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December 07, 2010



Some very useful techniques there. I like the impetus to combining media and add things like turpentine. Using grafitti techniques withthe penny nail and pencil is also useful.

I'm not very familiar or confident with using oil pastels but recently I watched a skilled artist use an iron and toughened glass surface to alter the consistency of her oil pastel work. She also heated the pastels and used them blended to make an interesting background.


I've always loved working with oil pastels. You hardly hear anything about them anymore. I'm happy to learn of this book and some new techniques to try. Thank you.

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