Yesterday you were introduced to oil pastels (OPs). Four manufacturers that I use were mentioned: Sennelier, Holbein, Neopastel, and Gallery-Mungyo. I’ve attached two photo’s at the bottom of this post for you to see what OPs look like.
All four manufacturers sell their OPs either as a set or as individual sticks. Below are two photos, the first is a Sennelier set I received to use for landscape paintings. The next photo shows some Op sticks representing all four brands, as mentioned above. The Sennelier OPs are in the upper-left corner, Holbein OP is in the upper-right, Neopastel OP is in the lower-left and Gallery-Mungyo is in the lower-right.
OPs can be tacky (sticky in some cases) and when used can leave paint on your hands (we’ll discuss how to care and paint with Ops in a future post). Some artists take off the paper wrapping when painting, others don’t. Still other artists just snap off a piece to paint with. See the Cerulean Blue Holbein below, I snapped this small piece off when I was painting a sky in an ocean scene.
Have you ever painted with oil pastels? Have you used OPs from any of the manufacturers mentioned above?