A new revelation: I enjoy working in oil pastels. They are almost like a glorified crayon, which bring back so many memories from my childhood.
Oil pastels are so easy to work with and easily manipulated to achieve whatever aesthetic you were hoping to go for. They are so not an intimidating medium and something I believe everyone can use. The colors are vibrant, concentrated and flexible. Using different color papers and backgrounds lends to experimentation with negative space and the colors look different on the various shades, giving a different outcome with each attempt.
The best part is – it is easy for me to get lost in the work and color away – the best kind of therapy!