Pastels are getting to be addictive. Unfortunately, this scan for some reason came out a bit too yellow-green, but I wasn’t interesting in putzing with it!
I tried a few different things here – in particular how I made marks. Vertical and horizontal to contrast. Obviously the lavender is vertical and tilty, but in between, horizontal helps create some interest. The trees I used a torchon to scumble and blend the colors, as well as push shapes into the sky.
I know I am getting addicted to this – I just ordered a roll of Uart 600 grit sanded paper – 56 x 10 yards. That should last awhile! This was done on a 9 x 12 inch bit of Canson Mi Teintes, which is a very nice paper, but unsanded. I like them both.