Eucalyptus Trees are trees I have enjoyed most of my life in Southern California.
They are trees with beautiful bark and tall, graceful profiles. They are the mighty giants I remember that divided large parcels of land. It was tricky putting a big tree in a small place. Working small is a challenge for me in pastel. Mainly because I like to work with chunks of chalk. Working that way makes it difficult to be exact and supports my impressionistic style. I am just loving color right now. This is a 6x6 painting in soft pastel on Uart sanded paper with a compliment under painting. I have been having fun paint with pigment as a foundation to apply pastel. Sometimes the paint shows through and other times I cover it up. I am okay either way.