Years ago, when I was first beginning to explore different artistic mediums, I was thrilled to discover oil pastels. Why? Because I didn’t have much money to spend and they were cheap compared to all the other art supplies at the store. I bought a big box and couldn’t wait to get home and start working with them.
My enthusiasm was short lived.
When I tried to work with them, I quickly became frustrated. They were impossible to blend, gummy, and generally a pain.
If you’ve ever experienced this frustration, you know what I’m talking about. Check out today’s Super-Short Art Tip for some suggestions on how to reduce your frustration and actually have some fun with oil pastels.
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