Monday, August 30, 2010

Diane Townsend Metallic Pastels

'Barn Trees III' 12x12 pastel
My challenge was to do a painting only using metallic or iridescent pastels. I used my set of 12 Diane Townsend Metallics. I love these pastels! Normally when I use a metallic pastel I will only use it for an accent so it was different to use them for the whole painting. The photo doesn't really show off the metallic glow. I first did an underpainting with gouache so I had a nice rich base to paint on. This was a fun experiment!

3 comments:

Angela said...

How pretty! I'm really glad you posted this because I was thinking about buying those pastels, but I wasn't sure how they would look on paper. Now that I know, I'm definitely going to get them! Happy painting!! :)

Barbara said...

I'm a fan of your wild flowers but love this one too.

SC Shisler: said...

I love the glow and the depth that you have here Karen. - the painting is simply delightful!