8 x 10 pastel painting
Now that spring has come, we’re making a concerted effort to get out and explore new areas in our general vicinity, within a 2- 3 hr (or so) drive. One of our recent forays took us to Fallbrook, which is in North San Diego County. This hillside attracted me, with its stately eucalyptus trees and colorful wildflowers.
This pastel was painted on a ground that I prepared. The irregular texture (see enlargement) can often add movement and drama to the finished work.