I discovered the medium of pastel by stumbling upon a book by Daniel Greene titled, simply “Pastel”. I loved the beauty of his portrait and figurative work and decided that I wanted to try out this vibrant medium. I love the vivid color and immediacy it offers. With pastel there is no drying time. I can leave it and come back and work on my painting any time without the need to clean brushes or wait for layers to dry. I found it a great fit for a mother of two young children. It also was an easy transition from drawing with graphite and charcoal and seemed a perfect fit for me.