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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...


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Reader Comments (4)

That photoshopped mandala, looks so rich and cool! It is such a neat tool!

07.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

I read the "common mistakes" article and couldn't stop laughing. The "making mud" part was pretty good, but the "self-taught" part was priceless! I'm not sure what struck me as so hilarious. Maybe it was the sincere tone. Maybe being warned about making mistakes makes me want to go out and make a bunch of them.

Regardless, love your blog and your work! Thank you for being so generous with both!

07.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Interesting about the brands- often true. . . . I am always partial to Oil pastels but love watercolor crayons better!!

Just back from vacation. Went to a lot of gallery's- saw wonderful things.
In one we saw paintings that were photo quality in realism and type of medium said pastels/watercolors I need to research it as they were very impressive. The pure watercolors and Monoprints took my true interest though.

07.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

What a pleasant surprise. I was directed here from Jeannine Peregrine's blog Four Rooms, only to find a reference to myself. It's a small internet world, after all :)

07.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

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