'Variation #48' 5x7 pastel
Now I am getting into texture. This one was painted on Uart 600 paper. I did a watercolor underpainting using hot pinks. After I put down my first layer of pastel I sprayed the tree area with workable fixative. I added more layers. Then I put some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and sprayed the painting. The alcohol dried quickly but allowed be to keep adding layers. You can see my trees now have trunks!