While studying the photo to use as reference for another pastel I noticed how the light ran across the top of the hillside and illuminated the top of the house. The fields and trees created an abstract pattern of interest.
First I created some black and white sketches to study the shapes and values.
|"Fading Light" sketches|
|"Fading Light" color sketches|
Finally I chose my favorite sketches and combined the best of each to create a larger 8"x12" pastel drawing.
|"Fading Light" 8"x12" pasel|