“Willows” pastel completed

I was pretty sure I was nearly done with “willows ” the last time I posted it, but I could not have been more wrong. After a couple of weeks and several sessions, it is finally ready. I painted it from a photo and was challenged by the moody light. It was an overcast day, but there was still some light peeking through that afternoon.

Willows 8×12 pastel

Color study-watercolor

I have been working on some color studies for future pastel paintings. For the sailboat study, I used ink to lay in the darkest values and then layered watercolor on top. This is on some postcards I go for a birthday gift several years ago, and I thought I would put them to good use.