Beginning Oil Pastel

Beginning Oil Pastel

Oil pastels are probably the most misunderstood and underappreciated medium there is. When you say “oil pastels” to most artists, they think “crayons” because their first exposure to them is with a student grade version. Misconceptions and bad first experiences abound. The truth is:
• Oil pastels are not geared for the standard “painter”
• Oil pastels are dynamic, vivid, versatile and extremely forgiving.
• Oil Pastel offers a versatility not seen in standard oil and acrylic paint.
• They will expand your range of artistic expression.
The medium is geared for those who love to work with their hands. You mush, squash, push and blend with your fingertips. You apply, texture, carve, scrape and cut away with your palette knife.
This workshop will teach you three basic techniques for creating everything from lush landscapes to eye-popping abstracts. By the end of the course, you may even drop oil and acrylic paints altogether and join the growing number of converts to this wonderful medium. www.turneronlinegallery.com