...toning canvas panels in preparation for some color studies in oil!
...and putting together my brand new Mabef easel! Kind of tricky...and had to resort to watching a video on how to assemble! LOL! But I did it! I think it will be great for pastels...both in the studio and when it warms up and I can take my pastels outdoors!! (You can see the pastel painting I'm working on along with Alain Picard's "Painterly Portraits" video.)
And that's what I've been up to so far today. Once I get this portrait done, I'm going to start a new still life in pastels...using pastels w/alcohol as an underpainting (following Stephanie Birdsall's video)!!