I have not used my paint brushes for almost two weeks now. Fortunately, today I am able to work again on this painting which I started before Christmas. This is from my photograph which I did last fall at the Abbey's garden at Pontigny in France. This is work in progress and in watercolor. I still have to work on the background and on the flower itself. For the background I'm thinking of dark colors, but which colors - I'm still undecided.
Last holiday season I did not do any painting but I found time to read something about pastels. Why pastels. It is because of the urge to use the box of pastels which had been given to me long time ago but I have never used them. I found it a pity if they will just be kept in the box. So in preparation I have to know and understand how to use the medium.