O is for Oil Pastel

I’m sitting here, really quite tired as it has been a busy day and I’m still not fully up to par. I want to write an exciting and inspiring post about one of my favourite media, oil pastels, but I’m really tired. So I might just show you some of my efforts using this wonderfully versatile medium.

Trust me, there will be plenty of further experiments on this blog in the future featuring oil pastels – I just can’t keep away from them, so hopefully one of those will be exciting and inspiring, when I’m firing on all thrusters.

And then check out the video at the bottom – totally not mine, but definitely showing what someone far more experienced can do with this fantastic medium.

Transparent lilyTransparent Lily, Oil pastel and acrylic gouache on watercolour paper, approx. 200 x 170 mm

Sunflower heartSunflower heart, oil pastel on canvas, approx. 210 x 210 mm.

And you can find my oil pastel experiments here!

And the video…

And now I will remove the folded washing from my bed and crawl under the covers. I hope your O was more inspiring than mine 😀

Best wishes,
(asleep on my feet)


6 responses to “O is for Oil Pastel”

  1. Wow, you make the creative art process look like so much fun. My last art class – well, I was a nervous wreck and the painting showed that. I hope you are teaching somewhere because you would be such an inspiration to students.

    1. Hi, Linda.

      Thank you for the compliment, but if you are referring to the video as mine, it is not. I am far from being that accomplished. You can find more of Tyler’s Art Shack on his YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/TylersArtShack?feature=watch He has some great online art tutorials, so go watch and be inspired 😀

      Best wishes,

  2. I have only had a brief flirtation with oil pastels so far but I did enjoy them.
    Another thing I need to keep playing with

    1. They are definitely great to play with and cheap. I’ve been using Micador Oil Pastels (Micador has a great online shop too http://www.micador.com.au ) and they are only about $20 for 48 sticks purchased from Big W. But their colours are brilliant. I’ve discovered that using them on canvas (from a pad not stretched) makes for a good substrate.


  3. These are absolutely beautiful. I’m very impressed.
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (about # 776 on A to Z list)

    1. Thanks and thanks for dropping by.

      Best wishes,