After a week away from this painting I realized that while Sanford Gifford was able to paint in oil using values 5-10, it is more challenging in pastel. The reason for this is that as pastels become lighter they lose radiance. So I sprayed the whole painting with my new fixative, Spectra Fix (thank you Della for the sample.) I rarely use fixative and if I do it is only in the working stage, never upon completion. This seemed like a time to give the new fixative a try. Next I began adding darker portions, something you can not easily do on top of light pastel, unless you spray, of course. The Spectra Fix worked well, had no odor, and dried with little if any color change. Yay! Not finished, but better. Click here to learn more about Spectra Fix.