Tom took this photo of me painting this week at Babcock Park. We had perfect weather with a good breeze to keep the bugs away. These pastels are painted on Pastelmat, a French paper that is smooth and suede-like and holds lots of pigment. They make a nice yellow color that is good for summer paintings but I often do underpaintings usually with pastel and alcohol which dries fast even when it's chilly. Pastelmat will take watercolor also. The park was a good place to paint and I wasn't bothered by the traffic noise. Nice to see Mary and Doug, too!