Thanks to Susan!
It has been... 6 years? I think that is correct? Who cares!
Thanks to Monet Cafe with Susan Jenkins and her wonderful paintings and abilities; to inspire me back into the fold, I have given pastels another try. Here are the four stages I performed to get the painting some-what believable:
Stage 1, Block In
Stage 2, Alcohol applied
Stage 3, First pass
Tweaked 9x12 on UART 400 using Sennilier soft pastels
It's a start; I think? Do I have a chance to hop back in? Painter's paint and whiner's whine!