Gooey Oil Pastels

I’ve been mixing lots different media this year, which has really added to the experience of doing mark making. One that I really like is oil pastel. I remember when I was a kid, I loooved to use oil pastel. I’m not sure if it was because it was messy or you could smudge it, but I have distinct memories of my elementary school art teacher showing me how to blend them on the paper. 

I am really loving the sennelier oil pastel brand because the have just the right amount of gooey feel. So when you look close, the media is sitting on top of the paper and it feels very tactile. Here is a great video of these pastels in action. My dream to have a big box of these with every colour.

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