!2" x 12"
Pastel on canvas panel
Remnants of earth poked through the moth-eaten blanket of snow when the temperature lolled above freezing for two consecutive days. 

This scene from near where I live was painted on a black canvas through which the weave and some of the black shone through. I actually forgot to apply clear gesso to the canvas, but I didn't notice any adverse differences until I realized the brush next to the gesso bottle was still pristine. Oops.  My experimentation continues.