So I was into limes this week...(see post from July 17th titled Too Many Limes & you'll see where these limes originated!) and decided to paint a few smaller (5x7) pastels, using the pva size & working on a primed board again. When I finished, I then sprayed them with a UV resistant glossy acrylic coating. Here are the finished pieces! I'm quite happy with the results (tho I need to shoot some better photos---this one has a bit of glare showing in the middle & last painting). I'm just bursting with motivation now that I've discovered a way to eliminate framing---one of my least favorite things to do!! Time to go to work on a new painting!