I have never tried to do a sunbeam through trees in pastel before. I learned a trick in watercolor class - to use a damp sea sponge and a ruler and wipe a "beam" from a dry painting. But I know of no technique in pastel. So, it was totally experimental here.
I would have like to use less pastel over the watercolor underpainting, to let it peak through more, but it didn't look right. I think I'd like to try this scene again in the future and see if I can show more watercolor. "It's the challenge that calls me!"
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!