|"Painting from a Still Life"|
|"Pumpkin and Flowers" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Although I don't usually work in pastels, I used them to create a painting on 300-pound Arches paper, 15 x 11. Before going to the gallery, I primed the paper with orange acrylic paint. I also did a small 5 x 7 still life on pastelbord, a surface I had never before used for soft pastels.