technique: By using a solvent turpentine and linseed oil) with oil pastels, one can achieve results similar to painting without actually using brushes and paints. Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend colors. Good way to use up old pastel stubs.
Fayum mummy portrait - These very individual portraits arose in the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society of Roman Egypt. Most are painted in an elaborate encaustic technique [pigments were mixed into beeswax, along with egg, resin, and/or linseed oil]
Our radiant Natural Earth pigments in individual 3 oz. Each packet makes the equivalent of one medium-sized tube of professional oil paint when mixed with walnut or linseed oil. "Mayan Red" and "Mayan Turquoise" now available!