Today, I used 'Caran D'Ache' (which probably was correctly translated by a friend, as simply 'Oil Pastels') which I mooshed around with turps, and large quantities at that! The end result was not too bad seeing that I gave myself a time limit to do this and didnt know my medium.
Let me explain, I have inherited some interesting stuff which I want to try out. Most of it, I havent the foggiest idea what to do with. I've resorted to some antequated books on techniques on the stuff which I can identify (not great teaching tools as my previous blog would indicate) and a 'what the heck' attitude with the stuff I cant. Just enjoying the journey.