|Hay Bales on the Hill, oil, 8 x 8|
Even though I've been working pretty consistently in oil for quite awhile now, I've still worked more years in pastel. So pastel is still like a first language to me, with oil being my second language. Sometimes it works well for me to first figure out in pastel what I want to do with a painting, and then it seems easier to translate that interpretation into oil. That's what I did today on "Hay Bales on the Hill."