|'Desert Beauty' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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We all need to spice it up sometimes! As beautiful as pastels are it is nice to be able to make them even more luminous. Iridescent pastels do just that. They are like putting some fine jewelry on your painting. A little sparkle and pizzazz. They aren't a necessity but they are a nice luxury to add to your pastel collection.
|Sennelier Soft Pastels Iridescent Colors|
The other day I took out this cactus bloom painting. I started it in Bill Creevy's workshop at IAPS convention. It needed something. Something to spice it up. Then I remembered my box of sparkly pastels! I took them out and had fun adding some sparkle to my cactus painting.
I love these pastels! They are soft and buttery just as Sennelier pastels are known for but don't seem overly crumbly. I took the wrapper off one and it stayed in one piece. I don't think I will take the wrappers off though. I want to use these pastels sparingly....like a sprinkle of a spice. Too much might be overkill. In this painting I used linear marks and small dots of pastel rather than applying pastel on it's side. I will also keep them in their original box. They will be reserved for a painting that needs a special piece of jewelry.
You can purchase these pastels at several online art stores but I found the best price on Amazon.
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