Venturing into a new medium -- Oil Pastels! Very interesting to see how they behave differently than soft/dry pastels. They are more like oil paint, although they do not dry completely, but keep a waxy softness that nevertheless hardens a bit.
I did my own interpretation of a reference photo provided by the oil pastellist Wendy Manning, following her teaching of how to make a watercolour underpainting and then gessoing it with a transparent acrylic medium for applying pastels on top. I must say I'm hooked, and I will continue to explore Oil Pastels, together with my usual soft pastels.