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Seven Peppers was painted back in 1999. It is my first painting on sanded paper, and it has served me well. It was accepted into The Pastel Society of America's 1999 annual juried show (it is such an honor to get into that show), was published in the now gone (but excellent) Pastel International Magazine as a finalist in one of their competitions, and has earned me numerous awards locally. It is still one of my favorite paintings.