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on: August 28, 2012, 05:46:04 AM
Ok....Did a dangerous thing the other day. We went shopping for some shoes and I found a package of oil pastels...   :eyesclosed:  not my fault! Lloyd pointed them out and I HAD to look....and they were a pack of Daler Rowney Simply Oil Pastels...with the AP sticker and everything. 25 of them in the pack. They were only
50 Quetzales (about $6) ... and the colours!   :faint:  I had to have them.   :heeha:

So...my only experience with oil pastels was eons ago, and not exactly what you would call a raging success.   :hang:  Will have to paper and tape the whole inside of the salon before I'm allowed to open them.   :P  Can't wait. So, I opened them...already have it on the keyboard and my teacup...and I barely touched them! Honest!   >:D

These are different from the ones I had before. My others were very creamy. These are quite a bit harder, but not like chalk. Anybody know what I'm supposed to do with these?   :confused:
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Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 06:27:39 AM
 :2funny:  We can't help ourselves, Val!!! There is just that need to know how to do it all!!!! If I could only focus on one art medium at a time, I might have half a chance to become good at something.  As it stands, I have so many interests I don't have time to do any ONE of them!!!!!!!
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Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 12:20:10 PM
I'm with you CB.  I can't just stick to one thing; and it certainly shows.  Val... you really crack me up :2funny: :2funny:  Now you know we can't stand suspense when it comes to art.   We're just like little kids waiting for  :santa:  If there's a package, we're going to peek in it.  My friend brought me some oil pastels that she picked up for a dollar at a resale shop.  I was so excited... but I don't know what to do with them either.  I keep thinking I will find the time to research some info  either here or somewhere.. but I can't get caught up to do that.  Just make sure you don't mess up that salon.. I can see your hubby coming after you :knuppel2: :knuppel2:.  Let me know when you do something with yours.. I think the shoe shopping was just an excuse to look for "artsy stuff".
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Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 02:50:55 PM
Ok guys... first off, this was the last place you'd expect to find anything artsy. When I'm talking 'shopping for shoes' you're actually hoping to fine anything resembling a Croc or a flip-flop! They're really big on cowboy boots here. Not good for the boat!   :nono:

Found these pastels in a super discount store that sells all sorts of 'damaged' goods that 'fell off the back of a truck'. You seldom see the same thing twice. Get the picture?   ^-^   :whistle:

Dennis did mention something about a pastel class at some point, so I just want to be ready...but I couldn't wait, had to open them...now I have a pretty colourful pair of shorts and the t-shirt's not bad either! The yellow and orange seem to have stained my nails a bit....   :think:

They have now been relegated to a storage box underneath the farthest locker under the forward berth. Probably safer there until we get a class......ya think?   ???
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Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 02:56:15 PM
Do they melt? :-\
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Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 02:59:16 PM
They don't seem to. They're still pretty solid....maybe I should go check.....       >:D 
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Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 03:18:30 PM
mine haven' melted...yet.
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Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 05:59:44 AM
Good find!
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Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 03:34:23 AM
I know this is an old topic but it might be helpfull


I also bought a few oil pastels mid last year, just to see what I could do with them. When you use mineral spirit (I used Zest-it) it will melt the oils into a painty-like-fluid. Amazing colors! I loved it.
Here is a picture, just used the oil pastel on WC paper

And this is the same work but with a brush of Mineral Spirit over it



And with the same technique I created this

My favorite colors ;-)
Enjoylife = Vivienne


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Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 04:05:11 AM
Enjoy, I truly enjoyed your work.  I don't know much about the pastels, but I did view a class and found it very interesting.  It's amazing to watch a work come to life.  I am certainly interested in learning more about it if I can squeeze it into my schedule sometime in the future.  I would love to see more of your work. Not sure if I have welcomed you before as there are getting to be so many members here it's hard to keep up.  So  :welcome:  anyway. Hope you'll find us a fun bunch!
 
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Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 04:44:46 AM
Lovely work...I liked vibrant color of your paintings :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 04:59:41 AM
'Enjoylife' .... love that!  ;D  I've never heard of using pastels like that....good thing I'm 3,000 miles away from mine ... I'm sure Lloyd is pleased on that front.  ;)
Your drawing/paintings look fabulous....I'll bet they have pastels at the art shop....wonder what colour my sister would like her cats?!  >:D   :whistle:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 05:09:28 AM
 ;D  Thank you all.


I also don't know much about pastel (oil or dry) and these 2 are the first try-outs and I loved doing it, before you know it you will be hooked on seeing the colors melting in such lovely way, so nice to experience and to see what is happening.


I found out that you can work like this with dry pastel too (even with water), although I haven't tried that myself. But sure I will ;) . So... give it a try :gl:
Vivienne
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Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 06:07:41 AM
 :thankyou: Vivienne for showing us what oil pastels can do. 

So many different media to have fun with! 

"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 07:43:03 AM
You're very welcome. That is what is so great about a forum: sharing and learning  :smart: (besides the fun of course)
Enjoylife = Vivienne


 

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