An Itch to Scratch

I get an itch sometimes.  You know, like an itch to use multi-colored pens, or an itch to use thick paint, or an itch for abstraction.  This itch is for oil pastels…and I’m still scratching! So fun to glide the bold color on white paper. To rub the colors into each other. To watch a forested lane become a magical world of color!

Do you get these itches? Or is it just me?

0 thoughts on “An Itch to Scratch

  1. Caroline says:

    Oil pastels are great fun! I haven’t tried them with citrus turps yet, its supposed to give an oil painterly effect, but I love the water-soluble ones, as they blend so easily. I find mine in the little kids art section of department stores, but I have a sneaking suspicion its wasted on them; they should have an adults only rating? Scratch away and let the inner child out!

    • jenpedwards says:

      I haven’t tried any blenders with them. I think I just like the immediate raw color. My students seem to do them justice in their drawings with oil pastels! Wowee, the things they can do with these bright colored sticks is amazing. Thanks so much for visiting Caroline!

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thank you Elsie! It was definitely energizing to ME to use the pastels to draw with! It’s fun to switch it up sometimes. Thanks for taking the time to comment here!

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