“Sunny Afternoon” I have been wanting to do a beach painting for a while, this was from a reference picture I took while staying at Emerald Island a few years ago. This is pastel on Canson Paper. I started with blue paper, then put a white gesso over it, It didn’t give it the grit I hoped it would, but it covered the paper in white, and I left some of it in the sky. I did an underpainting with pan pastels, which also worked well in the sky. Tried to be looser with my painting, it worked a bit in the beach grasses.