I love what we call gloomy days. They inspire me because one reflects a lot more. My friend Kim Bloom took this photo on one of her trips. Its always fun to paint from a different perspective. This painting was done on Pastel Premier paper. I bought it from my friend Lisa Wright who manages Asel Art here in Austin. I love buying as local as I can and Asel Art supports the local art community.
I started with a watercolor underpainting and proceeded to layer on pastels. This surface, in my opinion, does not take many layers. I would suggest treating it like Canson paper. I liked working with it.