I have enjoyed working with pastel lately, but I prefer displaying work exposed without glass, and panels instead of paper. I searched for another solution. I decided to try oil sticks, on a masonite panel. They are oil paint in stick form, with a lipstick like feel, and wet paint unlike oil pastels, and have the permanence of oils. I liked the immediacy and energy of the oil sticks, the line lends itself better to a larger scale, but I am happy with the results, and plan to do more!