My sister took off for a couple of months to travel west and while away, took a lot of beautiful photos that inspire me. With her permission, I've used her photo as my reference. This is only the second chalk pastel drawing I've ever done. The first is in the home of my department chair. I began this piece last semester as a sort of working demo. I've been trying to have an artwork ongoing in my classroom that students can see the progress of. We'd started a pastel assignment in my drawing class. When i have time, and students are working independently, I will use five minutes here, ten there, and slowly finish. This one stalled for quite a while as the students' needs of course come before my work. When we were to told we could grab things out of our classrooms prior to a full school closure, I wanted to grab this and finish it, so I can hopefully inspire my students in the same way they inspire me. It's important to me for my students to see me as an active artist. This work is 16"20".