Yesterday I finished this pastel on Canson Mi -Tientes! It has been tapped to my wall since July! I had over worked the whole piece and to my dismay lost the vibrancy and spontaneity as posted here shown in progress . I kept trying to hold on to the red which had been on the very highest point of the sky. The rocky hill started to look like mofongo, a garlic plantain dish. Yesterday I erased, and loaded more pastel to create the cloudy haze that was present over those hills in Maui. Then I tore the edges of the paper AFTER the piece was done. I just love that effect! Now I can't wait to see this piece with exposed edges on an off white mat in a chunky black frame.
PS. I have an ETSY shop and was invited to join a team called VAST which is the Visual Artists Street Team . I did my first post to the team blog today. http://vastgallery.blogspot.com/