First I made a light oil pastel picture just as an experiment on pastel paper and coated with with acrylic varnish. It seemed to work well.
|Self-portrait of the arist as an aging insomniac|
|Nan's House in Maine|
THEN, I did a mixed media piece in my round 2 Moleskine. This was on a page Anders skipped because of bleed-through from Markers. I put on two layers of acrylic gesso and then drew a monochrome picture with pigment markers (pens) and then colored it with water colors and oil pastels and varnished it.
Round 2 Moleskine
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Then, I did the final piece in the round 2 Moleskine, which is a collaboration with Milo called fish for Milo--it's pencil and colored pencil.
|Fish for Milo|
pencil and colored pencil
Milo drew the curlies at the top and bottom