'Mystery Nest' 11x14 pastel
Over on Wet Canvas they are doing a challenge with the Terry Ludwig Mystery Pastel sets. The idea is to do a painting using only the pastels in the 14 piece Mystery Box. What is a Mystery Box you may wonder? It is a set Terry is offering for sale through the end of the month for those of us who could not make it to his garage sale in Colorado. You get 14 pastels but you don't get to pick...so it is a complete surprise. My box came today (ordered them Friday so wonderful service!) and I am thrilled with my selection. See the photo above. I looked at them and immediately knew they were perfect for my nest painting. I had already completed an oil underpainting and was just waiting for the right moment to finish. I only used the mystery pastels to complete the painting. We will be doing this challenge in one of my September classes. It will be so much fun!