Nori,Mo and Dyin woooee thanks for your comments one and all i will take them into account when i start tweaking
Mo my first ones were w.h.smiths own cheap and cheerful and just couldn't use them,these feel good to use and they have kicked started me out of the doldrums iv'e been in lately, the linseed oil was just an experiment and i was prepared to ruin my painting just to see what would happen so i was very sparing in my application,Dyin the colours didn't run but you could brush one colour over another and blend easier,i just lightly touched the surface it's a little sticky but seems to be drying out ok
Dyin,everthing in moderation too much of anything is not good for you
:evil especilly when you get to my age.
PS,i guess you were all too polite to mention the hairy chest she has,i only noticed after i had posted
i will change that too
Nori,dont be afraid buy some oil pastels and go for it,dont buy the cheapies tho i did 2 years ago and my first efforts went into the bin it was Mo's magnificent painting of grace that convinced me to try again and i'm now glad that iv'e tried again,so now i can do both,dont go over board tho and buy the most expensive ones try out a mid range set of say 12 or 24 colours