Take your black pastel stick and draw a nice, straight line across your paper. About 2/3 of the way down, leaving plenty of room for the night sky. Next, draw a nice, big, harvest moon. Fill it in, blending the yellow with your finger.
Then a curving river, using your black, make one side of the river then the other. Fill in your river with a rich, deep blue. Blend just a bit with your finger. Then use your yellow to create a reflection of the moon. (You may remember this technique from Nana’s marsh pastel tutorial).
A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (over 30 lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.