I love PastelBord! I bought a pack and finally I am trying it. The texture really does grab the pastel and keeps the vibrance of the pigment. I may be hooked on it now.
Once spring rolls around, I will be out taking photos and trying to paint these types of scenes in person as well. This is from a horse park not far from our house. A group of us went out there to paint on site and I was rushed so I just took a bunch of pictures. The goldenrod or whatever the yellow is was all over the place-just beautiful.