I was having painting withdrawal! It's been a week without daily painting and I was itching to get out my pastels. The Plein Air Convention didn't officially open until 4:00 so we had time to paint in the morning. I thought about setting up on the resort grounds but decided I liked the view from our balcony so that made it very easy!
I set my Heilman sketch box on the patio table and contemplated the view. I had quite a few choices so I decided it would be best to paint a few 5x7 studies.
I blocked in a warm value underpainting on Uart and rubbed it in with pipe insulation. You can see my box had an assortment of pastels mostly Girault and Terry Ludwigs. I didn't pick pastels for the desert so I was hoping that my range of colors and values would work.
I managed to do 3 paintings before I needed to clean up and have lunch. The vendor expo opened at 1:00! I did get a few non pastel goodies but I'll report on that tomorrow. I've got to get up early to be at Marketing Bootcamp at 6:30 am!