This is another type of veriation that I’ll be exploring in the challenge to do 100 paintings. My pastels tend to look soft and, some might say, mushy. But I like the almost water color effect that I get manipulating the pastel. In this case, the largest amount of pastel was applied with individual strokes. Sometimes, pastelists will use a vertical stroke…..I don’t think I’ve ever seen any with purely horizontal! I was so into this picture that I ran over my 30 minute limit and took 45 minutes…..but I think I’ll keep it anyway. Otherwise, it fit the remaining categories of same picture and size (5 X 7) I’ve now completed 5 paintings in my quest for 100. I hope you enjoy this one! Do you think I like color?