Pastel on toned paper
One of my dearest friends lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has a great eye for photos, and I asked her to send me some pictures, and she graciously uploaded an entire album for me!
Every New Year's in Thailand, there is a giant water fight. This sweet little girl was with everyone standing around throwing water on the cars and people going by, and she decided she was cold, and climbed into the bucket to stay warm!
I struggled with this painting. The paper seemed to grab the pastel in chunks, and I could not layer it up like I usually do. I don't know if it was the paper, the new pastel pencils I was using which seemed more waxy than before, or what, but I really fought the drawing this time. So, in the long run, I decided that I had brought up the image enough, and retired it to the archives. You win some, you lose some.