I tried painting on toned pastel paper again. I wanted to try painting an object without a lot of details so I could concentrate on simply applying the pastel and allowing the toned paper to be the dark or middle value of the painting. In this case I used the toned paper to be the middle value of the tea cup. I tried to keep the color of the toned paper to show through for the middle value. It was a great learning experience. In the picture I have an extra piece of the toned paper peeking out from behind the painting so you can see the color of it.