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Let’s start with art

Part 12 Linda Birch discusses how to draw and paint with oil pastels – and use them as part of mixed-media paintings


How to use oil pastels

Useful materials to try with them


Oil pastels can rescue a watercolour that appears flat and colourless. The result will become mixed media with watercolour underneath and oil pastel added to spark up the painting. I used oil pastel to add more drama to Storm over Whinlatter (below) by sharpening some of the tones, and softening the effect of the rain mist

Storm over Whinlatter, watercolour on 300lb NOT watercolour paper, 9x12in. (23x31cm)
Storm over Whinlatter, watercolour and oil pastel on NOT watercolour paper, 9x12in. (23x31cm). Oil pastel was added to enhance definition and atmosphere.
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Every month Leisure Painter is packed with practical advice, tutorials and demonstrations aimed at developing the skills and confidence of beginners and amateur painters. We begin this issue with David Bellamy , who talks about travelling and painting – and the inspiration behind some of his iconic scenes. There are painting projects in line and wash, watercolour, pastels, oils and acrylics, from landscapes and still lifes to flowers, animals, buildings and more. Pick up tips on developing successful compositions, working with essential brushes, colour mixing and painting sunsets, and be inspired to use your ideas for producing mugs, cards and and other practical items. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.