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Old 04-07-2010, 01:57 PM
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I've been following along this thread, but I guess I should join in the discussion. Unfortunately, I'm not using my oil sticks at the moment and am not sure I will for the foreseeable future (though who knows), but I do love them!

Lyta, good choices on colors! I do so love the yellow ochre and mars violet!!

As for the curing time, I would guess you'd want to wait for the fixative, but I'm sure putting oil pastel on top would be fine once it is touch-dry. Oil sticks cure as oil paintings do, which means they are touch-dry long before they are really "cured" in any real sense. (During oxidation of the oil, the oil paint/stick surface will move and shift, and you want to be sure you're not interfering with the drying process, as well, by putting a continuous layer of varnish/fixative on top which might interfere the oxidation process, which of course needs oxygen.)

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i have used OPs over my oil sticks after they have dried with good results. However, I still frame them under glass and one of the manufactureres of oil stidks suggested this also because there is some wax in the binder. Bill knows all the details about this and hopefully he will see this.
BTW, my OP class wants a demo of the oil sticks next time so in 2 weeks I might post it here.

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Oh, that would be great, Pat! I like demos.
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Indeed, thanks for the Mars excuse!

Do you know which pigment Mars Orange is? Sennelier has no colour by that name. Edit: Nevermind, found it. It's something along the lines of PY 42 and PR 101 too, and while I'm a bit confused because apparently it's both, it doesn't look like something I really need... *scratches head*


The following is a definition for Mars Pigments in general:

(inorganic chemistry) A group of five pigments produced when milk of lime is added to a ferrous sulfate solution, and the precipitate is calcined; color is controlled by calcination temperature to give yellow, orange, brown, red, or violet.

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http://www.answers.com/topic/mars-pigments

As with most "earth pigments" there is considerable variability in the pigments themselves whether due to manufacturing differences as here, or with those that are mined naturally with the location of the pigment's origin. In some cases the naturally obtained pigments may contain mixtures of chemical compounds rather than a single chemical component.

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I have been busy -- Really!! Here are two of my latest projects that I started with Shiva Oil Sticks, both on ColourFix paper....

Then there is my Macaw, he is a buddy for my egret

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Those are lovely, Linda! How did you do the details, like the tree trunk in the first painting? Colour Shaper?
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Nicely done, Linda. That tree is gorgeous. Nice bright color in the macaw.

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I LIKE the tree! The blossoms look as if the tree caught a spring thunderstorm in its boughs. It looks a little like something you'd find in a Xanth novel.

Good work!

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Linda, I love your flowering tree and your Macaw. They look so real, have such glorious depth. The Macaw looks like he's about to say something embarrassing, he's got a witty look in his eye! The distant cypresses behind the flowering tree help set it off beautifully.
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Hi Lyta, you are absolutely correct. I used a ColourShaper on the trunk. Left side is burnt umber, the middle is brick red, the right side has buff titanium, all moved around a little bit with a flat chisel (couldn't find the no#). Thanks to all for the comments.
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Hi All,

It has been awhile since anyone posted anything, so I decided to put on one of my Wips. I have been experimenting with Shiva Oil Sticks and Uart 400 sanded paper. Here is a tree that I'm working on.


The light isn't great tonight, as we have rain outside and the flash makes the oil very shiny. Any comments or corrections? let me know
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This is a great start Linda. Have you tried taking the picture without the flash?

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I couldn't believe my luck, I got a set of Sennelier 24 pastels for $27.00! Now, I have to find the guts to use them. It's a art pack rat thing.
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Wow that is a buy...Are they regular oil pastel or oil sticks?

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This is the box set. oil pastels.


I played around with them a bit last night and they are really cool, but my pictures looked like crap. I tried the egg plant picture and lets just say, that one went into the round bin. I couldn't even tell what it was. I also tried the poor red pepper. Looked like it had been grilled on the grill.
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