Oil pastels don’t seem to be popular and I’m not sure why. I bought a selection a couple of years ago and had some success with them but they’ve remained in the art cupboard since then until this week when I thought I’d revisit the medium. I like them! I’ve never really worked with oils (take too long to dry / nowhere to leave them / smelly) but I’ve always envied the richness of colour you get with them. So working with oil pastels seemed an alternative worth exploring.
I’m still finding my way with them and am excited at the possibilities of where this will take me. Here’s what I’ve finished today (well, I think it’s finished . . . lol !). The photos I take never seem to render the colour properly but it’ll give you some idea.