I know there is a learning curve and I also know there are going to be a lot of ugly paintings along this journey. If you keep painting the same style over and over, how would you know if another style didn't suit you better? I feel better about it already, just reading my words. I would be an idiot if I didn't pursue this more. I know it's not for everybody, but it is closer to what I have in mind than a lot of my latest paintings. I think this is close to the style of my still life paintings from a few months ago.
This is painted on 8 x 10 cold press watercolor paper with Daler Rowney gouache.
Here are a couple of Pan Pastel paintings from late last year. I may try the above painting again using Pan Pastels. Pans are a more familiar medium and I might have a better chance of success. I still want to play with gouache, but I think Pans and Pastelmat could help get the look I am after. Anyway, here are the paintings from last year.