Soon we will be leaving our home of the last 27 years. It is bittersweet so I am gathering memories in the form of pastel paintings. "Daily Grace" begins with a recent photo of our front yard, shown here on my iPad next to my pastel easel. I refer to this photo to block in the scene with an oil wash under painting.
I use a tough brush wet with mineral spirits to lift oil paint from the sanded surface (Wallis).
The oil wash must be completely dry before I begin applying pastel.