This is really the start of a series I plan on doing in between other activities. I like this rendition in that it is warm and inviting. The ground is gesso and pumice and makes for some interesting texture. I did draw on the panel first with charcoal and then painted over that with Golden acrylic ground for pastel which has pumice in it. I think for the next one I should put twice as much pumice in it as there were areas that it was difficult to get the pastel to stick.
I am heading out to Whistler for a couple of days so we will see what happens with that.