Selected another forest photograph for reference to create a soft pastel painting as shown below. For this particular painting I decided to use a beige coloured Canson Mi Tentes paper as I was finding it pretty difficult to get light sky on black paper. Using beige coloured paper finally did help me as it was a lot easier to get the right colour of the sky. In future therefor I will use black coloured paper for those landscapes where the background needs to be a pretty dark.
Deep into the forest
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Tentes paper