Started this piece using pastels on sandpaper. I have been working on the background tonight trying to get a blurry effect from the reflection on the leaves. I will most likely go back and add some black in the areas that I "dirtied" too much. Live and learn!
Been fighting a slow, progressing upper respiratory infection that started with a scratchy, swollen throat which is now itchy and driving me nuts with dry coughing! And today, the dreaded runny nose has started. Hugh...just have to tough it out and take some pain/symptom relief meds when I can't bear it no more....and to make-sure-I-can-rest-medicine, a good glass of hot lemon gin to knock me out for bed!