I was frustrated with my pastel set up so I dug out an old Mabef oil box and tore out all the separators ad stuffed as many pastel sticks into it as possible. The next step was to find a way to make it portable. That was the hard part. I ended up just sticking it into an old aluminum tripod. I seems to work ok. When the weather warms up I will have to give it a field try out. The board is 1/8" masonite coated with clear acrylic gesso made for pastels. I'm just loving the texture. In the past it was hard to deal with but now it feels good.
I named these because I was wanting to fish this stream but didn't have the time to. It is on the west side of RMNP. The studies I did led to the question of would it look good as an impressionist style or as an expressionist style. I think they both work. So which one do you like?