When using oil pastels, we call it “painting” instead of coloring. Oil pastels are a hard paint, so to speak! Here is an introduction to painting with oil pastels:

Here is another video that shows how to blend your oil pastels. We use Portfolio oil pastels which works well for these blending techniques.

Finally, I want to show you a blending technique that I wasn’t able to find online in a short video….I guess I will have to make one!

This week’s assignments:

  • Technique Practice:
    • Create a color/blending chart in your sketchbook:
    • Leave enough margin to jot some notes about your blending
    • Leave enough space to jot the color and brand of which oil pastel you are using.
  • 7-8 grade: Romero Britto Assignment
  • 6th grade: Color Scheme project