After I discovered pastel artist Peter R. Davidson, I was intrigued with his use of a black ground. Today, I used one of the surfaces I created yesterday - the one where I added pumice to black gesso. I succeeded in allowing the black to show through. I am happy with this piece. I also need to thank my friend Lyn Asselta for sending me the photo I used as a reference today. All I know it is a view somewhere in Florida!
Process shots shown below: