Oil Sticks or Oil Bars or Paintsticks are all pretty much the same. Oil Sticks are oil paint in a stick form with a little of wax. They come in three shapes small, medium and large. R&F Pigment Sticks are the absolutely best you can buy. The colors are so pure and so rich and the more you rub them on your canvas or board the juicier they get. you can blend one color into another, you can use a palette knife or a brush, anything you want to use you can. Using oil sticks after years of using colored pencils you can imagine I felt wild and wonderful. The first picture is a painting I did for my Aunt Irene when she died I started painting with my paintsticks and this painting emerged and I realized that there was a figure in the painting. I told my husband it was Irene's Journey to God. I truly loved my aunt very very much. The second painting is my interpretation of a sunrise. I just loved this painting. I like painting when I can express myself easily, without a struggle. Not all paintings flow out of me some I have to work very hard at. .Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday Dear Love.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.