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I am trying something new with oil pastels and mineral spirits. I am experimenting on a painting I had set aside, an acrylic painting of a lady, heavy with pumice and texture. I went at it with the pastels and then poured mineral spirits right on the canvas in big puddles. Then I took a large brush and just started going nuts on it. Using wide and narrow brushes, I like the way the oil melts into the puddles and becomes almost wavy.

 

I'm not sure where I'm going with it because I have never done this before but right now I'm digging it. Here's the painting in progress: