Playing with pastels

I have recently bought a new  muli-media A3 sketch pad which is a soft brown colour and so far I like  it very much. I have been trying out pastels and today I did three quick studies in the park. Here they are along with  one I did earlier this week.

Gravel garden

Earlier I posted a photo of this in progress and here is the finished version. The canvas is jute and working on it has been a delightful experience as it won’t allow one to get too fiddly. The gravel garden was created  last year and the landscaping is coming on nicely.