So I had to try my metallic Pan pastels on black paper. The shimmer really shows up well! I am pleased. I heard somewhere that you can use Pan pastels like a paint. Of course, I had to give that a go. I used a water brush and picked up some color and then painted it on this piece. It goes on a lot thicker and therefore shines more. Definitely need to play with this some more!
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.