I finally had a chance to use my new Great American Richard McKinley pastels. I won a set of my choice for my Exceptional Merit award at the Southeastern Pastel Society show and of course I chose Richard's set. I only used the new set for this painting. I had done a turpenoid value study before starting with the pastels so the dark values are from the wash. The set doesn't have dark darks like Terry Ludwig's eggplant color. I don't mind because it pushes me to paint a bit lighter which is a good exercise for me.