Tangerines…a Still Life

Niji Creative Collective

Hello everyone,

….Swarup here, sharing a still life composition with you all. I have used Niji oil pastels for my painting today.

Not all oil pastels are made alike. Although all of them are soft, very few are as buttery and creamy as these! They are simply a pleasure to work with!

If you are new to oil pastels and have never used them before, then you might find them a bit like oil paints, opaque and rich in color, with the same blending abilities.The way these are used are not very different than most dry mediums.  These blend easily, but when you layer colors, be careful and go slow. Blend as you go, either with your fingers, tortillions or silicone blenders.
Here is a step by step tutorial of my composition, but this is just scratching the surface of the oil pastel world, you can achieve some wonderful effects…

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