One of my favorite mediums (most likely do to quick results) that I have been experimenting a little with, primarily for use on paper. Oil pastels are a somewhat different than soft pastels because they do contain smaller amounts of linseed oil that can cause paper to decompose prematurely. They also don’t require as much “tooth” as soft pastels and can be lightly blended/smeared to make fine lines with a brush soaked in turpentine. A smaller piece I call “Eagle’s Haven” (ironically I didn’t see any in that exact location but they where nesting in the trees across the river) exorcising (more…)