This past week's challenge was "JOY", and although I had some ideas, I didn't know how to represent them in pastel, as I'm still such a beginner in the medium. For me, joy is time spent learning this new medium, and if I look at it that way, I did succeed, because I did a painting, and learned while working on it!
My husband took this picture of an Ibis on one of his photography trips, and I thought I'd try to recreate it in pastel.
Of course, it looks like a beginner's painting, because it is, but since it takes practice to get better, I'm practicing! At least I can tell it's supposed to be an Ibis:-)
Details: pastel, with watercolor underpainting, on 12" x 16" on Ampersand Pastelboard.