I took advantage of Artist Network TV free trail and learned a few things about pastel yesterday. Like the difference between hard pastels and soft ones and when to use both (hard pastels to layout and build layers and soft ones - to bring in rich colors closer to the end). This is not the first time I've used pastels, and I have a decent size collection of them, but I don't have a lot of experience. It was pretty fun (especially once the kids went to bed). I am still enjoying the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge!