I painted this scene of this duck earlier in oil and thought I'd try it in pastels now that I'm back in Sarasota. I left my pastels down here and spend much time working in this medium. I have missed them and will take them up north this year. I get bored easily working on the same subjects or with the same medium. I wish I could settle into one but its just not how I work.
I painted this on black pastel paper. The colors of the pastels are so vivid. I continually go back to the art store to buy more colors. I'm really liking the very soft pastels. The pigments lay down so nicely. They are however more expensive.