Oil pastels can be a tricky medium to master. They are similar to pastels and wax crayons only they use oil and wax as a binder. The binder in oil pastels does not cure like traditional oils so your layers of oil pastel will never full dry and although they do not smudge as easily as soft pastels, they still need to be protected by glass or varnish. When purchasing oil pastels, it is a good idea to invest in artist quality. The artist quality pastels have a higher pigment content and are creamier. They also go on the support more smoothly and are easier to blend. These properties will come in more handy when painting, especially when doing landscapes as in the video tutorial below. I do hope you enjoy this demonstration!
Enjoy this free step by step oil pastel landscape painting tutorial from Madhubala Arts. Visit her youtube channel here for more free demonstrations like this one.