An afternoon in the park.

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!