In the mean time I decided I need to take the pastels outside so I went to Olympus Hills Park in the city of Holladay, Utah.
"Silver Trees by the Path"
5" X 7", Pastel on paper mounted to foam board
Original - $50
10" X 8", Pastel on paper mounted to foam board
Original - $100
If you've been watching the blog for a while you can clearly see that the pastel medium results in far more colorful paintings for me. I'm not sure if that's a good thing but it is interesting.
As for the experiment I'm sure there will be no clearly defined winner, there are good and not-so-good things about each medium. I'm guessing I'll be going back and forth with them for a while, this is kind of hard to swallow for a guy that prefers simplicity. I was real good at sticking with acrylics for nearly a year, but man how I've fallen off the wagon!