Earlier this summer, I did a large drawing from a photo I took of my Nephew and his dog, Sage. He had just brought a few head of cattle from one of the ranches to the other. It was late fall, and sun was getting low. I wanted to do it again in Pastel----and I thought I would think it over for awhile. Also, learning to paint in Plein -air was pretty much on my mind this summer! I finally chose a piece of Moonstone Canson to try and paint the scene I wanted. I may again try it on Uart----I am not sure. I thought I had turned to the smooth side for my work, it actually seemed that both side had a texture, so I decide not to worry about it and began. I worked on it for about 4 days, and today I deemed it done. In evaluation, I am not sure of it. Good to have this experience, tho and I may do it again------maybe even in watercolor. I have a lot of other reference shot to work on as well, of scenes like this on the ranch. Here is today's effort.