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Old 04-08-2010, 07:11 AM
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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

That they should, Carley. I have yet to see a show with the "other" category. None around here. They lump pastels and drawing together a lot. I think mostly because they don't get many entries in either category so want to be sure and have enough.

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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

I called and asked the show people when I was entering mine this week as they had no category for Oil Pastels. They told me to enter either into Pastels (which I did) or Other.
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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

Isn't it about time pastels are recognized as a medium by themselves? I can understand pastels being considered a drawing medium if most of the paper surface has not been colored over or if the pastel was used for sketching. When a surface is covered in color or medium and because of the variety of techniques used like blending and layering it becomes a painting. I think the biggest issue with catagorizing pastel as a class by itself is in the lack of numbers. As I see things over in the soft pastel forum it is one of the most involved forums on the WC. The two pastel mediums combined are out numbered in posts and threads by only one other medium, watercolor. The popularity seems to be there just more spread out across the world. If you look up the definition in Websters dictionary it would seem that pastels could be catagorized as painting or drawing, depending on how the medium is applied. IMO pastels should have a catagory to themselves... maybe someday?
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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

It would be great if they had their own category. I do know it wouldn't fly around here as there are VERY few oil pastel artists in this area. Yes I call my work a painting and I know many others who do especially the soft pastel artists. Like you say....maybe someday...

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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

I am very new to oil pastels. Very. In fact I've only finished one piece. Several attempts to figure them out though. I bought a set of Sennelier, and Richeson's "Jackson". both are buttery. I, as a rule, use soft pastels. I love them. I get lost in the action of the physical touch of the stick on the sanded paper. I truly want to get into the oil pastels as well. I need guidance. Where should I go to get some feedback on substrate, techniques etc. Any suggestions.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

Welcome to the OP forum, dgodlove..... There is quite a bit of information in our library which you can find at this link.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/foru...prune=-1&f=394
Hope this helps. Also there is much info in our regular studio forum.

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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

I'm on the fence when it comes to deciding whether soft / hard / oil pastel work is "painting" or drawing". I feel the oil pastel work is painting (it just doesn't drip or need a brush), but that soft / hard pastel is "drawing" because it doesn't have a wet property. Yet .... any of the pastel stuff looks a lot more painterly than sketchy.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:22 AM
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Re: What category do oil pastels belong in?

Well, it is definitely not an oil painting, even though I would say that an OP is a painting. Most of the shows around have a category drawing/pastel and that is usually where I put my OPs.

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