I am sharing a work in progress today. This is the first layer of a large poppy commission I am working on. I am working on Belgium Mist Wallis. I first sketched in the main features with a pastel pencil and then covered the paper with a light layer of reds and orange Nupastels. I rubbed in this layer with pipe insulation foam. The sky is a light turquoise layer of Nupastel. I am now ready to start in with my soft pastels. You can see in the tray I have already chosen my pastels. I may add to these but keeping these pastels seperate will help me. I am working from a combination of three other paintings I have done as well as a photo I took of the poppy fields in North Carolina. Stay tuned for the finish!