Enjoyed making these two pastels today in Eustis park with my OPAP group. Got there at 8 A.M. and found a nice shady gazebo by the water to set up my easel. This second one was done on some red velvet paper that someone had given to me years ago. I loved the color but was disappointed that the surface did not allow me to build up my pastel. It is a portrait of Joyce, another artist. Can you see her in the right, near the corner?
This one was done on pastel sandpaper and was a lot easier to work with. I first used my little water color set to wash in the design and then attacked it with the pastel color. That's Jose' working on his fantastic oil painting!!! I think I have converted to pastel for these outside painting ventures. So much faster and easier. Dear hubby took me to lunch in Mt. Dora...!