|Moonrise Stillness 8 x 10 inches pastel on linen laid on wood|
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I did an alcohol wash and then added more layers of pastel:
Here you can see the texture of the surface. It worked well for building thin layers of subtle color without getting muddy:
I was very pleased with the final results. The texture of the linen still shows through. The surface reminds me of the surface of some of Monet's late paintings, where layers of broken color can be seen up close, but when viewed from a distance, the eye blends it all into a dynamic viewing experience that is the crowning achievement of impressionism.