Find chalk pastels too fiddly and far too messy? Then oil pastels could be for you.
Oil pastels have all the fantastic qualities of oil paint; the quality and vibrancy of colour, the mixability and beauty of thickly applied tone with the controllability of other pastels and charcoal. They are like high-quality, beautifully creamy, wax crayons. You know, like the ones you used in school? The quality of the end result is far closer to a painting than anything else. In fact, a well created oil pastel composition can be almost indistinguishable from an oil painting.
These benefits come without the mess and dust of other more chalk based pastels, which are much more fragile and can be quite messy. You can create beautiful works with both the pastel and your finger in mixing zones of colour without completely covering your fingers in colours.
We stock the beautiful, creamy Van Gogh oil pastels which have the same fantastic brilliance of colour that the entire or range of Van Gogh paints carry, a hallmark of quality. We also sell them individually to give you the choice to cherry pick your vibrant, rich oil colours.
We also stock Panda oil pastels, by Talens. They are cost efficient and come in packs of 12 or 24 and are great for getting started in oil pastels or oil based mediums in general. And because their part of the Talens family, you can count on the quality.