Oil Pastel Glass Part 1

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Learn how to create the illusion of glass and transparency in this two-part series on drawing with oil pastels. Layer colors and manipulate oil pastels to create a convincing illusion. Every step of the process is clearly demonstrated and explained in this two hour series of lessons.

  • Oil Pastels
  • Canson Mi Teintes Pastel Paper (toned)


Oil Pastel Glass Part 1 — 6 Comments

  1. Very interesting! It’s a whole new way for me to consider using oil pastels. The approach I was taught was to lightly apply the pastel and then use a product like Gamsol or Turpenoid on a brush to “paint” by thinning and spreading the pigment. Have you used that method? I’d love to hear more about it.

    • Hi Dorothy,

      Thanks for your comment! Yes, I have used solvent to break down the oil pastels. Every artist will approach media differently. I typically like to layer oil pastels heavily, almost as if using dried sticks of paint. It’s important to consider that the “right way” is the way that produces a result that you’re happy with. We may look at using solvent with the oil pastels in a later video.

  2. I enjoyed this lesson I use soft pastels and want to paint a still life of green mason jars and green bottles, do you have any lessons that will help me?

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