|'Golden Memories' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis $45 available here|
I seem to forget about my iridescents because I keep them in a separate box. Some of them tend to be more fragile and prone to crumbling. Perhaps it is the metallic pigments? I happened to have a nice green iridescent pastel piece that got mixed in with one of my travel boxes. I used it on a meadow painting by accident and it was a wonderful accident! I need to do that more often.
Last week when experimenting with pastel and water I decided to see what would happen if I wet down some metallic pastel. I used some Diane Townsend metallics. I sprayed water on the gold passages and also shaved some gold pastel into the wet puddles on the paper. The result is today's painting....an interpretation of a beach scene.
Several pastel makers have iridescent or metallic pastels in their collection. I have some Great American Artworks pearlescent pastels and Diane Townsend Metallics. I think I will try some other the next time I place a pastel order! I will plan on doing a review so stay tuned!