Here are my newest pastels. All of them were started En Plein Air and then completed in the studio.
This pastel is 9x12 inches on La Cart Pastel Card. This paper is not one of favorites because if it gets wet, your done for. I need to use up my inventory. I started this En Plein Air while a photographer pal of mine took shots of the raging Saco River after tons of rain had fallen. Location - Warren Road in West Buxton right where the water meets the edge of the road. Moving water is difficult to represent well because your mind sees so many elements changing very fast.
These four small pastels are from the Eastern Prom looking out over Casco Bay in Portland yesterday. I went out painting with two painter pals. They are very tiny, only 3 1/2 x 5 inches each. I started them En Plein Air and then completed them in the studio. I often do multiple images of the same location all at once. It forces me to work faster and deal with the light changes. These are done on my favorite paper - Wallis. I like to do watercolor underpaintings and this paper can take it. The link will bring you Kitty's blog and her beautiful work.