I don't remember if I mentioned that when I first started with Marla (teacher) I started with a Tree course. None of the other courses really appealed to me. I did get a $100. coupon for joining the Facebook group and subscribing to the YouTube channel and inviting three friends to check out her classes so when Marla's 26 week course went on sale for a brief time I took advantage of it and was able to use the $100. coupon as well. I have been taking my time with this course and learning a lot. I had bought a package of pastel paper sample and I am working my way through them to see how I like the papers. Some I love and some not so much. I tried a new paper called velour to paint this apple.
I really loved this paper and will probably buy more when I'm out. You can see how the particles of pigment are just dancing on the surface.
This was my second fruit done on pastelmat which is nicer than the painting (smile)