Welcome to OilPastelTechniques.com. My name is Eric and I created this site to discuss oil pastels, techniques for using oil pastels, and any tips, tricks and different styles you can use with your drawings and paintings in oil pastels.
Quick bio about me, I am an artist and was introduced to oil pastels in art school in 2009. It was in a drawing class, and I honestly wasn’t excited about learning to use oil pastels at first. But after our first couple assignments, I realized the potential of using oil pastels and fell in love with them!
Oil pastels are versatile, quick to use, and I find them very enjoyable to work with. My personal favorite brand is Sennelier Oil Pastels.
Now that I am more established in creating oil pastels art, I often am asked about various oil pastel techniques people can use for their own artwork.
I realize there are many techniques and tips, and while there are a few good websites out there explaining different oil pastels styles and techniques, I haven’t seen any one site yet that talks about only techniques using oil pastels. I’m hopeful this website can be your go-to resource for everything related to oil pastels.
The Oil Pastel Techniques to be discussed here will include blending, scumbling, both wet and dry techniques, different styles like impressionist or realist – you name it!
If anyone has a suggestion or question or a new method they would like to see discussed, just ask and I will see what I can do to create an article based on that suggestion.
I am available on Facebook at Facebook.com/OilPastelsArtist
I look forward to creating the absolute best resource on the internet for oil pastel techniques, tips, and tricks.
A good place to get started is to check out either of the following popular articles:
Beginners Guide to Oil Pastels
Oil Pastels Brands Comparison
Best Paper for Oil Pastels
Or, head to the Oil Pastels Store I set up featuring useful art supplies that every oil pastels artists should consider having.
Happy oil pasteling! 🙂
With best regards! Eric