Along purgatory flats
7.5 x 11 inches
320# sandpaper on matboard
It's always nice to return to sanded papers after working on a low-textured paper like Strathmore. This piece was done almost entirely with Nupastels, with my favorite dark green Sennelier and some others for the sky. No finger blending at all here; just layering and scumbling.
A few more photos from that same hike:
An unknown species of butterfly feeds on a late-season daisy in the meadow
"Not all is golden"
This backlit sumac (I think) branch shows off its brilliant orange leaves against the forest of aspen