This pastel was started as a plein air piece last week and I have taken it as far as I dare for now. Luckily it is the weekly critique group this week, so I can seek guidance before I succumb to the urge to work on it some more.
This piece started with an acrylic wash under painting. .After I had my large shapes established, I started modifying the areas with pastels, gently darkening and brightening the colors but keeping my overall large shapes and values intact. It really helped to have an idea of what I wanted it to look like BEFORE I began.