Oil pastel painting: Field of flowers

I love the vibrancy of oil pasel and the tactile experience of playing with them (most of my art is play/ exploration/ therapy/ relaxation).  For some of this painting I heated the crayon with my embossing heat gun to put on a mark with luscious, thick colour. Other areas I blended with my fingers and still others with gum turps. Finally a little scratching into the work. The support is a commercially prepared canvas board. A fun session with mycreative friend Catherine. I will repeat the activity with my Wednesday night class this evening.