I got around to adjusting the values in the sky which I had originally painted much too dark that evening. I was not sure I could paint that much lighter over darker pastel but I brushed a lot of the darker colors off and I think it worked out ok. The ground is Pastelmat, a French paper made by Clairefontaine and it is one of my favorite papers. It is not a sanded paper but still allows a lot of layering and comes in great colors for landscape painting. This one was Buttercup which along with Maize are really nice ground colors for summer pastels.