View Full Version : Oil Pastel Instruction Books??

02-24-2002, 12:16 PM
I've recently as of last night I began seriously working with oil pastel. I tried it in the past but it looked like crayon. Then last night I made the discovery that colors can be layered and blended! I'm very excited by this discovery. Which I'm sure is'nt news to you guys. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone knew of books that covered working with oil pastels. As I'm not sure if I'm doing things correctly. I've been by the Oil Pastel Association's website but there is woefully not one iota of information on how to work with the media.
Thanks in advance for your help. :)

02-24-2002, 02:21 PM
Gj I just bought some pastels today. I'm going to be in the same boat as you. I haven't checked the web yet for info. Good luck.

02-25-2002, 07:38 PM
The Pastel Book by Bill Creevy has a chapter on oils.
I'm intrigued by the possibilities of oil pastels as well. Keep on posting! :D

02-26-2002, 11:25 AM
I don't know of any specific books, but the Walter Foster general pastel book (not "Painting with Pastels" by DeMille) covers oils and the drawing and painting series by Stan Smith (Chartwell books I believe) covers the medium as well.