Got a hankering for doing some pastels, after a hiatus of about 30 years! (Last time I did one was in college.) So, I bought the pastel set above and some special boards. The photo is a scene Julie and I get to see very often on the east side of Moscow, where we live. The middle photo shows the underlayers I like to put down with pastels. I will try a few more to see if I like the pastels as much as watercolor (probably not). They are messy, but fun!