The following is a series of work I did in pastel. I enjoy working in this medium because I can create interesting effects using different paper textures and colors.
This one was also done with a gray toned textured paper which peeks through the lighter areas and gives a base under the mountainside.
This bridge is done over a mid-toned mauve pastel paper.
This one was done with a dark blue vertical stripe texture paper. I love the effect this created on the finished product.
And finally, this portrait done with a medium toned gray-blue pastel paper which serves as the base background color and the light tones of the skin are built up on top of that.