And Now for Something Completely Different... Pastels

Last year I took a little pastels class. I had a couple antique boxes of some nice quality French and German pastels that my dad gave me a while ago and I thought it was about time I learned how to use them. It's a shame to let art supplies like those go to waste.  These little painting sketches are the results of that class (I just completely forgot to share until now). I haven't done any more pastel paintings since the class, but I have a few ideas for some nice atmospheric sci-fi type of landscapes I think this media is perfect for. 

Big Sur

Big Sur

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

New Zealand Mangroves

New Zealand Mangroves