Oil Pastels -a new look at colour.
Just lately, I have been using oil pastels on bainbridge board and I am burning lines into the paper. I can work quicker and the blending is interesting. Oil pastels are unique in that you have to mix and blend directly on the paper -you can't do it on a palette and then put it onto the canvas. And, once down, the pigment remains. So, I'm working in this new medium because it is so immediate -a far cry from the meticulous burning and painting I have been doing..
I will get back to my wood burning and fluid paintings when I have more time to work. I'm working through colour combinations and blendings with the pastels that I might like to use in the paintings. I am intrigued by the new medium and am interested to see where this will all go.