Doug Dawson shows the textured paper from Wallis that he uses unless he makes his own.
Many papers and recipes for surfaces are available to Pastel Painters .
To begin , Doug practices all the steps - which in our hurry to get to work - we often bypass.
This means a SKETCH showing the big SHAPES and VALUES.
He likes to create Color Harmonies to begin on the tinted overall color ground. For Landscape
paintings ( primarily COOL ) he may begin with WARM colors , in a limited palette.
Notice the color THUMBNAIILS which are developed - to show the VISUAL THOUGHTS
that will continue to inform. We are seeing all the plans along the way.
The beginning marks on the pastel paper are Loose , Light and Varied , leaving lots of
room for more layers based on the preparatory work which is shown.
Following Doug's steps you can improve your Landscape Paintings from photo References