Curiosity + Oil Pastels (#2)
"Alice had got so much into the way
of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way
things to happen, that it seemed quite dull
and stupid for life to go on in the common way."
— Lewis Carroll
don't forget to play with your art (in photoshop)
More oil colors in the 5x8" moleskine (check out the first experiment in Curiosity + Oil Pastels). I used color shapers and white eraser to blend the circles, this time adding color in several layers, then blending, then a little color here and there.
Lots of potential experiments... shading with tortillons, trying oil pastels over gesso, or as a resist with watercolor or acrylic.
So it turns out that student and artist quality oil pastels are like turnips and mangoes; pentel is not a mango. I might order a handful of Sommeliers, because I'm really curious what they'd be like. I wonder if they are like butter...
- Greek Vases, a scratch art project for any age from Miss Julie's Art School uses oil pastel as a top layer to hide the color underneath before scratching out patterns
- 12 Common Mistakes That Pastelists Make (I think I made all of them, maybe this looks like overcooked veggies)
- Robyn in Boxes, a gridded oil pastel painting by Flickr artist robayre (this would be fun to try in paint)