And yesterday's cloudscape...

A Changing View: when I started working on this, the clouds were less grey on their undersides, and less plainly rain-laden. So this picture shows, from left to right, the view of the sky as it changed before my eyes. The mountains were outlined first but coloured last. The only pastels are in the sky.

Cloud patterns (and sky colours) over the mountains are often enormously varied and complex, and this picture captures that. Here I worked with pastels and a bit of watercolour (pencils and paints) on Canson Mi-teintes pale blue paper. I chose the more textured side just because I thought it would grip the pastel better. It didn't really grip at all -- if I hadn't been told this was paper for pastel I would never have guessed -- and I don't care for the mesh effect, really (clouds don't have grids, do they?). So this clearly won't be my go-to paper -- and when I do use it next time, I'll be sure to use the smoother side!