"The Rushing" was originally started outdoors executed in pastel on pastel board. As it was carried back to studio unfinished, I decided to "fix" the pastel and do the finishing touches in oils. To keep the spontaneity of the pastels, the piece was finalized using both brushes and palette knives. The location of the original piece was painted with pastels at Hapa Park just outside Woodland, Washington.
Varnished oil on pastel on pastel board