I have been wanting to paint with pastel after seeing some gorgeous works by a local artist. Finally, my new boxes came and I spent the last hour or so removing the wrappers and sorting them by color and value. Here is my box:
And here is my painting: ( 7.5x9 in on sanded paper):
Today's piece was a large one - of horses. It is oil on stretched canvas, 12x24.
I blocked the values yesterday in burnt sienna, so I could make progress faster today. I used the palette knife for the grass at the bottom of the painting to create texture. I have not tried that before, but really like the effect, so will use this technique again.