Today I have worked on the rocks and creek bed. I have only ever painted transparent water with oils in the past and found it very interesting to use pastels to try and achieve the same thing. I hope to complete the water tomorrow as well as the bottom bank.
I did pick out some rocks that are more in focus and some not. As you will see with the close up shot they are in fact just layers laid over the top of each other allowing some of the under colour to show through. I always do keep in mind though the direction of light as well as reflective light.