Muse Part 3 Oil Pastel Newbie

Thanks to great input from this community I have tweaked my tribute to my muse . The fixative dulled a lot of nuance so I went back to add more contrast, highlights and color.

After and before.


When I do oil pastels, I mostly do landscapes. Most of the makers of the higher end oil pastels recommend you wait up to 6 months before using fixative. That would probably take care of the problem. Actually I find that they get pretty hard after a couple of months. I have several that are 15-20 years old and not fixed and they are quite hard.