I had some more fun with the oil sticks. I just decided to let loose and do whatever.
I feel like this is a little crazy.
I have three kinds of oil sticks - very old but still useable Shiva sticks, Sennelier, and an oil bar from Windsor Newton. By far the best was the Windsor Newton oil bar. It was soft, rich in color and won't dry up. I also liked the Sennelier. It is harder than the Windsor but still very easy to use. The Shivas get dry forming a skin and you have to peel it off which can get a bit messy and they are the hardest of the three. All have nice color and can be used together.