I put on most of the pastels yesterday afternoon and then let it sit overnight. I think I masked the errors in the middle building some, but of course I can see it. It is still in the “dull” phase but I like the combination of the reds, browns, and greens. I may soften it some with yellows later, but right now I am fairly satisfied.
I am hoping this afternoon will be dry enough to spray so I can continue. No outdoor photos or fixing due to a misty drizzle. It’s a nasty damp cold. I still have to work on the shadowing, but the basic colors are there. I will use some colored pencil to help me in the smaller areas. The pastel sticks are not made for really fine work and I don’t like to waste them by shaving to an edge. It should be done soon. I think I might try something a bit smaller but in the 3/4 ratio next. Then I will have enough to send to the print company – if I can ever figure out how to make the high resolution photos without it costing me an arm and a leg for each one.