Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Water-Soluble Oil Pastels Revisited

OK, so I tried the Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels again, inspired by iHanna, who kindly commented and gave me a link to her demonstration. Check it out. She uses the oil pastels on un-primed paper, then coats it with acrylic medium when dry. I did a variation on that by brushing on a tiny bit of gesso, just here and there, on the page before playing with the oil pastels. Then, after brushing on some water, I scraped the color around with a credit card, my favorite art supply. Here is a detail of the above.
And here is another page in this ongoing sketchbook:
On another topic: I'm gearing up for my Color and Composition class, "Creative Beginnings", which is on Friday. I got my supplies together this afternoon and wrote the hand-out. Here are a few paints I'm bringing:
These Blick matte acrylic craft paints are not as bright as I'd like, so I'll be sharing my Goldens for color mixing. I use a lot of craft paints along with my Goldens in Scribble Collage. Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

  1. I love this Jane, Did you add the glaze and paint over it like Hanna did?

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  2. Love those pages. Wants to make me pull out my oil pastels and try working with them again.

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  3. love the work you have done and thats for sharing the link about the pastelsxlynda

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  4. Hi Jane,
    I love your work!
    Be careful about using anything oil based on unprimed surfaces. Anything with oil in it should have a dry base coat down of gesso before working on it as over time, the oil may eat through the paper...

    These are gorgeous!

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  5. Hey, these came out great and vibrant. Now, what do you think of the Portfolios?

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