NEON DAMSELS began with a wash of bright magenta and orange liquid acrylic over a textured board..
When dry, I then began to superimpose my tree forms over this with willow charcoal.
With pastel pencils I first enhanced and subdued some of the colors before going in with a touch of soft pastels, feeling my way so to speak.
I did not like the texture the soft pastels made, so I used a brush loaded with water and flattened areas out, see the bottom trees and shrub areas and foliage.
I had a hard time making fine linear marks with my pastels. Even my pastel pencils are not fine enough, so I used a fine rigger brush dipped in watercolor, and made the branches.
Some final pastel touches were gently integrated over the watercolor and I was happy.
This image is an 8" x 10" unframed pastel on gatorboard.
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