The following week, were introduced to oil pastels by Liz. This is a medium which though I have tried, I have never had much success. However Liz gave us a very thorough explanation of the various techniques to be used with this medium, and then again either choosing one of Liz's photos or a reproduction from the Whistler's on show we got down to producing our own works.
The third week we could either work on the same painting if not finished, or start a new work. I chose to work from a photo in the exhibition, which Liz kindly obtained and blew up to a workable size. This larger painting took much longer, and I continued with it for the third week.
I enjoyed this course very much, and hope to get more practise with oil pastels, which I found very workable, and rather less messy than regular pastels. Liz advised me not to use Sennelier, which she said were rather greasy, but to concentrate on Caran D'Ache, which is the make we used on the course.