Thank you for the kind comments SarahY, Christel and Rich!
Mira88 - Thank you for such a wonderfully nice comment; it just made my day! For this painting, I used mostly Mungyo Gallery Extra Soft OPs, which are my primary go-to sticks, but I also frequently use Sennelier and Holbein. These scenes really are how I personally see the local landscape.
Terri - I got some small Ampersand panels at an annual art expo here in North Carolina USA (Jerry's Artarama Art of the Carolinas) where they were a vendor and had the panels at special sale prices. This was my first time trying their Encausticbord as I am more familiar with their Gessobord. The less expensive Da Vinci Pro Panels available through Jerry's work well for oil pastels too, especially the medium texture Gessoed one. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my work - such a nice thing to hear!