Wondering if this would ruin the paper for painting, I decided this would be a good two-way experiment to see if the oil would soak through the pastels and show on the paper and re-do the earlier piece.
abstracted cloudscape #15 - approaching sunset, #2
Strathmore 500-series paper (dark blue)
For this, I used blues that were slightly grayer/warmer than the previous version (which can be seen by panning down the page a bit). I got rid of the pinks and peaches and stuck with yellows and gray-muaves. I also tried to improve the composition a bit by spreading the clouds out. And tried to keep it looser with minimal finger blending. I like it better than v.1.
I am itching to get back to some landscapes, and also want to start working in oils. I have two small pieces, one in oils, one in pastels, that are completed as I write this. I'll probably post those tomorrow. My goal now is to work on doing at least 100 oil paintings, and to complete at least 2-3 pieces per day, in oils and/or pastel.