I am really enjoying teaching pastel. I think it's because my demos are much more looser than a long term studio piece that I tend to grovel over. Having a crowd behind me makes me work faster, with pure intension. Here is a piece on watercolor underpainting.
I started out with a sketch. I had to use a blue hard pastel because it was the only midtone value I had in a hard pastel. Funny though, as it seemed to resist the watercolors.
Blocking in the values
Added in the light values and midtones. I tried not to overwork the details
because they can easily kill a piece.