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Gita

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on: August 10, 2016, 10:06:20 AM
I had a set of oil pastels lying around. Just wanted to see how this works and how different it is from soft pastels.
It´s so completey different than soft pastels. Does not powder, but cannot smear. So different.... . Any opinion is good for me!


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Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 10:30:07 AM
Gita

I love your adventurous spirit.  You seem to enjoy trying new things.

I think you did well although I have no experience with oil pastels to be a credible judge.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 12:37:43 PM
Looks good, Gita! O0 O0 If Apollo is in Sparta, where's Leonidas? ;)

I know nothing about pastels. Which is easier to work with? Oil or the chalky type?
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Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 12:51:46 PM
Hi Gita  :wave: Yes they are totally different to the soft chalk pastels Dennis is teaching.

I have limited experience with oil pastels, somewhat disastrous to tell the truth.  :whistle: Perhaps I'll expand on that adventure at some later time.  :eyesclosed:

You've managed quite well with them, they are normally used with a thinner (mineral spirits etc.) such as with oil paints. I tend to think of oil pastels as oil paints in stick form. If you go to you tube and search how to paint with oil pastels I would think you'll find lots of information there.
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Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 02:51:42 AM
Sorry, Steve. This needs explanation. This is a statue of Apollo in little Sparta, a mythological garden in Lenark, Scotland.
http://thegallopinggardener.blogspot.de/2012/08/little-sparta-scotlands-modern.html

Well, I find soft pastels a little dusty and I have a stuffed nose after using it. But they produce such brilliant colours! I found it a bit difficult with oil pastels. I could not mix and merge colours. But my Hands and nose were clean  ;D

Val, I agree, I do have to get some input through you tube. 
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Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 04:29:26 AM
Gita, thanks for your opinion on pastels.

I guess my attempt at humor in asking where Leonidas was crashed and burned! I thought the wink ;) would tip you off.
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Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 09:24:23 PM
Oh, I missed the humour.  :D
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Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 06:05:34 PM
Steve, Steve  :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016, 11:18:32 PM
Gita, I agree. Oil pastels difficult to use. I have tried without success. Keep going. Sometime soon you'll be able to tell us all how to use them.


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Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016, 03:22:03 AM
Thankyou Elisabeth for having so much of confidence in me. I did not use them again since there are so many other mediums to play with! Maybe you should start with it first :smitten:
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Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 01:05:22 AM
Oh no!  Your first attempt was much better than mine.


 

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