High Tide on Small Point
This began as an experiment. I loved plein air painting but I didn't love my paintings. I struggled all day with an unfamiliar surface and very soft pastels. I decided that I needed to do studies to familiarize myself with the surfaces. I know now that I like Mi Teintes Touch. I prefer a grainy paper to a sueded one.
I also missed using harder pastels. This was done entirely with gireault and nupastels. It felt like coming home! I did a few small value thumbnails and referred only to them for this painting and did not pull out my reference photo even though I was tempted to just have a peek. I think I will work this way more often.