My first painting went pretty quickly. I was using my homemade surface with the Golden Fine Pumice Gel on mat board. I chose this view across the road with the distant right tree line, and the goldenrod in the front left.
I quickly blocked in the design, then smeared it into the surface:
|"Hint of Fall", pastel, 6 x 9|
|"The Tree Across the Pond", pastel, 5x7|