I scanned a couple of early stages on this painting, so I thought I'd share them here. Dark gray PastelMat with Caran d'Ache Neopastels.
Sketch and sky blocked in.
Built up more color and worked out some changes from the sketch.
8" x 10"
Oil pastel on dark gray PastelMat
Photo by Johannes Vloothuis reference for week 2 homework for "Essentials of Painting Rocks."
Finished version. It was supposed to have "muted orange-red" rocks, but, in that dawn light they just didn't want to be muted!