Marion often takes photographs for reference, which she usually crops and then develops thumbnail sketches if she wishes to adjust the composition. She brought with her the photo and thumbnails for the landscape she demonstrated today and had also sketched the scene with charcoal on the sanded paper support she used.
Sue is avoiding greens at this stage. Soft pastels are making their first appearance with the white of the clouds.
Beginners will often clog their support by using too much pressure when applying soft pastels.
The next three picture show the further development and completed painting.