"Breaking Point" happens to be one of my favorite pastels. While drawing it my goal was to describe the powerful of the pull of the tide as the wave is formed and then capture it again as it begins to fall apart and crashes on the rocks. The color of the water was important for me to get exactly right also so that the beauty of the watery blues and greens of the ocean came across well. The velour paper helped me to describe this beautiful drawing. It lends itself well to the pure pigments of pastels. I used mostly Rembrandt soft pastels but Conte sticks were used as well in this drawing.
Looking at it I can almost smell salt in the air and feel the spray on my face - can't you?