It’s official. The more waxy pastels are the real thing, not the ones I used in the Lorikeet. What those were, I don’t know except that they were sold to me as oil pastels. They weren’t dusty but they did throw a sediment which slid floorwards.
To pastures new ….
The book, ” A Beginner’s guide to Painting with Oil Pastels” is highly informative and very easy to follow. I don’t know how far I’m going with this medium. The list of possible additional materials and tools numbers 23! Nor do I know if they will dent my love affair with soft pastels – somewhat unlikely, I should think.
A quick glance through the book told me what I know from other art materials. There are varying degrees of quality in the pastels themselves. Tim Fisher, the author, uses Sennelier (hurrah, that’s what I bought) which are more malleable. The good news is that the pastels work on most surfaces – including plywood, canvas and aluminium panels – but Tim prefers Framers mount board.
However, before I launch into this new medium, I must answer the call from “In the sunshine” and re-visit the south of France.