Well, this pastel has been totally scraped off and reapplied and even now the pigment is thick. I am working on these to learn, but the original one was a disaster. Really, do not think this is much better, The colors shown on the monitor are not true to the original, but I am at a loss to remedy that situation. The plan was to stay in one area of the color wheel, but think I strayed too wide.
When I finished messing with that, another landscape was begun, cypress on the Guadalupe River. It is progressing much better. Still struggling with having a heavy hand, too much pigment too soon. So much to learn, and put into practice.