We had an amazingly brilliant sunset a few weeks ago and Mike Church was able to get a great shot of it striking our Moscow Mountains. A pastel was needed, I felt. (Sorry about the blurry spot-my camera did that.)
My new nephew-in-law (?), David, married my sweet niece, Attie. He's from a farming background and sent me a photo of his favorite combine, wondering if I could paint it for him. It was quite fun to do in pastels. Anyway, they seemed to like it.
The Palouse landscape is so much like the ocean - it never shows the same face twice! I loved this image with the iconic red barn tucked away, but very much a part of the image. A pastel seemed to be appropriate.