I painted this image first. I posted the second study before this one. I like both for different reasons. I love painting on a dark surface in pastels. The scene is from the Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens which is a wonderful place. I haven't done any plein air work there yet but I fully intend to.
This is a color study from one of my tan toned sketch books. I used Copic markers for the value study and watercolors to play.