The difference between Oilbar and Oil Pastels
When you use oil pastels there is always a risk that the colours will smudge or pick up dirt, but because of the way Oilbar is made it produces a dry film and does not suffer from these problems. The way Oilbar works on a surface is also very similar to conventional oil colour and not pastel, displaying a characteristic ‘oiliness.’ What you have is a painting tool which has the directness of pastel but with the colour intensity of oil.
It is possible to let your creativeness run free and the results are immediate – there is nothing between you and the surface, not even a brush. You do not need a great deal of equipment to work with Oilbar which makes it popular for painting outdoors, and you can still use Oilbar on a palette and with brushes giving you even more creative possibilities.