This started off as a pastel on black paper similar to the technique that I used before, but then it was not working well - so I colored the background. I have been reading another art blog and thought I would try her technique. I did not do so well, but this is what I have to show. I think it needs more work - maybe a better background. I used Mi-Teinetes paper, and I really dislike it. Jo Castillo uses it and does very well. You can see that I am struggling with it. I tried painting turpentine to smooth the pastel background. It worked somewhat, but still not like I wanted. Also, the camera shows all sorts of little problems; hmm, just needs more work.
I am headed to The City today to see the grandbabies, visit the VA, and have an anniversary dinner with Toby. This will be my first visit to the VA and I am really excited about it. We will be back Friday and I will tell you all about it.