Re: Lincoln Park Scene
I like this piece, and the blue isn't bothering me. Really the only area I see where it's prominent is on the right-side tree, just a couple of branches as Rich mentioned. The rest is blended nicely, and could pass for a blue spruce!
I'm curious about melting. Years ago, when using my first set of Neopastel water-soluable OPs (that I didn't even think of for use on their own!), I was shown a method with them over a heating pad.
The setup was: heating pad spread out on a towel, on a flat surface. Then a piece of plexiglass was laid over the heating pad, and allowed to warm up a bit. The photograph was laid over the glass and the OP was drawn over the desired area - it literally dissolved/melted slightly as I applied it. It was a creek-bed scene, as I recall, and I was trying different media with my usual photo oils.
I wonder if ye olde heating pad trick would work to soften what's already on the paper when wanting to re-work or add a color to a section, as in this instance. Or might it just make a mess?? Maybe if the original OP's were a harder brand, better results than say, with Senns...?
Film photographer with special love for alternative photographic processes - especially ones that get my hands dirty!