Here is the finished palm tree painting. Check out the demo slide show below to see the tree come to life. This was painted on Uart paper 500 grit. I didn't use any underpainting for this and just began painting with soft pastels. I used an assortment of Terry Ludwig and Diane Townsend pastels. My goal was to leave the background loose and undetailed and focus more on the tree. I chose this long narrow format to showcase this tall thin palm tree.