9 x 12 pastel over watercolor underpainting
on white Canson paper
Last spring my spinning and weaving guild met at a member's log cabin in the high Sierras. This was the view from her cabin! They had planted all these beautiful blue, pink and white wildflowers on the slope, and this is the neighbor's barn in the background. What a beautiful spot!
My good friend Ida told me that Canson holds up to watercolor underpainting. So, I gave it a try here. It didn't buckle too much, but it was a little bumpy to pastel on (I'm too lazy to stretch the paper like Ida does!). Anyway, it passed my test. I am also doing the same test painting on Strathmore Pastel Paper, but it is still in the works.
Goodness - the snow is piling up outside!