Not sure but think this might be Penguin day. No, this isn't a penguin, couldn't get motivated to do one or anything else. Not ready to tackle my next project and was just casting about looking for something I could do.
So made up a quick pastel support using watercolor paper and acrylic inks. Then once that dried I applied a layer of clear gesso. For whatever reason clear gesso has a grit to it and it makes it perfect to hold several layers of pastel and makes for a very economical sanded support. I really liked getting some pastels out of the box that I don't usually work with. And, think it gives a very under-the-sea appearance. I am still into color because it is so gray here - no rain today but never have seen the sun yet!! After 4 or 5 days it gets rather depressing.
This picture actually was inspired by a photo I saw in DC last December, part of the Windland Smith Rice exhibit that recognizes wildlife photographers.