are highly lightfast, pure of shade, water-soluble and utilize ultra-fine pigments. European quality made to the highest SWISS MADE standard!

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CDPASST12 12 Assorted Pencils $44.95 $55.20
CDPASST20 20 Assorted Pencils $74.95 $92.00
CDPASST40 40 Assorted Pencils $149.95 $184.00
CDPWOOD84 84 Deluxe Wood Set $350.00 $500.00
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CARAN D'ACHE PENCIL & CUBE SETS
 

The sets below contain Pastel Pencils and a matching color Pastel Cube (square stick).

 
 
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CDPRETOU6 Retouche 6 Pencil/Cube $38.95 $51.00
CDPINIT12 Initiation 12 Pencil/Cube $67.95 $85.75
CDPORT20 Portrait 20 Pencil/Cube $109.95 $144.00
CDPLAND20 Landscape 20 Pencil/Cube $109.95 $144.00

 

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NEW PASTELS FROM CARAN D'ACHE
 

CARAN D'ACHE PASTEL CUBE
Origin: Switzerland
Colors: 84
Size: 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Caran d'Ache has expanded its offerings of premium color products by developing a dry pastel line to match its new Pastel Pencil. This superior pastel (cube) has a particularly velvety feel for a hard pastel and is useful both on its side for broad areas and its corners for delicate line work. The 84 colors are highly lightfast, pure of shade, water-soluble and utilize ultra-fine pigments. The color selection is particularly unique for a hard pastel with a more thoughtful selection of muted tones, mixed tones, range of browns and flesh tones. Exceptional quality made to the highest SWISS MADE standard!

*Pastel Cubes are available in 14 beautiful six-color groupings.

 
 
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CDSLIGHT1 LIGHT #1 $18.95 $22.00
CDSSUN2 SUNFLOWER #2 $18.95 $22.00
CDSRED3 RED BERRIES #3 $18.95 $22.00
CDSAUBER4 AUBERGINE #4 $18.95 $22.00
CDSMORN5 MORNING DEW #5 $18.95 $22.00
CDSOCEAN6 OCEAN #6 $18.95 $22.00
CDSMEAD7 MEADOW #7 $18.95 $22.00
CDSFOREST8 FOREST #8 $18.95 $22.00
CDSALMOND9 ALMOND #9 $18.95 $22.00
CDSKIN10 SKIN TONES #10 $18.95 $22.00
CDSAND11 SAND #11 $18.95 $22.00
CDSCOR12 SCORCHED EARTH #12 $18.95 $22.00
CDSSHAD13 SHADOW #13 $18.95 $22.00
CDSDARK14 DARKNESS #14 $18.95 $22.00
CDSFULL84 All 14 Cube 6 pks $239.95 $308.00

 

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PAN PASTEL NEW METALLIC COLORS!
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PanPastel Colors are genuine artist quality pastels that are highly pigmented, have excellent lightfast ratings and are uniquely packaged in a pan format. The unique manufacturing process requires minimal binder and fillers and results in an ultra soft low dust formulation. They are completely compatible with all soft pastels and pastel painting techniques! PanPastel can be applied like paint and are not as pressure sensitive as pastel sticks.

The new metallic colors can be mixed with any of the 80 original PanPastel colors.

Metallics Kit Includes:

  • 6 Metallic Colors
  • 1 Palette Tray & Cover
  • 1 Sofft Painting Knife
  • 2 Sofft Knife Covers
  • 1 Sofft Sponge Bar
  • 1 Sofft Angle Slice Sponge

See More PanPastels Here

 

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PANPASTEL80 80 Complete Set w/ Trays $329.95   $499.00
PANMETAL1 Gold, Lt. Gold, Bronze $14.95   $19.99
PANMETAL2 Silver, Pewter, Copper $14.95   $19.99
PANMETAL3 All Six Metallics $28.95   $39.99
PANMETKIT Metallics Kit $37.95   $49.99
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NEW SETS FROM PANPASTELS
 

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SIX NEW INTRODUCTORY SETS!

These new sets are perfect for first-time users to begin exploring the creative techniques possible with PanPastel for painting, drawing & mixed media. Packaging includes basic tips / instructions for using PanPastel.
PanPastel Colors are ultra-fine artist's quality soft pastel colors in a unique pan format.

The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint. They are low dust for a cleaner working environment and are highly pigmented for rich, pure colors. Use for complete pastel work, pastel under painting and in conjunction with all other soft pastels. Compatible and for use with other painting and drawing mediums as well for mixed media work.

Includes: ($65 value if purchased separately!)
7 PanPastel Colors
1 Palette Tray & Cover
1 Sofft Painting Knife
2 Sofft Knife Covers
1 Sofft Sponge Bar
1 Sofft Angle Slice Sponge

See More PanPastels Here

 
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PANSKETCH7 PanPastel 7 Sketch & Tone $37.95   $49.99
PANLAND7 PanPastel 7 Landscape $37.95   $49.99
PANPORT7 PanPastel 7 Portrait $37.95   $49.99
PANBASIC7 PanPastel 7 Basic $37.95   $49.99
PANMIX7-1 PanPastel 7 Mixed Media 1 $37.95   $49.99
PANMIX7-2 PanPastel 7 Mixed Media 2 $37.95   $49.99

 

 
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