Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your oil pastel artist friend or family member? Worry no more, because I’ve got you covered. Here are 8 great gifts and gift ideas for oil pastel artists.
But first some general tips. If you know the person you’re gifting to is a professional oil pastel artist don’t just get them some cheap oil pastels. They probably already own oil pastels from their favorite brand and value quality over quantity. If the artist you’re gifting to is a beginner or new to the medium they will probably be really happy if you give them some high quality oil pastels they couldn’t afford themselves.
1. Sennelier Oil Pastel Set
You can’t go wrong with a set of Sennelier oil pastels. They are one of the best and highest quality oil pastel brands.
Even if the artist you’re gifting to already owns Sennelier oil pastels, I bet they will still love receiving new ones! It will be even better if you know which colors they don’t have yet.
Get a set here for $43.00.
2. Glittery Oil Pastels
3. White Oil Pastels
White oil pastels are used in almost every oil pastel drawing and therefore it’s the color that’s usually gone the quickest. It’s very useful for blending and lighting colors. So why not gift a set of only white oil pastels? They definitely will be used.
Get a set of six for $9.80 here.
4. Pastel Paper
High quality paper can be really expensive so it’s always great to receive a new pad. This Sennelier oil pastel card is especially made for oil pastels and makes their application easy and smooth.
Get a pad here for $24.30.
Another great option are these pads by Clairefontaine. They even have different color options for even greater oil pastel effects.
Get a pad here for $27.96.
5. Fixative Spray
6. Linseed Oil
There are a lot of different oil pastel techniques (read about them all here) and one of them is using oil as a thinner. Linseed oil and a brush is a perfect gift for an oil pastel artist if you want to encourage them to try something new or if they are in need of new painting oil.
7. Storage Box
8. Soft Pastel Set
I hope these ideas for gifts for oil pastel artists were helpful and made your present shopping a bit easier. If you’re curious about learning to draw with oil pastels you can check out my landscape tutorial or my how to draw flowers with oil pastels tutorial.