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Going from Oil Field Sketch to Studio Pastel

Passage 24x18 pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson Available The other day, I wrote about taking a pastel sketch made in the field and using it as a reference for a studio oil painting. This time, I want to address the reverse. Earlier this spring, I painted several small oil sketches at Zion National Park in Utah at a retreat I organized for some painters. One of the sketches really appealed to me, as I thought the moment it captured would make a stunning piece if painted much larger.
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