‘Posse’, 9″×12″, pastel on Canson paper. This is a quick 30 minute study. I went to IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies Bi-Annual show in Albuquerque and watched a demo by Margaret Evans, a famous Scottish Artist. She challenged us to do 30 minute paintings to try to capture the essence of a scene; the thing that appealed to us in the first place. And if we do this consistently “we will become better painters”. Her process is to SKETCH (5min), BLOCK (10min), and BUILD (15min). So expect a lot of ‘Not for Sale’ from me in the near future. It is also a good way to check out possible compositions and color combos in preparation for a more serious piece of work. What fun!