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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oil Pastel Drawings

Hi all! I hope you are having a great week so far.  It has been nice and hot out here in California but it doesn't seem to be so bad as summer heat. So I am sending some heat to all you folk in cold places.

Ron had got me some oil pastels a few years ago. I never worked with them or even knew what to do. I played around with them and wasn't impressed so I left them at my mom's.  Then recently I saw Donna Downey using some on her Wednesday Inspiration video. So I went to mom's and got my pastel and started working with them.  It is sort of fun to blend the colors around. They look  like crayon but creamier. I also watched another lady teach a basic video on how to use them.

So the pear and apple is from her lesson. It didn't come out so bad.

Then, I tried some flowers. I am not using the correct paper but it is OK since I am experimenting.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed these fun pastel pictures. I do prefer watercolors but it was fun trying something new. Have a great week!


  1. Kelly, these practice efforts are so good. I'm thinking they will make the cutest cards or whatever you put them on. You are too clever!!Soon come

  2. Kelly, these are wonderful. You do so well with whichever medium you use. That means you have loads of talent. I'm glad you are trying out some new things. Be sure to keep posting them!!

  3. How fun is this? I wish I knew how to use pastels. It sure looks like fun!

  4. Hi Kelly - thanks for commenting on my blog! Those fruits are just lovely! They would be gorgeous for some Autumn cards

  5. It looks like a lot of fun to use those pastels. I might have to give it a try :)