'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!