What Do You Do When Your Book is Finished?

You get out the pastels, of course.

I hadn’t painted since writing took over and now that I’m in that in-between stage, I got out my pastels. Out of practice, the first painting looked like crap. I was about ready to wad it up and toss it when I thought I’d give it another try. (Camera lighting is different)

First attempt:

And the rework:

Watching videos, painting clouds looks so easy. Not for me. I’m working on it, though.

As with anything, practice makes… well, not really perfect in this case. But like a page empty of words, it’s so gratifying to see what appears on the canvas.

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