Sometimes I get so busy watching the trail that I forget to look at the sky. This pastel is taken from a picture of some tall pines out in the Julington Durbin Preserve just as the sun begins to hit the tops of the trees early in the morning.
Here’s my sketch. I’m doing these for every pastel now. Good composition doesn’t often happen by accident, I’m finding. As with most things, a little planning goes a long way.
I used a pink underpainting for this one. And there’s a video.