There. That's better.
As mentioned in a previous post, I've remedied the technical issues I was having with photographing dark paintings. Here is the new and improved image of "pastel | untitled no. 8".
Now about the painting: I've turned it around 180 degrees, for I prefer this orientation. See the watermark, lower center? Within reason, I usually make every effort to get rid of watermarks. This one appeared in the beginning layers and despite efforts to eliminate it, the mark remained. And now I don't mind it, for it's subtle and shows the human element in the work. There is beauty in imperfection. Wabi-sabi.