This is the Pastel Painting/Drawing in progress.
I’m trying now to focus on my tonal values and colors now that I’m Painting again, which is not easy. Over the years I’ve collected many sets of Soft Pastels (Rembrandt and Sennelier) hoping to have all the colors I needed. To my frustration I’ve needed several colors I don’t have, or at least didn’t know I had! After an hour and a half of removing all the pastel labels I can see the colors easier, and FINALLY found the color/tone I needed. The downside of removing the labels is trying to find the color to reorder if you run out, but I’ll deal with it. Not much worse than not having the right color :/.