10 x10 pastel on Uart paper $100.
After I had finished work in the studio yesterday I drove down to the river for a sunset opportunity. The light was overcast with small peaks of sun which made a sort of silver light with cooler orange-gold (gold can be cool?) accents. I had a plan, but when I got down to my spot I realized I had left my watercolors behind (that will teach me for cleaning the palette!) So I rubbed in a pastel underpainting. I find my thinking changing. It is like learning a new language: only practice and new opportunities to speak will increase my vocabulary. I am now placing thin layers, rather than my usual more a la prima method.
Plein air painting is so much more complicated- so much stimuli and little time to synthesize.