|'Celebrate the Bees' 12x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I keep my pearlescent pastels in a separate box. They tend to be softer and more crumbly and fragile than other soft pastels. I forget to use then since they are not in plain sight. When I do remember I tend to get carried away. They are just so much fun! For today's painting I managed restrain myself. I used a piece of pale green pearlescent pastel by Great American Artworks. I used in in place of a regular pale green in my flowers. You can see the shimmer in the photo below.
|close up of the pearlescent pastel detail|
Note: I have several brands of pearlescent or iridescent pastels. They are all fun to use and make a great addition to your collections. Here are some to consider:
New for 2016 Diane Townsend soft "Pearl Gems"
Great American Pearlescents (love Sage and Grunewald)