An oil pastel I did a couple of years ago, for M. It was an old canvas of Daniela’s, with an unfinished painting already on it. It was fun to layer the oil pastels over it, incorporating the colors and textures into the new work. I used only blue, white, and brown — the red is from the old painting. And you can see the texture of the old paint in the highlights of the clouds and their reflections in the water. I called it “Jamaica Pond” even though the shape and other details aren’t exactly accurate. It’s meant to be more of a representation of how it feels to walk there in the dark, and the beauty and mystery of trees, water, and moonlight.