Oil Pastels Flower – “Valentine Rose”

More Oil Pastel Flowers! This oil pastels rose piece was done on 8.5 x 11 Canson Mi Tientes colored paper (black), using Sennelier oil pastels exclusively. This piece really all came together towards the end. It felt like it wasn’t going right until I got into the detail in the rose petals, and some of …

Oil Pastels Drawing – “Lazy Sunday”

This oil pastels drawing was submitted to The Daily Paintworks Challenge last week.  The challenge is now over but all the entries can be viewed here:  Daily Paintworks Challenge. I used all Sennelier Oil Pastels for this piece.  It is 6×8 inches on colored Canson Mi Tienes pastel paper. I had decided that the original …

“Homage to Diego Rivera”

This Oil Pastels drawing was done in my Drawing 2 class.  I enjoyed working on this one very much as I was able to try out a variety of oil pastel techniques.  Oil pastel art is different from other drawing mediums.  It isn’t quite like crayon or charcoal, yet it isn’t like painting with oils or …

How to use Oil Pastels

Drawing in Oil Pastels is awesome!  When drawing with oil pastels, you get many of the benefits of both painting in oil as well as drawing.  You get to experience mixing and use of colors, like you would with painting, but you also don’t have to put all your drawing skills to the side in …