My latest small work in pastel. I was trying something new (again!) and tasting home-made colored pastel ground. I mixed up some amount of Colourfix and blueish-purple watercolor and applied it loosely on board.
When board dried I did initial sketching with pastel pencil.
Then I used some turpentine and oil wash of manganese-purple and titanium white to establish my values.
Lastly I went from monochrome to full color and finished my painting with soft pastels.
I would change few thing here in there, but I'm happy with my study, it served the purpose and yes -
I like the colored background.