This is the on location pastel study I did at the start of the new year for the studio work which follows. I've not expanded my crop of pastels yet but it might happen. I have found them to be very forgiving and wonderful to work with over the past three years of study. While most of my work is based on landscapes I have found them wonderful in working in still life and portraiture. While I am drawn to the Hudson River School I also alow myself the freedom of surrealism and the use of metaphores which at times gives me the liberty to include a little humor. I will begin to share those in the future. For now, enjoy and comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.