I worked on an oil in my studio this morning, which is coming along nicely. I took the sunshine, however, as an excuse to get outdoors this afternoon. I had hoped for warmer weather, but it was still a beautiful day. I worked with a recent gift of chalk pastels to create this piece, of a grouping of trees in Humboldt Park. I felt I had to relearn how to use the different greens. I had also forgotten how, depending on color, some chalk sticks can be much harder than others. I had fun bringing in flecks of color, and I am overall very happy with the drawing, which is about 11″ x 17″ unframed. I plan to do many more this summer!