7x7 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100
Back to fingers... well the issue with pastel is the very coarse sandpaper on which I love to paint. It sands away skin and nail. The bandaids drive me crazy, lefty painting is clumsy...but eureka! why not use my right ring finger and thumb! Studies show that an artist should never paint like she/he writes. The reason being the tripod (writing) grip sends messages to the brain, "I'm writing, I'm writing." That's not the message an artist wants. Therefore I have always held my brushes, pastels with a side hold. Now this is just a little funkier.
Analyze your grip...what message are you giving your brain?
This painting is at a new spot on the Potomac river. There is a little pond before the actual river and the light dances over it, especially with the tiny ice pieces still visible.
Thank you to everyone who sent me support over the finger issue. What would I do without you'all?