My husband bought me some new art supplies this year, way to go Mitch! One of the items is oil pastels and I’ve used them creating this oil pastel pottery or vase painting. I have created two other vases in the past one in charcoal below left, and one is soft pastels below right. I choose to do this vase because it is sort of a way for me to warm-up or to introduce myself to a new product that I’m not very familiar with. It gives me a chance to practice shadows and light and to see how the colors blend with each other, which I was well pleased.
Created with oil pastels.
Below are the two other vases I’ve done in the past.
In 1947 Picasso, who for many years had been unable to procure oil pastels because of the war conditions, convinced Henri Sennelier, a French manufacturer who specialised in high quality art products, to develop a fine arts version. In 1949 Sennelier produced the first oil pastels intended for professionals and experienced artists. These were superior in wax viscosity, texture and pigment quality and capable of producing more consistent and attractive work