oil pastels

For my high school graduation (way back when), my sister gave me a box of Guitar oil pastels.  One hundred twenty half sticks of glorious hues and I had no idea what to do with them.  Time passed, decades really, and I found myself going to Vail for a few days with nothing to do. I didn’t want to pack a lot of gear, so I grabbed that box of oil pastels.   I discovered that I really loved the medium and spent more and more time with it.  The intense colors, the texture, the ability to work it; beckoned me.  I hope you enjoy some of these works in the gallery below,  Please check back from time to time, I’ll be gradually adding additional pieces.  Be sure to click the  enlarge icon as some of the images may be cropped.