I posted the 4 by 4 inch study for this painting a few days ago. This is the pastel version at 8 by 8 inches. I have had this photo for years trying to figure out how to make a painting out of it. I finally cropped in into a square format and found my painting. Its a painting of the iceplants and ground cover in La Jolla, California. I started out with a watercolor underpainting and blocked in the pastel when it was dry. My next version will be painted on "stone" paper which is similar to Yupo.