|'Quietly She Whispers' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Well you do get what you pay for and the watercolors were not exactly amazing. But they were kind of interesting. They were certainly beautiful in the pans but on paper they were very weak. I persevered and in the end the color dried light but with a subtle shimmer. Not bad actually.
|cheap pearlescent watercolors|
|underpainting with the pearlescent watercolors|
These pastels are supper soft and will cripple if you press to hard but they go on like butter and the shimmer is beautiful. It sadly isn't well captured in a photo. The shimmer is much more subtle in person.
|Diane Townsend metallic pastels|
And now for some shameless self promotion......Next week it will be time to register online for the 2017 IAPS convention. I am on the faculty and will be presenting a two hour demo on the Landscape in Bloom and a seminar on blogging for artists. Even if you are not interested in flowers I will be sharing and demonstrating many of my top LANDSCAPE tips and techniques. I am planning a fun and information packed demo! Study the preview on the IAPS website so you will be ready to register! click here for the preview.