Tonight I elected to paint a scene based on a photo I took last week. We were on our way back from the mountain bike trail as the full moon was just rising. When we stopped at a traffic light, I grabbed my phone and snapped a quick photo which simply begged to be painted. And since I had one last Ampersand Pastelbord left, I decided to use that with an alcohol underpainting for this little pastel.
While I have certainly enjoyed stretching myself as an artist and
working with acrylics using only palette knives, it sure was nice to get
back to my pastels this evening. Lifting the cover off the tray and
seeing all those glorious colors was like being in pure heaven, and
using the pastels again felt like sliding into a favorite pair of comfy