Oil pastels are created from ground pigment with oil as the binder. Oil pastels have the same variation in textures that soft pastels do. Some oil pastels are a little smoother than others, some tacky, and some are stiffer. Oil pastels can be blended and thinned with brushes that are wet with mineral spirits or thinners. Oil pastels are a great tool for artists to work out painting ideas in their heads before diving into a canvas.
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A Simple Plein Air Oil Painting Set Up
When I began painting landscapes again, I wanted a minimal plein air oil painting kit that I could grab and go that wouldn't take forever to set up. Here's my simple plein air oil painting equipment list: