24″ x 30″ oil pigment sticks on panel, unframed
I’ve discovered some wonderful possibilities with free-flowing sketch lines using Oil Pigment Sticks. Embracing a trial and error process of navigating a new medium, I’ve toyed around with sketching, painting into, drag around and mushing to blend with a gloved finger. A rubber spatula easily wipes off any areas I’m not happy with or moves it around creating interesting patterns as it blends with other colours.
When I allow myself to be physically engaged in the process, I can feel the movement of the horse, the action of the legs, mane and tail. As the oil bar is dragged or pulled with a tool it leaves some texture behind, adding another dimension to areas of choice.