About a year ago, I received a big box of Sennelier oil pastels. As far as oil pastels go, this is about the best. They were created for Picasso. They are this creamy soft type crayon that blends in rich colors. I was so happy to receive the gift, however, I’ve been a little intimidated to use them because I know that I don’t know how to use them properly.
The advantage is that they are perfect for using while traveling. I decided I would give them a try this week. I started with a black canvas board, a box of Sennelier oil pastels, a pencil, and a color shaper (rubber edged tool that allows for blending and scraping). I decided I was craving avocados, so that became my subject matter.
First I drew it out on my canvas with the pencil. Then I experimented with applying the base colors of the avocado and then blending them. I was able to create a fine line using my color shaper. I could etch in a peel scraping away some of the oil pastel and letting the black canvas come through.
I’m pretty happy with the result considering this was my first oil pastel. I love the creaminess of the Sennelier oil pastels. I can blend easily by using my finger. I was able to get the contrast that I hoped for. I look forward to doing more with them in the near future.