9x12 pastel on pastelmat (tan)
I took the photo reference for this on Cape Cod after a class with Ed Chesnovitch. The pink under the blue is an influence from Ed. I usually focus on the land and not the sky so this was different for me. I really liked working on the clouds so there will be more, maybe I will start a series.
My plan was to do pastel studies of two scenes, "Snow on the Marsh" and "Cape Sky"and choose the one I like best to do a larger oil painting. I want to try a grisaille and a direct approach to see what works best for me. I think I will use this image.
I have to keep reminding myself that my journey is to create more landscapes simply to improve, I want to be able to create landscapes like Ed's that take your breathe away.